View Full Version : Lygodactylus

10-23-2006, 06:01 AM
I need few pictures of these species:

lygodactylus capensis
lygodactylus kimhowelli
lygodactylus luteopicturatus

and ofcourse your opinions and experince advice on care.

Thanks in advance!

10-23-2006, 10:13 AM

click gecko photos
then click
gekkonidae (sp?) there are pics of all three.

Hope it helps

10-23-2006, 11:15 AM
I knew for that link, but thanks anyway. Does someone have some own pictures from captivity? Any useful info also? I need some care tips or care sheet for some general info for kimhowelli.

10-23-2006, 12:11 PM
I currently have a reverse trio of kimhowelli that I've had for approx. a year, and they are very easy to keep (I actually house mine with mourning geckos with no problems). I keep them in the upper 70's with a uv lamp and a big leafy plant and mist them morning and/or night. That's it. They're fat and I have a couple of eggs incubating as we speak. Mine are in a screen cage, but most put theirs in glass. Overall they appear extremely hardy.

Thanks, and good luck


Kevin McRae
10-23-2006, 12:31 PM
I have mine in a plastic critter keeper, peat moss substrate, a few live plants and some logs. I keep them at room temperature, so around 75-80 F. Mist them twice a day. I feed, baby food, crickets, mealworms and house flies.

I will have pics today.

10-23-2006, 12:59 PM
Ok, do they prefer arboreal lifestyle or semi-arboreal? And hoe big te enclosure needs to be for trio? Do you separate yours after breeding? How big they acctualy are when adult?

10-25-2006, 10:15 AM
Definitely arboreal. Mine spend all of their time on the sides of the cage and on leaftops. They have also been together since December of last year with no ill affects. I need to get me more females though :D The eggs I'm happy to say stayed good in the armpits of the plant, though I did finally remove them and put them in a deli cup with moistened vermiculite, and they still seem quite fine. Time will tell.