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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    im not an expert by an means, but i would let it go. wouldnt hold it against you if you kept it, but i just think a wild animal would be much happier in the wild.
    I agree, but it could also mean a better life for him/her. Survival in the wild maybe quite hard (although natural), and for all we know some bird or snake gets to him. The changes of reaching a high age in captivity seems a little better. At least it gets plenty of food and would not be chased by hungry predators

    I also have a couple of house gecko's and they seem at least somewhat happy with their life in captivity. They are well fed and look healthy and lay eggs.

    So I am not sure of animals are always better off in the wild.. But I think how they are cared for makes a lot of a difference.
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    I too found a house gecko. I live in eastern N.C. so I thought I found a baby leopard gecko that someone released.. I found it only because I looked down as a co worker was shuffling his foot forward while sitting on the tail gate at break time. I looked at his foot and a little tiny gecko sticking out from under his foot. Looking up at me and doing jazz hands. I yelled for him to stop and grabbed his foot and rescued the lil guy. I have two leopard gecks so I figured I would try to help this one out. He had a deep bruise all the way around his midsection. I wasn't sure if he would make it. On the way home I stopped to get pin heads but only ones they had were too big. That's when the guy told me it was a med house gecko. He suggested I just turn it loose but I didn't want to leave the lil guy to his own devices just yet. I set a small tank and tried to feed him. I'm sure he was in pain but the next day he was stalking and eating termites nicely. I kept him for a week and then released him near my compost pile where he could get pleanty of fruit flies. I think they are adorable and would love to have a pair to keep inside. Would also like a dozen pair to turn loose for my insect control outside. I always have extra pin heads now because I'm breeding crickets. Today I dumped several hundred pin heads by the compost pile becuase I have no need for so many. It was last summer when I last saw the med gecko. I often hope it found a mate.

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