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    Question Vittatus taming


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    How do you tame a wild caught white striped gecko?

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    In general Gekko's do not take well to handling. Especially wild caught animals. You should just leave it alone till it settles in a while. But I doubt you'll really see G. vittatus that are able to be held like a crested or something. They are to skittish. There are rare occasions where that differs but its because the animals where probably captive bred.
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    Hahah, even my CB Juvie is a wild little screamer. He got loose for about a week in the house and had a heyday hunting the loose crickets. That is one crazy little gecko for sure, I hear there can be mellow ones, but all three of mine are skittish for sure. I still love them though.
    a lot of Crested Geckos!
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    2.1.0.0 Pine Isle chahoua
    1.1.0.0 C. Sarasinorum
    2.4.0.0 Gargoyle Gecko
    1.2.0 African Fat Tails
    3.0.0.0 White Lined Geckos
    2.1.0.0 Tokay Geckos
    1.1.2.2 Giant Day Geckos
    1.1.0 Blue Tongue Skinks

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    Default Well I guess mine are not the normal rule of thumb......


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    I've had my female White Line for about 3 years. She was originally WC. My male I have had for about a year. He was also originally WC. Both are established, and I got my first clutch from them this past weekend. I have been messing with an idea I had to keep them from laying eggs in the tank that I could not remove. I placed toilet paper rolls in there hoping she would lay in them. And it actually worked! So now I can incubate them myself. But back to the topic of handling, I hold my White Lines whenever possible. I started with manipulation. Basically scaring them out of their cage to my hand. After doing that for awhile, and once they finally got into a routine, I started picking them up like cresteds. I haven't been bitten by them yet. They are still alittle skidish. But not terrible. Once you walk them for a minute and get the energy out, they calm down. Here are some pics.

    My male.


    My female.



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