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    Hello to all!

    My name is Sonia and have been lurking for a bit. I would like to own a gecko in the future, if I can convince hubby. Hubby says it’s a lot of responsibility, blah, blah, blah. I would like to add he has owned lizards in the past. I’m leaning towards a tokay, leopard, crested, day gecko or leaf tail gecko. I’m a little wary of the leaf tail geckos to be honest as they seem a bit fragile and the few I’ve seen on you tube have visible ribs like a starving dog. Hubby says it’s not normal.

    Well thanks for having this forum. I hope to learn a lot hear.

    Sonia

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    Tokays, day geckos, and leaf-tail geckos are tougher - not quite as sociable IN GENERAL as cresties or leos. Personally, I am finding that I love my Cuban false chameleon the best, as he is active during the day, and a very sociable and docile little guy. Technically, he is an anole and not a gecko, but the care isn't that much different than my geckos; he requires a little more humidity, and eats bugs more than powdered food, but neither has been a problem so far. Actually, I am finding they are far less work than a dog or cat, and a whole lot less expensive in the long run!

    What kind of lizards did your husband have?
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    TAD (Tiny Ancient Dinosaur) - Crested Gecko 1.0.0
    Hygge - Gargoyle Gecko 0.1.0
    O.G. (Office Gecko) - Bauer's Chameleon Gecko 1.0.0
    TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Western Bearded Anole 1.0.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    Tokays, day geckos, and leaf-tail geckos are tougher - not quite as sociable IN GENERAL as cresties or leos. Personally, I am finding that I love my Cuban false chameleon the best, as he is active during the day, and a very sociable and docile little guy. Technically, he is an anole and not a gecko, but the care isn't that much different than my geckos; he requires a little more humidity, and eats bugs more than powdered food, but neither has been a problem so far. Actually, I am finding they are far less work than a dog or cat, and a whole lot less expensive in the long run!

    What kind of lizards did your husband have?
    He had a ball python, black throat monitor, bearded dragon, blue tongue skink, leopard gecko, savanna monitor lizard, crested gecko, tegu. Those are the ones I remember off hand. Heís at work. Donít know much about Cuban false chameleon but will google. Do you know how much pet insurance for reptiles would be? Thatís one of my husbands concern as exotic vet care is more expensive than dog and cat at least in my area. One more thing to google Really appreciate your response.

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    I've never used pet insurance, and don't even know if it would cover reptiles. I just put a certain amount aside every month so I have a bit of a backup when needed for my pets.
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    Some of us have a hard time saving But that a good idea.

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    I put it in my budget and look at it as a "bill" I have to pay every month. That makes it a little easier.
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    Are the spikes on the Cuban false chameleon’s chin rough?

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    Nope, they're very soft, just like his skin. Here's a video about them from Tiki's Geckos, where I got mine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn6xZegbnlI
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    Nope, they're very soft, just like his skin. Here's a video about them from Tiki's Geckos, where I got mine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn6xZegbnlI
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