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    Hey there,
    I'm new to keeping geckos (chameleon guy)
    Recently I've become borderline obsessed with the uroplatus leaf tailed geckos, I've been doing lots of research on them before I buy one, if anyone has any pointers or know a reputable breeder of any of the uroplatus please lmk.
    I was looking for a fimbriatus but I find them almost impossible to find for sale cb
    Im also ok with sikorae, henkeli , sameti, I love the color variations and those hypnotizing eyes, i joined the forum for keeper advice on housing, and possibly some guidance to which of them is a little hardier. I have a 24X24x48 screen cage coming that I was going to use for another chameleon, but if I can convert it into a custom gecko enclosure it would be great. ?
    Thanks again and sorry for the weird format of my post
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    if you are a facebook person, I would highly recommend the group Uroplatus/Leaf-tail geckos owners and breeders. no nonsense, great information and contacts as well as really wonderful pictures of animals and their setups.

    uroplatus.org is a wonderful site.

    I think screen cages are not ideal for Uroplatus.
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    I keep Fimbriatus and Henkeli currently and am awaiting some Giganteus.
    Not knowing where you live and other factors it is hard to say if screen caging would be sufficient, Like many Chams these are gonna be getting a minimum of daily misting and need the humidity that affords( higher humidity if you are intending to breed) . IF you live somewhere ( Florida) that is highly humid and you can keep the animals cool enough ( generally under80 ) you may be able to get away with the screen. ( Not in anyway trying to be disrespectful of Aimless' opinion) I know that the breeder that produced my Henkeli pair keeps his outdoors in screen enclosures much of the year. I completely agree with the resources referenced by the Moderator, I live on the Uroplatus FB page and although sometimes info is slow coming a few guys realllllly will reach out via pm and such.
    Also Check into Jay Markert he is a great guy and genuinely loves Sikorae he also produces the and has wonderful animals.

    I wish you luck these are truly special captives, please be aware these are not "show and tell" animals by any means at all, while I see occasionally a person handling one , it just isn't a good practice, they suffer stress and can manifest it in many ways. I have handled mine exactly twice once when they arrived, to place them into qt and then again to move them to their permanent homes.

    I am by absolutely no means an expert nor do I want to present myself as such. This is what has worked to this point for me .
    Also fwiw my cages are glass with a large screen sliding ( vertically) door on the front and the top is all screen to permit good airflow which IS very critical.

    Best of luck
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    Last edited by 50wyldeman; 01-13-2017 at 02:28 AM.
    6.7.8 ( and counting) R.Ciliatus
    0.1.1 E. Macularius
    1.1 U.Henkeli
    1.1 U. Fimbriatus
    1.1 U.Giganteus
    0.0.1 P. Standingi
    1.1.2 T.Keyserlingi
    1.1 T. Scincus
    1.1 T. Roborowskii
    1.1 R. Auriculatus
    Hoping for P.Rangei soon , very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50wyldeman View Post
    I keep Fimbriatus and Henkeli currently and am awaiting some Giganteus.
    Not knowing where you live and other factors it is hard to say if screen caging would be sufficient, Like many Chams these are gonna be getting a minimum of daily misting and need the humidity that affords( higher humidity if you are intending to breed) . IF you live somewhere ( Florida) that is highly humid and you can keep the animals cool enough ( generally under80 ) you may be able to get away with the screen. ( Not in anyway trying to be disrespectful of Aimless' opinion) I know that the breeder that produced my Henkeli pair keeps his outdoors in screen enclosures much of the year. I completely agree with the resources referenced by the Moderator, I live on the Uroplatus FB page and although sometimes info is slow coming a few guys realllllly will reach out via pm and such.
    Also Check into Jay Markert he is a great guy and genuinely loves Sikorae he also produces the and has wonderful animals.

    I wish you luck these are truly special captives, please be aware these are not "show and tell" animals by any means at all, while I see occasionally a person handling one , it just isn't a good practice, they suffer stress and can manifest it in many ways. I have handled mine exactly twice once when they arrived, to place them into qt and then again to move them to their permanent homes.

    I am by absolutely no means an expert nor do I want to present myself as such. This is what has worked to this point for me .
    Also fwiw my cages are glass with a large screen sliding ( vertically) door on the front and the top is all screen to permit good airflow which IS very critical.

    Best of luck
    Enrico
    Thanks for the reply, the more research I did, I realized the screen cage would not work here in Chicago, I also realized that I might want to start with a smaller more species. I purchased an 24x18x36 exoterra and will be using that instead, I'm thinking maybe a sikorae to start and go from there, thanks. Again and if you have further advice I'm all ears.

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    If you are planning on Sikorae talk to Jay that is his thing,BIG time. Enjoy whatever you end up going with, for what it is worth I keep my henks in 18x18x36.
    6.7.8 ( and counting) R.Ciliatus
    0.1.1 E. Macularius
    1.1 U.Henkeli
    1.1 U. Fimbriatus
    1.1 U.Giganteus
    0.0.1 P. Standingi
    1.1.2 T.Keyserlingi
    1.1 T. Scincus
    1.1 T. Roborowskii
    1.1 R. Auriculatus
    Hoping for P.Rangei soon , very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50wyldeman View Post
    If you are planning on Sikorae talk to Jay that is his thing,BIG time. Enjoy whatever you end up going with, for what it is worth I keep my henks in 18x18x36.
    Thank you for the response, how would I contact Jay? I'm currently focusing on a baby panther Cham, once I feel he's established I'll build my sikorae enclosure, that's why I'm trying to get my contacts and husbandry down.

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    Sounds awesome when i speak with Jay next I will see how he would prefer to be contacted he is an amazing resource specifically for Uroplatus his biz is Uroplatus Specialties Google it if you want He is the man for Sikorae so likely you would have found him in your research, also at the risk of sounding a bit snotty I am way stoked that you are taking the tie to research BEFORE getting the animals man Kudos sincerely
    6.7.8 ( and counting) R.Ciliatus
    0.1.1 E. Macularius
    1.1 U.Henkeli
    1.1 U. Fimbriatus
    1.1 U.Giganteus
    0.0.1 P. Standingi
    1.1.2 T.Keyserlingi
    1.1 T. Scincus
    1.1 T. Roborowskii
    1.1 R. Auriculatus
    Hoping for P.Rangei soon , very soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50wyldeman View Post
    Sounds awesome when i speak with Jay next I will see how he would prefer to be contacted he is an amazing resource specifically for Uroplatus his biz is Uroplatus Specialties Google it if you want He is the man for Sikorae so likely you would have found him in your research, also at the risk of sounding a bit snotty I am way stoked that you are taking the tie to research BEFORE getting the animals man Kudos sincerely
    Thanks man, appreciate all your help, keeping this species is my current goal, I just love their different colaration and have become somewhat obsessed lol, I think it's only fair/responsible to do the research beforehand. My tank has the soil and cleaning crew going, I want that to settle in and have plants coming next. March is my goal. !!
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    There are a lot really amazing breeders/keepers out there for Uroplatus experience.
    I HIGHLY recommend the Uroplatus breeder/owners group on Facebook for access to the best breeders out there. There is also simply TONS of information archived right here on GU that you can do a lot of your research on. https://www.facebook.com/groups/85320967470/
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    To ALL GU members, please take the time to look through old threads and/or use the search feature BEFORE asking questions. GU is a huge archive of information and most of the info that you're looking for is already there just waiting for you to find it.
    GU's search feature ----> Geckos Unlimited - Search Forums

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    Any suggestions on plants for a low light uroplatus enclosure, I have a pothos clipping that's settling in, I don't have Facebook so the help I get is very appreciated
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