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    Hey guys got my welcome home gift from my patronized reptile dealer, 2 pairs of a first generation captive-bred Bow-fingered gecko, Cyrtodactylus mamanwa.




    At first I wasn't really impressed by them or the fact that they look like my normal house geckos, but a week later they've already won my heart. I only kept a pair since I wasn't really confident about my Gecko Mastery just yet and the other pair I shipped off to a friend in Croydon somewhere in England.

    Hydrating in warm water, a little coconut juice & a little honey..




    Inside their quarantine enclosure. First day, first dinner (female had obvious unshed skin left -__-)




    What my pair looks like a week after they first arrived. Showing off their normal male/female coloration. I can't believe they were doing a courtship chase on my hand while I'm taking pictures. Guess they don't mind doing it in public -__-




    Stunning male coloration.. Nuff said..




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    Awesome, they are absolutley gorgeous.

    Cyrto's are way underrated.
    I'm writing an article abouth the genus as we speak and there are so many amazing subspecies, i wonder why people don't keep them more often.
    Thanks for sharing these and please keep us posted abouth them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Awesome, they are absolutley gorgeous.

    Cyrto's are way underrated.
    I'm writing an article abouth the genus as we speak and there are so many amazing subspecies, i wonder why people don't keep them more often.
    Thanks for sharing these and please keep us posted abouth them
    Indeed. I am surprised that there are a lot of undiscovered and needs reclassification amongst the Cyrto's.. My dealer said these particular species were very common near estuaries and were thought off as ordinary house geckos til he caught a few and realized it was not. He started breeding them earlier this year but he said this sp. is very demanding to the time and conditions it needs to lay eggs.

    What i like about my pair is that they don't like (but they do eat a little) conventional feeders. Preferring earthworms, millipedes, snails and guppies as their primary diet. Thankfully their prey is not a problem to me.

    Keep me posted on that article as I am growing my fondness for Cyrts
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    Haha typical, ours are also more fund of small roaches and the bigger isopods than they are of crickets, but they do take them. Wish we could get some of our gecko's to take earthworms since they have a great calcium/fosfor ratio, but they don't want them.
    Breeding females also do seem to be taking snails very good, we have not seen any of our males take them though.

    Will keep you posted abouth the article, but it will take a while, considering there's more than a few subspecies to write abouth.

    Have you heard the males mating call already?
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    For this particular species not yet, but my dealer said it would sound something like a faint quail sound.. still trying to imagine how that would sound though lol..

    Anyways, the earthworms i noticed they'd only eat if put it on top of an elevated structure like a rock, wood or something else. If you put it on a small dish or drop it on the floor they'd just ignore it. I was thinking they probably thought it was a millipede if it was on a rock. I noticed males & females had a different set of preferred prey items.

    And i think my cyrtos have a crush on my leos lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Haha typical, ours are also more fund of small roaches and the bigger isopods than they are of crickets, but they do take them. Wish we could get some of our gecko's to take earthworms since they have a great calcium/fosfor ratio, but they don't want them.
    Breeding females also do seem to be taking snails very good, we have not seen any of our males take them though.

    Will keep you posted abouth the article, but it will take a while, considering there's more than a few subspecies to write abouth.

    Have you heard the males mating call already?
    Oh guess what? I just heard two different calls just now. The first one was like a kid's marbles bumping into each other but faint and the 2nd one was like a low hammering sound. If you have a samsung device it sounds like the knock ringtone lol

    Kinda interesting and it doesn't sound anything like a tokay or a house gecko sound at all
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