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    Hi I am a new Gecko owner and need all the information I can get. When I bought my little one all the guy told me was what it ate. I need to know more than that. Does it need a light and what kind of bedding does it need? Does it need humidity ? they had his paper towel wet does it need to be wet. How much do I feed it it ate 4 baby crickets last night does it need more? How do you tell the sex of a gecko? I am glad that I found you guys at least I know I will get information on it. The only name he told me was this name Fz C Mitratus . Is that what kind it is? I feel really stupid for not picking the guys brain more. So I would be able to look it up.

    I can't list all my pets but i will a few. I have three dogs, 4 birds, an enole , water dragon, guinea pig, Rabbit, frogs, about twenty of them, two red eared sliders, gerbils, a pot gut, tree frogs the frogs are all different kinds. I would continue but there are two many. And just like this one I have had to research on how to properly take care of them. I want to thank you guys for making a page to where people can come and Learn and get answer to there questions.thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnette View Post
    Hi I am a new Gecko owner and need all the information I can get. When I bought my little one all the guy told me was what it ate. I need to know more than that. Does it need a light and what kind of bedding does it need? Does it need humidity ? they had his paper towel wet does it need to be wet. How much do I feed it it ate 4 baby crickets last night does it need more? How do you tell the sex of a gecko? I am glad that I found you guys at least I know I will get information on it. The only name he told me was this name Fz C Mitratus . Is that what kind it is? I feel really stupid for not picking the guys brain more. So I would be able to look it up.

    I can't list all my pets but i will a few. I have three dogs, 4 birds, an enole , water dragon, guinea pig, Rabbit, frogs, about twenty of them, two red eared sliders, gerbils, a pot gut, tree frogs the frogs are all different kinds. I would continue but there are two many. And just like this one I have had to research on how to properly take care of them. I want to thank you guys for making a page to where people can come and Learn and get answer to there questions.thank you
    Hi Jonnette ~

    Welcome aboard! Sounds as if you have a small zoo including your new Coleonyx mitratus!

    How about copying and pasting this post with a picture of your gecko to a new thread? That way GU will be able to guide you better.

    Click for a repost: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...ckos-coleonyx/

    Maybe Hilde will actually move your post for you?
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    The gecko you have is a Coleonyx mitratus. Its care is very similar to that of a leopard gecko, so if you look up care sheets about leopard geckos, it will be close. These geckos are much smaller than leopard geckos and eat small crickets (up to 1/4" in length) and mealworms. I would imagine they can eat small roaches as well. They come from a fairly arid environment, though I recall reading that C. mitratus may like a bit more humidity than the other species. Many of this genus like to dig and burrow. I keep C. variegatus and C. elegans. I put a shallow dish of coco fiber (that takes up about 1/3 of the enclosure) on the hot side of the cage with a hide over it so they can dig. I would recommend coco fiber over sand due to more danger of impaction. It can use a humid hide (google to get details) or you can keep the coco fiber moist. Feed it as many crickets as it will eat. Sometimes 4 will be enough, sometimes not. Generally the males, when viewed from above, have pretty prominent spurs (little thorn-like projections) on either side behind the back legs. I can sex my C. variegatus by the age of 3 weeks. Enjoy it!

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    Thank you guys for all the information I will get right on the proper care and thank you for the name so I can.
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    I actually have a Bird Rescue and do volunteer work for a reptile Rescue. I know that sounds bad that I don't even know what kind of reptile it is if I volunteer. I have known the owner for a couple of years but never got involved until the last couple of months. I mostly just feed and water what he tells me to and clean cages. He has over 400 reptiles and there is no way I could remember them all. So when he gives me a Reptile or mammal I research it so I know how to take care of it. Or I ask Jim who is the owner what to do. thank you for the information I really appreciate it.
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    How long have you been running the bird rescue, Jonnette?

    + 1 Coleonyx mitratus now. Enjoy.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    For two years before that it was my Uncles. He passed away in 2014 and left me his property. I might be loosing it though because of Medicare. They have put a 60,000 dollar lien on the property for taking care of my Uncle while he was alive. Right now I am looking to buy more property for them and the Reptile Rescue we want to make a park and a learning center for the State of Utah.

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    I haven't been able to get a picture of the little one it likes to hide in a crack in his hide out log. I will post one as soon as I can. All I can see right now is part of the tail and the tip of the nose. At first I thought he/she might be stuck but he/she is not. Thank God I was worried for a minute. He/she doesn't move much either is that normal? He/she has been eating though 2 to three crickets a day. He/she must come out after dark when I am upstairs. To get him use to me do I need to take his/her log out so he/she can't hide or would that be bad for he/she. I can't pick it up yet it's to small and I'm afraid he/she might fall and get hurt. And the guy I bought him from told me not to. He said I need to let it get bigger first he/she is only about a inch and a half he/she is a little one. From what he said it shouldn't get much bigger. sorry for the he/she thing I don't know the sex and I don't want to call it it lol. I need to find a name for the little one I was calling it Tiny
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    It may get up to 3" and it's nocturnal which is why it's coming out at night.

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    Thanks for telling me I was wondering about that. I would love to see it more it to bad it comes out at night
    are all of them like that?

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