View Full Version : New Trachycephalus project!

03-23-2012, 07:35 AM
I gave up keeping any Rhacodactylus a few years ago, and swore I would never have any again, as I intended to stick to Uroplatus only. However, the opportunity arose to keep these very interesting and timid geckos.
I only have a couple of photos of them at the moment as they are very timid and are still settling in.
I am already enjoying keeping this species. Their appetite is like no other gecko I have kept before!


When they have had a chance to settle in properly, I hope to be able to take some better photos of them.

03-23-2012, 09:14 AM
I don't think "jealous" is a strong enough word. Trachys are my dream geckos.

You'll have to keep us updated, and include lots of pictures.

03-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Congrats! We don't see many of them in the US. Keep us updated on how they do, would be great if they produced some offspring for you here in the near future.

03-23-2012, 10:20 PM
Congrats on getting these guys. From what I understand, they're so rare because of their breeding habits. Two plus years to maturity and one clutch a year if not one clutch every two if I'm not mistaken. Though I have heard they're one of the most interesting to keep. Best of luck with them.

03-24-2012, 03:55 AM
Congrats Graham! Trachy's are such nice animals. You will love them!
They are flighty when young, but they will calm down when they are mature.

04-08-2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks everyone! They seem to have settled in now.

Until recently, they seem to have been sleeping separately, but in the past few days I have seen this...I believe it is a good sign!

04-08-2012, 05:32 PM
oh, I like those geckos, Graham! good luck with breeding, and congratulations!

04-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Very nice, sir! Good luck with them. It's interesting how the snout scales look like they have pseudo-pores in them.

04-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Sweet. Congrats on sir!

04-09-2012, 11:08 AM
wow, varry nice there and good luck with breeding them :biggrin:

04-09-2012, 11:11 AM
Congrats Graham! That's a good sign! Hope they prove to be a pair for you!

04-11-2012, 01:04 AM
Awesome geckos and great pics!

04-13-2012, 11:18 AM
Thanks again for the comments!

@Debbie: I hope they turn out to be a pair as well. To be honest though, I don't mind much, as they are such interesting geckos anyway! I now find them sleeping together every single day, which is promising.
They are very interesting geckos to watch, have incredible appetites and seem to make extremely good use of all the space they are provided with.

04-15-2012, 12:37 PM
Those are some of my favorites. I have noticed mine become more calm as they age. They become active about an hour before the sun goes down. I try and clean their cage at this time. They have gotten used to me entering their cage and moving stuff around.

They always sleep in the same spot and on top of each other. It is necessary to keep them together from a very young age to ensure breeding success. It is dificualt to introduce adults to each other and have any sort of breeding success.

I have some babies available in the Southern California area. I can give you guys/gal forum discounts if you are interested. PM me for details.

Here is a picture of 2011 Trachy TRachy

04-15-2012, 01:25 PM
Thanks for your comments. I have noticed mine start to calm down already and I haven't had them long, so I am confident that they will be very chilled as adults!

Please post an advert in the classifieds if you want to sell geckos.

04-15-2012, 01:29 PM
I have advertised on here for the last few months and I have adds up right now. Sorry......

04-20-2012, 02:54 AM
I found these in the bamboo and strelitzia last night, had to snap some photos and thought I would share them!


Pets101: Sorry if the tone of my post seemed a bit off, I tend to get quite blunt sometimes without realising!

04-20-2012, 06:17 PM
No problem, you have beautiful animals! Here are a few pictures of one of my adult lesser males from my cell phone camera. Those plants seem like a great idea!

04-24-2012, 12:18 AM
Just awesome.....I hope to own a pair of these guys someday.

04-26-2012, 08:39 AM
Hi, nice to see more Trachys in the UK, I hope you are lucky enough to find young running round the tank. I had my first 2 last season.this is them on the day I found them.Good luck

04-26-2012, 04:57 PM
Thanks! I hope it turns out to be a successful project as well. They certainly do seem to be an underrated (and fairly unknown!) species amongst UK gecko keepers. I never planned to keep them, but thought I'd give them a go and I am really glad I did! They have really interesting behaviour!