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    Hi All! I'm new to all of this. My brother received a gift for Xmas that sat under the tree for 3 weeks, and upon opening we found what I believe to be a gecko still alive inside. We gave him some water, bought him a habitat and crickets as soon as the store opened the next day, and he seems to be doing well. We would like to identify him to make sure we are housing, and feeding him correctly. Any help would be much appreciated. I attached a few pictures of him from this morning, as well as a comparison of when we found him. Thanks!
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    oh, his colors and body condition look much better now! I'm glad you found him in time. I know others here will be better able to nail down species, but he looks like a house gecko, hemidactylus or something similar. small crickets, gutloaded and occasionally dusted, should do fine. temps? probably a basking spot in the mid 80's during the day and room temp (if it doesn't get too cold).
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! What a lucky gecko!

    Hydration is key at first for dehydrated geckos! Keep up the misting so he can drink all he wants. Well fed crickets are an excellent food choice.

    Do you know where your gecko was found?

    Here's a link to ProGutload diet to feed his crickets and worms 24/7. Add some chopped collard greens or other high calcium, low phosphorus, greens (mustard, turnip, or dandelion) in a lid for the crickets too.

    Already ground Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-03-2019 at 03:49 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    oh, his colors and body condition look much better now! I'm glad you found him in time. I know others here will be better able to nail down species, but he looks like a house gecko, hemidactylus or something similar. small crickets, gutloaded and occasionally dusted, should do fine. temps? probably a basking spot in the mid 80's during the day and room temp (if it doesn't get too cold).
    I've been doing a lot of internet researching, and came to the House Gecko conclusion as well but then the worker at Petco said he looked like a Gargoyle Gecko (I don't really think he does) so it threw me off. Thank you for all the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! What a lucky gecko!

    Hydration is key at first for dehydrated geckos! Keep up the misting so he can drink all he wants. Well fed crickets are an excellent food choice.

    Do you know where your gecko was found?

    Here's a link to ProGutload diet to feed his crickets and worms 24/7. Add some chopped collard greens or other high calcium, low phosphorus, greens (mustard, turnip, or dandelion) in a lid for the crickets too.

    Already ground Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)
    We just bought him a fogger, and have been trying to maintain a 70-80% humidity for him. He was in the box in my mom's house in Connecticut for about 3 weeks, and the box was shipped from California. I know we don't have wild geckos this far north so I'm thinking he came from the west coast. Thanks for all the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! What a lucky gecko!

    Hydration is key at first for dehydrated geckos! Keep up the misting so he can drink all he wants. Well fed crickets are an excellent food choice.

    Do you know where your gecko was found?

    Here's a link to ProGutload diet to feed his crickets and worms 24/7. Add some chopped collard greens or other high calcium, low phosphorus, greens (mustard, turnip, or dandelion) in a lid for the crickets too.

    Already ground Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)
    We bought him a fogger, and are trying to keep him at about 70-80% humidity. He was found in a box in Connecticut, but I'm fairly certain he would have come from California where the box was shipped from. I will try adding the greens to the cricket diet as well. Thank you for all the good info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejoy23 View Post
    We bought him a fogger, and are trying to keep him at about 70-80% humidity. He was found in a box in Connecticut, but I'm fairly certain he would have come from California where the box was shipped from. I will try adding the greens to the cricket diet as well. Thank you for all the good info!
    You're welcome.

    He's definitely not a gargoyle.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    yeah, not a gargoyle at all.
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