Welcome aboard, loachlady! Both mourning geckos & crested geckos do well with misting once daily in the evenings. Mourning geckos are pretty small when fully grown. Crested geckos are significantly larger.
I look forward to seeing your pics.
20 January 2023 - update
Hey there, Geckophiles ~
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It's MUCH easier to prevent Floppy Tail Syndrome in Phelsuma than to correct it. I don't think Floppy Tail can be corrected.
I suggest changing the bamboo against the enclosure's back wall. Place it an an angle instead of perpendicular to the ground.
Hi Benfry89 ~
I recommend diagonal instead of vertical basking sites like some of your current bamboo. It's been said that vertical bamboo "encourages" flop tail in Phelsuma.
I wonder whether Zoo Med still makes an individual enclosure misting unit called Zoo Med Habba Mist -- Automatic Misting...
Pour some water in a couple locations. The water "spreads out" as it's absorbed by the hy droton. Use something like a large diameter PVC tube, a "funnel" of sorts, to direct this water through the soil right into the hy droton. Otherwise, the soil will become soggy. I don't think soggy soil is...
Hi Katillia ~
Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!
Have you tried literally "watering" your hy droton culture balls directly every so often? Not excessively so, just the "right amount"? 😉 For instance by adding a cup or so of water hy droton absorbs water, thereby evening out humidity throughout the...
Silkworms eat mulberry leaves from that tree. Mulberry leaves are the only food I know to feed them.
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Many thanks for sharing your modified drinking straw feeding tool to use with liquid diets such as liquid Repashy's Grub Pie.
Did your vet say that vitamin A acetate (RETINOL) was missing from these geckos'...
Gonatodes daudini (The Union Island gecko)
1. Are you using this OMEM terra cotta hide as one of her humid hides?
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2. Have you thought about feeding her dubia roaches alternating with mealworms? Let me know if you can try feeding her small hornworms. I have a link that shows Hornworm Care to prevent them from getting...
Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Jasmine!
You seem onboard with leo care and poop ideas. Did you already find my hornworm link?
Here's how to prevent hornworms from mushrooming in size overnight. Keep hornworms in a small cooler with a cold pack changed out every 12 hours to keep the insides @...
A glimpse inside a gecko's hand won the 2022 Nikon Small World photo contest
Article's author: Erin Garcia de Jesus, Ph.D.
Published: 11 October 2022
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Researchers: Grigorii Timin & Michel Milinkovitch
University of Geneva, Nikon Small World
"This image of the hand of an...
#43: South of the Border: Back in Baja ~ We're going after some reptiles of Baja California! Coleonyx, Lichanura!
Published: 28 August 2022
"The reptiles of Baja are adapted to some harsh yet stunning landscapes. The desert meets the Sea of Cortez, and is one of my favorite places on earth...