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NewVisionDragonZ
11-02-2006, 01:55 PM
why are they so exspensive I found babies for sale for 2,500 :o

weswright
11-02-2006, 01:58 PM
If i am correct they only produce two offspring a year if you can get them to produce at all. I know this really drives the price up, as they are not exported from thier native islands.

JBReptiles
11-02-2006, 02:41 PM
And they like leachieanus take 5 or so years to sexually mature.

NewVisionDragonZ
11-02-2006, 04:43 PM
wow so are they popular for ppl to buy since they take soo long to mature

weswright
11-02-2006, 05:04 PM
I think that for some one just getting into the hobbie of breeding, waiting for the 5yrs would actually detere them from purchasing a pair.

JBReptiles
11-02-2006, 05:28 PM
I think most people want to get them cuz their"rare".And i think thats a total wrong reason to get geckos.I think you should get geckos if you think their cool looking.Cuz ones that get rare ones seem to be in it for a profit.And not the hobby.Thats what it seems to me.,

DDReptiles
11-02-2006, 05:41 PM
They are really sweet geckos, I have got to see one before and they are really interesting to watch. They are not so great for handling and are not for beginners. There are only a very small handful of people in the US who breed them and they are very limited in availability. I doubt their price will drop anytime soon if anything it might go up. I would love to get a pair one day, hopefully in the next year or so I wish to get 1 baby.

NewVisionDragonZ
11-02-2006, 06:26 PM
yeah i love the way they look but maybe next year i might get a baby to right now i got my hands full with the Nephurus

Jaguar Gecko77
11-03-2006, 12:20 AM
this species comes from a location that is only about 2 foot ball fields in area not to mention that the few people that have them can set the price due to the inability to have them imported. when i first saw these guys the price was 10k each for babies. Which I think is exploitation of the species the seller is actually well known in the rac community so i won't say the name....and he gave me a great price on cresteds heh. But since then the price has lowered. I do wish that more breeders were out there as it always seems that animals that are rare and expensive get poched all to often =(. On a different note i have heard that the habbits of this guy are very interesting and if i rember right it is the rac. that has the most prehensile tail of the genis.
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Brian
11-04-2006, 07:50 PM
I think that location refers only to one subspecies. I think the range of the whole species is bigger. But I could be very wrong. I'm going on memory.

GeckoTom
11-04-2006, 09:05 PM
I think most people want to get them cuz their"rare".And i think thats a total wrong reason to get geckos.I think you should get geckos if you think their cool looking.Cuz ones that get rare ones seem to be in it for a profit.And not the hobby.Thats what it seems to me.,

So it seems to you!

Who wants designer geckos??? For lots of money, isnt that the same reason???

Why pay for a leopardgecko, or a crested or gargoyle, several hundreds??

I think everyone has different reasons for keeping geckos, viviparous geckos are special!

I dont think you can make a lot of profit from a gecko that produces two offsprings, at most, a year!