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    Hi all!
    Looking for some help to identify this little guy! I live in Cootamundra, NSW, Australia. We have both extremes of weather - winters get to -5 at nights, summer is 40+ most of the time. We have noticed more & more of these little guys each year that we have lived here & are wondering what they are & what we can do to build a sustainable environment for them! Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!
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    Welcome to GU! Can't really tell, but I'm not an expert in Aussie geckos. Why don't you google "Australian geckos" and look at pictures. In general, if there is someone who can help, it would be better to take a picture of the whole gecko from above, rather than from the side.

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    don't forget to search this very site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktjm67 View Post
    Hi all!
    Looking for some help to identify this little guy! I live in Cootamundra, NSW, Australia. We have both extremes of weather - winters get to -5 at nights, summer is 40+ most of the time. We have noticed more & more of these little guys each year that we have lived here & are wondering what they are & what we can do to build a sustainable environment for them! Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!
    It's a Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus). They are Australia's most southerly and cold resistant gecko, and you're in fact relatively north in their range. Their could also be such things as Thick-tailed Geckos or Stone Geckos in your area, but they are less prone to being around houses, and are terrestrial not climbing species.

    If you're noticing their numbers building clearly you're doing something right already. They are generally a very common species, and will shelter in any cracks and crevices including tiles or human items left around. The most important thing is that if you have a cat keep it indoors only so it can't get the geckos that are outside. If you plant some Australian native trees with peeling bark (some of the Eucalypts peel quite nicely), the geckos will surely take residence in that too. But in general this species needs little if anything and thrives even in pretty disturbed environments.

    Good luck, and if you want any more advice PM me, I don't come on here too often, but I get an email notification of that.
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