Gecko ID Please

Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 9:10 am

Hi I am new here. just wanted to know what type of Gecko this is. Im Port Elizabeth found it at home.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 10, 2011 9:17 am

Hi

Welcome to the forum.

That is Pachydactlus maculatus, the Spotted Thick-toed Gecko.

Very nice find!
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 9:32 am

Can it be tamed?
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Fooble » Tue May 10, 2011 9:35 am

Tamed is a loose term , they can become tolerable of handling eventually but they don't make good "pets" as such.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 9:42 am

Damn Was hopping to keep it as a pet. I got Meal worms and crickets aswell as calcium and vitamin d powder.
Gues I will have to let it go?
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Fooble » Tue May 10, 2011 9:48 am

It's better to.

If you are looking for a pet gecko look at something like Leopard geckos or African fat tailed geckos
They grow much larger and can be held and picked up without worry.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 9:55 am

I have really taken a liking to this Gecko would to have it as a pet.
Its nocturnal so I made it a good dar hide box.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 9:57 am

African fat tails nearly sell for a R1000. and the Leopod babies go for R500
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 10:01 am

Is there anyone in Port Elizabeth that can get me African Fat tail or Leopod Gecko for a good price.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 10, 2011 10:02 am

Kirsonic, it would actually be illegal for you to keep this gecko as a pet according to Eastern Cape Nature Conservation laws.

The right thing to do would be to release it where you found it.

Try an exotic gecko if you are really keen to keep geckos. Fooble has got some nice ones available. I'm sure he can get them to you.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby Kirsonic » Tue May 10, 2011 10:06 am

Okay cool Will rease it today.
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Re: Gecko ID Please

Postby fuscusV2 » Tue May 10, 2011 10:32 am

Agreed, a thick toe won't make a good pet at all. They're fairly common in your area but usually found underneath stuff during the day, that is adult size. Def. rather go for an exotic.
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