Welcome- Getting to know eachother

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  1. GiantDayGecko.com
    GiantDayGecko.com
    I thought it would be cool to create a network of Giant Day Gecko, Phelsuma grandis, enthusiasts. A place for members of the group to go to connect with other keepers or people interested in the species.

    Please introduce yourself in any way you feel comfortable, i.e., by posting pictures, discussing husbandry and cage design, sharing medical information, or offering any other interesting findings related to the species.

    Thank you and I hope this group generates some good content!

    Jon
    Group Moderator
    GiantDayGecko.com
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  2. daggekko
    daggekko
    Hey! So here I am. I am sure that most of the members have seen me posting in the Phelsuma section. For those who have not, I keep 2 species of Phelsuma currently(P pasteuri and P laticauda) and various other animals. I don't believe I will be getting any P grandis because of their size(I have limited space), but you never know
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  3. JIGSAW818
    JIGSAW818
    Hey GiantDayGecko.com!!!! This is amazing thank you so much for this yourself and anybody who works with you at Giantdaygecko.com is very talented in maintaning Grandis and making the Blue blood line Phelsuma Grandis you guys will go far and further! I will be posting some pictures of my Grandis when I get back But one question for you! "Which insect feeder has a good amount of fat or the best fat for a pregnant grandis?" Possibly just a gut loaded crick?
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  4. GiantDayGecko.com
    GiantDayGecko.com
    I just noticed your post. So sorry for the late reply. We are very excited about producing friendly and interesting colored Phelsuma grandis. We hope to have a 80-90% red animal soon!

    To answer your question, gut loaded crickets are great. Wax worms work well also. We have been using the Repashy Crested Gecko diet mixed with mango Gerber babyfood and Rep-Cal calcium ultrafine powder with good results.

    Thanks for the post.

    Jon
    Group Moderator
    GiantDayGecko.com
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  5. terradas
    terradas
    I just started breeding grandis this year with 100% success so far! I started breeding leos, cresteds and gargs but phelsuma have always been a favorite due to being diurnal. After keeping a lone female grandis for 2 years she started laying a lot of dud eggs so I got her a boyfriend. After 2 weeks I already had my first fertile clutch. These guys are very enjoyable to keep and breed. Makes me want to expand into klemmeri and/or quadriocellata.
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  6. GiantDayGecko.com
    GiantDayGecko.com
    Of course I have a bias opinion but I think grandis are by far the best terrarium gecko available in the reptile trade. They are perfectly suited to terrarium life and have so many attributes that make them appealing to keep and breed in captivity. Thanks for posting the pictures of your adults and their hatchlings. The interesting thing about breeding grandis is gene compatibility. Some genes work great together while others just do not produce what you would expect. Please keep the group up to date on your progress!!!! Thanks again.

    Jon
    Group Moderator
    Day Geckos - The finest captive bred Phelsuma since 1993!
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  7. terradas
    terradas
    Thanks Jon. They are certainly some of my favorite captives and were an instant hit with my family. I got a late start on the breeding season this year so I'm looking forward to having all of 2012 to get some terrific offspring. I'd be lying if I said the blue blood's on your site didn't influence me to get my first grandis 2 years ago.
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  8. Hannibal
    Hannibal
    I blame Tony (Terradas), his pair of grandis really caught my eye...so much so, I now have 2 of his offspring. I have to say the species really becames a favorite, even my husband who thought I was crazy for getting them now loves watching these guys.
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  9. lauraleellbp
    lauraleellbp
    I'm maintaining a nice-sized colony of Crested geckos, but just got my first Phelsuma a few months ago. I currently have 1.2 P. m. grandis and 1.1 P. standingi. All are currently housed individually in quarantine and I'm planning to start pairing them in about a month or so- very excited!

    I'm very passionate about tracking bloodlines and selective breeding (possibly my favorite part of the hobby beyond simple enjoyment of the lizards, themselves) so am quite excited about this group and what we can offer each other and these gorgeous geckos.
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  10. gdaygecko
    gdaygecko
    I have a Phelsuma grandis that is about one year old. I would love to see all of your geckos!
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