Looking for a good starting gecko

Looking for a good starting gecko

Postby mikec29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:53 am

I'v never kept any geckos and was looking at getting something nice to start up with! was looking at maybe a tokay, giant day, crested, african fat tail or a bibrons!! looking for somthing thats not too common (e.g leo)! doen anyone know where i might find any?
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:09 am

Possibly go for an African fat tail. Crested Gecko's are way too sensitive, tokays are known to be agressive. The rest I'm not sure about.
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Postby mikec29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:44 am

any idea where i could find some healthy animals? i really like the look of the tokay!
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Postby Michelle » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:37 pm

Trayton has some African Fat Tail eggs in the incubator at the moment. Maybe send him a pm.
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Postby mikec29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:21 pm

What do you guys think about day geckos?
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Postby Stefan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:32 pm

Mike i know that you dont want something common but fisrt try something easy and then move up you dont want it to die in a few weeks.
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Postby Clint123 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:38 pm

Mike... have you ever kept Geckos before? Geckos are not as easy as you may think!!! even Leos take alot of work and it can get tricky at times!! If you have never kept geckos before i would start with the "easy" guys like leos... once you got that down to a fine art move to something more challanging!
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Postby Stefan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:54 pm

sorry Ok well i did try to help. AFT are also not to hard IF ITS NOT TOOOOOOOOO COMMON FOR YOU
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Postby Clint123 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:59 pm

oh sorry stefan... did not mean to come across like that.... all help on site like this is helpful
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Postby Stefan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:04 pm

Ok that came out a little different than what I wanted. I apologise.
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Postby mikec29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:48 pm

I under stand your concern for the animals and for MY inexperiance! but at the moment i have the time and want to start with something exciting! i already have every thing i need to make my setup semi automatic, iv got digital timers that can switch up to 5 things on and off (iv used this in conjunction with a thermostat to control the lighting and heating of my snake tanks for about 4 years now) all i need to know is what to get i might even start off with some leos but thats not all i want!!!!
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Postby Stefan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:51 pm

Sorry i got confused i thought u were Clint and that looked sarcastic (sorry Clint). Sorry. But if you realy up to it then i think you can go alot further.
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Postby mikec29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:22 pm

Well at least i know if i do have any problems i can get some help here(i hope :?: ) I just showed my gf what leo looks like and i think if i dont get a pair i might have to sleep on the sofa! what would you say the ideal tank size would be for a adult pair? Does anyone know what a pair might cost? Doesn't have to be adult! and what morphs ar the best!
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Postby Stefan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:33 pm

sorry for earlier post everyone makes mistakes. But believe me Mike you will get help. Ok i got mine on ther own in 65cm by 35cm by 35cwill be getting bigger cages soon. So i Guess about 90cm by 50cm by 35cm i guess? maybe even a little smaller. Adult pairs are around 1K but im not the expert there are people better at this than me.
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Postby mikec29 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:57 pm

trust me dude, me of all ppl shold know that every one makes mistakes! but dont worry bout it as long as every one helps each other out, what else could anyone ask for ;)
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