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    So a few weeks ago there was a surrender at my LPS and they had labeled it as a "Bandit Gecko". I did some research and that name seemed to refer to a specific morph of Leo. However, when I stopped by today the gecko was out for the first time. I imidiatly bought it as it I am fairly sure it's not a Leo. My thought is it's either an African fat-tailed gecko or maybe a cave gecko. The issue is they have different care requirements. I was hoping someone here could maybe help. It is also only about 4" so I am thinking it's a juvenile but I am not sure. Thanks! (I will try to get a better pic if it ever comes back out of hiding)
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    Welcome to GU. It's not an African fat tail. Cave geckos have red eyes and I can't see this geckos eyes, but to me it does look like a leopard gecko.

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    Thanks so much for the response. His eyes are black as far as I can tell. It's still pretty skittish as I brought it home today so trying to avoid handeling as much as possible to let em settle in. It seems to have a grayish/cream colored base with so many dark gray to black spots that it appears much darker. The banding is a yellowish cream color, but this seemed awfully dark for a Leo. Would this be a common morph? I also thought they had lighter colored and thicker tails? I very well could be mistaken and greatly appreciate the input! I have a variety of geckos but they are all pretty commonly available species and morphs and this little one looked so much different than any of the others I've seen.
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    Actually not a bandit gecko, but a banded gecko (Coleonyx mitratus). Will grow a few more centimeters and need a more humid environment than leopards does
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    Awesome!! Thank you. Time to read up on banded geckos then. I really appreciate everyone's help!
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    I wasn't even thinking Coleonyx. That does make sense.

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