View Full Version : Found another one!!!

miss libby
08-13-2006, 09:08 PM
Look at this little tiny Med Gecko as you guys say it is. This time our friend
Eddie found this little guy in his kitchen sink. And of course he brings it to the
Gecko girl of Desert Hot Springs, California. This one
must be near a hatchling i think its the smallest one ive seen let alone
got a chance to keep. So far it hasnt eaten for me i found a tiny little
mealworm for it but it hasnt went for it yet. im gonna try to find a smaller
one and if he dont eat in the next day ill have to let it go.

opps i made the picture a little to big sorry


Does the mealie look to big for it?

08-13-2006, 10:15 PM
Not at all, that size of insect should be fine for it. Nice little turcicus by the way.

08-13-2006, 10:54 PM
Looks like you've got it set up too moist. This is a desert species.

miss libby
08-14-2006, 01:37 AM
im not keeping it in the critter keeper it will go into a five gallon tank.
i just put it in there to give it a chance to get a drink and eat and to
photograph it. Are you telling me this is not a med gecko?

08-14-2006, 01:53 AM
Nope, it is a Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus.

08-14-2006, 03:38 AM
Actually I have two hatchlings and they readily eat small crickets. Mine donīt go for mealworms,too.


miss libby
08-14-2006, 04:18 AM
my last one pounded the mealworms, of all 5 of yours none will eat mealies?
and thank you Gonatodes for letting me know it is a med gecko. And i visited your website i like it. You should show pics of your collection. Would make the site much more interesting. but i do like it.

08-14-2006, 07:00 AM
Dont let this guy escape K? :wink:

08-14-2006, 11:25 AM
No, it's definately H. turcicus. I have seen people mistakenly assume they need to be kept moist and their health deteriorates.

miss libby
08-14-2006, 12:46 PM
lol ok docszoo i wont let it get away. Acually i couldnt find him this morning
in the five gallon tank i had to take everything out and he was upsidedown
clinging under and onto the reptile carpet. So out came the carpet and in
went the sand. Danscantle is it ok to use sand with med geckos? I know
they are mainly climbers and i dont want to have any sand trouble. What
else could i use that it wont get under?

08-14-2006, 01:33 PM
Id personally use playsand or a mix of sand and coco fiber. The turcicus will appreciate bark and rocks for cover and some vertically oriented climbing furniture.

08-14-2006, 03:51 PM
It funny how people argue about the way to house these geckos. If breed them many times. Had one pair in a vert desert style cage and one in a vert troplical rain forest cage. Both did fine. As long as the gecko can climb bask and eat it will be fine.

08-14-2006, 04:37 PM
yup, theyve been able to colonize huge portions of the planet for a reason.

miss libby
08-14-2006, 11:50 PM
Ok im using very fine sand made for reptiles it was very expensive
like 10 bucks for a bag its just this gecko is so darn tiny. Im gonna
see if it will eat if i can find the darn thing. Thanks so much Gonatodes
and Strikedistance for the help. :wink:

Hey Strike where abouts in so cal do you live?

08-15-2006, 12:30 AM
I live in Redondo. But i herp all over. San Diego Malibu, Borrego, Bakersfield

miss libby
08-15-2006, 01:23 PM
Cool i love the beach i use to live in Newport. Bakersfield is the closest
to me. Next time you come out this way stop at Tribal Reptiles in Redlands
they have some cool reptiles in deli cups.

miss libby
08-16-2006, 03:36 AM
I finally got the little guy to eat a mealie. I was so happy to see it eat.
Man is it ever tiny.

08-16-2006, 01:24 PM
Just feed it crickets. Its so much easier and better for them.

miss libby
08-16-2006, 06:46 PM
Yeah they would probably be more easy to digest for it.
I dont know if the pet store has crickets that tiny. They do sell pin heads.
Ill get some for him/her when i go to the pet store. I want it to be
healthy and all. Should i dust them? I dont have a water supply small
enough for it so i just mist the fake plant everyday in hopes it will lick
the plant for water. I do have a gatorade cap with water in it but i
dont want it to drowned. This gecko is almost to tiny to keep.

08-17-2006, 08:33 PM
Thee water cap is cool. I used to do that but you really dont need it. Misting once a day i fine enough. Yes you can dust the crickets. Its good for them. You dont need to but its better. Oh and dont but surprized if he escapes. There good at that. Thats why if you have him in a critter keeper you should go to like Home Depot and buy mesh. Put it over the cage before you but the top on. Also wash a stick and put it in there for the little guy.

miss libby
08-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Oh cool so i will mist and dust. And im not worried about it
escaping it is in a five gallon tank with a secure lid. I tried
to take a picture of the tank but my camera battery is dead
and they keep coming out dark. I am aware of how easily
they escape its happened to me before. Just a few days
ago one got away from me because the lid was cracked
open. It has a nice stick and a hide and fake plant involved.