Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby Oxygen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:03 am

Hi
My dad works away from home(Cape-Town) all the way in the freestate some where,he got home this morning driving for 8-9 hours
he gave me a box with a lizard in and said he saved it from a field fire some where.Does some one know what tipe of lizard or Gecko it is
I put it in a tank with a heat lamp water and some mealworms o and some hides so we will c how it goes.Was thinking if i release it it wont make it

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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby froot » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:15 am

It's a Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra).
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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby Oxygen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:26 am

Thx allot will do some research:} O and was in Northern Cape not Freestate
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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby Oxygen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:43 am

My father is leaving on Monday again so maybe i must give it back to him to set it free:}don't
know if you can keep theme if they will survive?
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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby kfc223 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:45 am

These don't do well in Captivity.

Release it.
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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby Oxygen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:58 am

Ye was thinking that,you think i can release it here in the cape or rather wait till my father goes back?
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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby nvlooi » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:08 am

Ask your father to release as close to the area he found it possible!


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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby Bushviper » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:52 am

Nope it would be illegal to release it anywhere except where it came from. Till Monday just keep it warm and give it a shallow water dish and possibly some insects you will find in your garden.

Your Dad surely meant well saving its life but at least put it back where it can find others of its own kind to breed with.
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Re: Identify Gecko or lizard Plz

Postby Jamster » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:08 pm

They do very well in captivity, but it is best to release in the area that it was originally found in.
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