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    Hey guys i rescued this madagascar velvet gecko the other day i been looking for some more info on them with not much luck. I looked up the scientific name as well.
    Looking for some care info heating, enclosure size, feeding. She looks alot better then when i got her




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    is it a boivini or a sakalava? from that pic I'd guess sakalava, but a view from the side would be helpful. it could be a juvenile boivini.

    either way, care is pretty easy. these are robust, hardy geckos that eat like garbage chutes. I have 4 boivini now, and they eat MRP readily as well as anything moving that I throw in the cage (baby crested geckos, mourning geckos, crickets, roaches, hornworms, phoenix worms). mine live in large planted tanks. I mist heavily and feed every 2-3 days. they are at ambient (in my herp room that's upper 70's), with a 25W CHE in one upper corner that is on 24-7 and a zoomed daylight that is on during the day for basking. they do not seem to need additional UV.

    their behavior is awesome. they're as intelligent as Tokays, though less likely to bite IME. I've been keeping them almost 3 years now and have yet to be bitten. they're out off and on all day and night, like to beg when they're getting hungry, and watch everything I do in the herp room
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    Ill get a pic once she comes out. she had already bit me when i got her out the tank to clean im useing a 100w ceramic blub with with a exo terra 12x12x18 tank. i gave her some dubias didnt see her eat them got to look in the dirt for them and she ate some dusted crickets and meal worms.
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    a 100W CHE on a tank that small is, in my opinion, way too much unless your ambient room temps are like 50F. also, I'd say an 18x18x18 is absolutely the smallest for an adult enclosure; the 18x18x24 is nice and if you give them more they will use it. my adult pair is in an 18x24x24 with bamboo, cork round, and foliage.
    [I]* Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli *Liasis olivaceous olivaceous * Blaesodactylus boivini * /I]
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    Sorry for disturbing this long-dead thread, but do you keep your boivini pair together all year-round without any issues? And regarding their size and high activity in the terrarium, wouldn't a 60x60x90 be more appropriate for a pair?

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