View Full Version : Paroedura picta

GeckoMan Roth
04-15-2009, 03:08 PM
A new care_sheet entry has been added:

GeckoMan Roth
04-15-2009, 05:51 PM
i second justin's comment. if you really want to make yourself feel smart, write your own freakin sheet. then, if you really want to, ask other people on the site who's is better. i guarantee it'll be mine, because i don't do the stupid things you do. i don't want you to post anything else on this care sheet.

07-11-2009, 09:22 PM
ive been planing on getting one. they look like danger, but not as the tokay gecko.:banana:

07-20-2009, 06:25 PM
wild caught's can be nasty but most wild caught geckos are, try and find a breeder.

07-22-2009, 09:49 AM
that is the cutest gecko. where did you get your gecko from!!!!!!!!:D

09-16-2009, 12:35 AM
it'd be nice to know the temps preferred by the guys. For sure you aren't suggesting keeping them at 65? maybe day temps in mid-high 70's and night temps in low 70's 60's?

11-05-2009, 07:22 PM
:yahoo::horse::banana: awesome

11-16-2009, 06:45 AM
They recently got one of those at my local petsmart.

01-09-2010, 01:18 PM
They recently got one of those at my local petsmart.

Be careful a lot of them at petsmart are wild- caught. I've heard of stories of them attacking employees when they were trying to handle them. They're really fast too.:yahoo::banana:

01-26-2010, 10:56 PM
I keep several Pictus geckos and have succesfully bred them. The care sheet is very good but personally I would avoid sand as substrate. I use eco earth or similar for adults and paper towel for hatchlings. Mine tolerate a warm end temp of 85F with a temp gradient to 65/70F at the cool end. I dont alter temps at night and my reproom is maintained at around 70F. They are a fast little gecko and will take any opportunity to escape. They breed like rabbits and the main problem is stopping them from breeding. (the female will continue to lay eggs many months after mating) The male should not be kept in the tank with females other than for mating introductions. The breeding female needs good nutritional support and supplimentation. As they lay a large number of clutches (2 small hard shelled eggs per clutch) calcium is vital. Many females have died during breeding through calcium loss. They are a very under rated little gecko but seem to be gaining a bit of popularity in the UK. They are more suited to being a display reptile rather than one for 'petting'. Their simple and prolific breeding in captivity really does away for any need to obtain w/c specimens.

Can I also take this opportunity to say hi to everyone. I hope to be visiting this forum a little more often.

Riverside Reptiles
07-23-2010, 03:32 PM
Sand is definitely not a good substrate for picta. They don't live on sand in nature. Eco-earth, coco bark, cypress mulch, peat, etc are much better and more natural choices.

08-12-2010, 11:26 PM
:):)im getting a new gecko(ocelot).+ i think that they are really cute:):):)

11-30-2010, 09:42 AM
Hi everyone, newbie here.

Just like to say don't get them to fade away, can be the last time u'll see it! Not so nervous and jumper like Phelsuma, but at least a fast and nice gecko ;)


12-04-2010, 07:20 PM
Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. I'm actually a rather new owner of a pictus gecko (since August.) I think my little one is sick. He hasn't eaten for about 4-5 days. Before that, we had been feeding him wrong and he was deficient in calcium. I believe we have that issue solved (thankfully) but, now he won't eat anything at all (have tried his favorite: crickets and also mealworms) It also looks like the mealworm (that he ate last) is still inside him and balled up in his stomach near his tail. We soaked him in warm water to see if that would get him to poop (as recommended by PetSmart) but, as of now (about an hour later) he has yet to do anything. Has anyone else had this problem? Please help. I don't want him to starve!

01-03-2011, 04:42 PM
wow no one knows how to help that lil guy? how is he? its been a month since your post!!!

01-23-2011, 10:33 PM
Need advice. Should I buy a leopard gecko or panther gecko? Would love feedback

01-24-2011, 10:01 AM
Need advice. Should I buy a leopard gecko or panther gecko? Would love feedback

They all basically have the same needs, but the leopard gecko looks better :P they donít really smell but if you want to put them outside it depends where you live, because theyíre cold-blooded and if you live in a colder climate you can have them but they need to be under a heat lamp. I donít think they make noise but Iím no positive.

01-24-2011, 07:16 PM
Haha really? I'd say panthers r cuter. Haha but okay thank you for your advice, and yeah I'd have to keep them inside due to climate. They seem about the same in care so I guess it just comes down to price and looks. Haha do you have either of those lizards? If so, could you tell me how many panthers or leapords you can keep in a ten gallon tank? I have an empty ten gallon and don't really want to have to buy a larger one. Hope yah reply.


08-26-2011, 07:04 PM
Im Looking for a Ready to breed female Panther and I was wondering on If anyone has any for sale and if so how much and how much for shipping. I would be willing to trade a full grown Bearded dragon for a female panther.

08-26-2011, 07:25 PM
Be careful with the replies/pm's you get for your post. I posted looking for the same gecko species and got more fake ads than real. One seemed so real i almost bit until i was warned of his email address which i then looked up on google and found tons of scams the person tried. I even spoke on the phone with him!