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MalUK
03-02-2008, 07:06 PM
I aquired this little chap yesterday from my local rep shop. It was sold as a Peters Giant Walking Gecko.I have since found its other name to be Cyrtodactylus consobrinus. I was told its care requirements are exactly the same as a leopard gecko but I have been searching the net to find care sheets to confirm that. However on one of the Gecko forums I have been told that my new gecko is in fact a pictus gecko. I am not yet 100% convinced and wondered if anyone can positively id the species of this gecko from the photos below. Not best of photos Im afraid. If it is a giant walking gecko I would welcome any information regarding its care. Its a male about 4 months old

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd69/MOUTGECKOS/GRINNINGGECKO101-1.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd69/MOUTGECKOS/petersgiantwalkinggecko.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd69/MOUTGECKOS/GRINNINGGECKO119.jpg

Many thanks for any help anyone can offer

Hilde
03-02-2008, 07:36 PM
It's a pictus, no doubt.
Check this thread: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/bent-toed-bow-fingered-geckos-cyrtodactylus/25934-consobrinus.html for pictures or consobrinus.
And compare to these pictures of pictus: Global Gecko Association (http://www.gekkota.org/html/p__pictus.html)

dactylus
03-03-2008, 01:37 AM
Paroedura pictus

PassPort
03-03-2008, 02:27 AM
mos def a pictus. Cool little critters from the island of Madagascar. Nothing giant about them at all.... check out the Paroedura section.

MalUK
03-03-2008, 04:43 AM
Many thanks for the replies. I wanted to be sure so I can make sure I keep the lil chap in the best possible conditions as per his species. Your help is appreciated. Will have to ask the Rep Shop why they sold him as a Peters Giant walking gecko though, not that it matters now, hes part of the collection and staying with us.

Jan Grathwohl
03-04-2008, 03:37 AM
Agree on the id - but would say that i hope you haven't paid much for him - his quit on the thin side - get some food into him :)

http://www.tineogjan.dk/pictures/paroedura%20picta.jpg

MalUK
03-04-2008, 05:22 AM
;-)I paid comparable to what other normal morph pictus seem to be going for on the net. I hope I will be able to build him up a little. He had been in the store since before christmas and they had him on sand, were treating him like a leo and he was taking 5 crickets per night. Im hoping I will now have his care more in keeping with his species. He does seem settled and does eat crickets and this morning I got some calcigrubs and tried him with one......he seemed to love it, so hopefully they will fatten him up a little. The important thing is now I have an accurate ID I can give the right care. I have found an excellent pictus care sheet.

I didnt set out to buy specifically a Peters walking gecko so there is no disappointment that he is a pictus. My son and I saw him and decided we liked the look of him and that he would be an interesting change from the many leos (14) that we have. Ideally he would have been researched pre purchase but we took the words of the reptile dealer at face value and could easily match the care they said it needed. Once again my thanks to all for pointing me in the right direction.