View Full Version : Hatchling Pygopus update

09-07-2008, 11:22 PM
G'day all,

Here are a few recent photos of some of last seasons hatchling P. schraderi.

They are probably the most trouble free gecko I've kept. They eat crickets and woodroaches without any trouble and juveniles don't need to be kept separately. With a bit of luck I'll breed a few more this season.






09-07-2008, 11:59 PM
Those are amazing geckos I'm glad to see they are doing so good. I'd love to get even just one. Just wondering what do these run price wise normally? If you could PM me and tell me that would be amazing.

09-08-2008, 12:00 AM
There's got to be a better word than 'jealous', but I can't think of one right now. I'd love to have some of them, but some dreams just won't come true. *sigh*

09-08-2008, 12:27 AM
Over here they are rarely kept in captivity and are fairly difficult to track down.
Hopefully I can breed a few more and help establish them in captivity here.


09-08-2008, 12:39 AM
Either way they are amazing. How big are they full grown?

09-08-2008, 02:11 AM
I've been wanting Pygopus for years now, too bad there are literally none outside of Australia.:cry:

09-08-2008, 10:05 PM
BLake: My adults male is about 150mm (6inches) SVL. The females are a bit bigger at 180mm (about 7.5inches) SVL. Their tail is about the same length as the body, if not a bit longer so one adult female i have is about 40cm (16inches) long total length.


09-09-2008, 03:57 AM
I'd love to have a pair of Pygopus...
How are you incubating the eggs? How many do they lay per year?

09-09-2008, 03:59 AM
Eggs are incubated the same way I do N. levis eggs. Vermiculite and water in a sealed container.

I had one female lay three clutches (5 eggs). In one season. I'm sure they could do more.


Geckos and Goannas
09-12-2008, 02:57 PM
Amazing. just Amazing. keep up the good work!

09-12-2008, 07:21 PM
Great animals,
what morphological sign makes Pygopus to be a Gecko?


09-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Ahhh, according to a few taxonomists they are geckos (most closely related to aussie geckos, Diplodactylinae). Apparently, strictly speaking they should be included within diplodactylinae, but Pygopodidae remains because most interested people know this group.

The clear spectacle over the eye, the ability to vocalise (which they do quite often) and the habit of methodically licking their face and eye are the most obvious characteristics that point to gecko ancestry. Also the clutch size is invariably 1 or 2 (although 3 has been recorded in Burtons legless lizards once).