View Full Version : need some help with my 2 new P.Bastardi

09-16-2007, 03:39 PM
I bought 2 new P. Bastardi at the 17 annual Kc show and I need some help with there care. o I first i want to know if they can climb?

Thanks in advance Lee Messmer

brandon f.
09-16-2007, 04:35 PM
i have seen mine climb glass, i then kept them in rubbermaid containers, and never saw them climb.

09-16-2007, 05:38 PM
Thanks that helps i also need to know some care info we were told to keep the temp at around 85-86F and to keep them kinda moist on a sand mixed with coco nut fiber.

brandon f.
09-16-2007, 07:17 PM
thats sounds bout right i kept mine from 78-85. spray lightly once daily. if you have a male and female you will start getting eggs soon. hope this helps.

09-16-2007, 07:36 PM
What size cage should i put them in when there full grown right now there only 3 weeks old and eating pin head crickets and fruit flies.

brandon f.
09-16-2007, 09:13 PM
a 10 gallon aquarium is plenty.i kept mine in 15 qt. rubbermaids.

09-16-2007, 09:28 PM
3 weeks old and eating fruit flies and pin heads? I feed my P. bastardi 1/4" crickets as soon as they hatch.

How small are yours? Are you sure you have bastardi?

I keep bastardi on dry play sand between 75-88F. Spray them lightly every other week and supply a water dish. Small, frequent meals will result in the lower photo in no time. They will climb, and are semi-arboreal.


09-17-2007, 04:13 PM
Can one of you guys post a pic. of a baby P. Bastardi for me they have brown strips, an orange to yellowish tail, and are a little bigger than a newly hatched morning gecko.

Thanks, Lee Messmer

brandon f.
09-19-2007, 04:23 PM
if you look around on here there are a couple pics of young bastardi. but waht you desribe is right.

09-19-2007, 09:53 PM
Thanks i was starting to think they were listed as the wrong species they were only 15$ for each so I though they were a good deal.

Thanks for the help, Lee Messmer

brandon f.
09-19-2007, 10:24 PM
yea 15 isn't a bad price at all. they are a need gecko.