Giant Ground Gecko

Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Alkaline » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:23 am

Hey there
I'm thinking of getting a breeding pair of Giant Ground Geckos. If you have any advice that may be usefull please post it :-D
Just anything to do with...
*Lighting
*Cages
*Food
*General keeping'
Thanks :D
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Fooble » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:38 am

This species of geckos thrive when you provide them with light as a heat source.
Naturally they spend the day in burrows in the sand to escape the heat , so if you use under cage heating which heats from the bottom they cannot escape the heat.

A glass type fish tank works well, you need to keep them on sand at least 10cm or so of sand as a substrate.
PVC pipes dug into the ground work great to act as their burrows, some nice wood or flat stones work well too.

They eat like machines anything from crickets,roaches,super worms ,meal worms they love moths and flying ants ( seasonal) be careful not to over feed these they get obese quickly 3 times a week is enough to feed.

Many people provide they with a waterbowl i dont i just have some plastic plants on the cool side of the enclosure which i spray 3 times a week at night they lick up the water from there. A shallow bowl with calcium powder is essential too.

Ground gecko's do not like to be handled so if you want to handle these, they perhaps are not the geckos for you.
Also bare in mind you need permits to keep this if you are in anywhere expect for KZN.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby groundgecko » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:15 pm

My cusin breeds them , he feeds them a lot befor breeding . Im getting a Small female from him and he told me to use a glass tank because they need about 3inches of sand to borrow in.

aka My cousin breeds them. He feeds them a lot before breeding. I'm getting a small female from him and he told me to use a glass tank because they need about 3 inches of sand to burrow in.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby geckoman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:00 am

These Geckos make great pets but you just got to make sure you don't disturb there burrwos and more heat in there tank the happier they are.But be sure not to make to hot or to cold.Check regularly that there health is good and that they are happy .You can also check care sheets on Google they give every thing you need.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Bushviper » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:03 am

geckoman wrote:.......... and more heat in there tank the happier they are.But be sure not to make to hot or ............


Seriously?
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby geckoman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:11 am

What about it Bushviper.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Fooble » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:25 am

Where these geckos come from they get a good fluctuation in temperature. IN fact they need to have it cooler during the night.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Bushviper » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:41 pm

Geckoman your "advice" is contradicting itself in two sentences one after another.

Your spelling is of such a standard that your advice will also be called into question.

People require specific temperatures not "to hot or to cold" (sic) instead of "too hot or too cold".

How do you "check" if a gecko is "happy"?

These comments have little value and even though you really want to comment you should try to refrain until you are sure your comments are a positive contribution.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby geckoman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:52 pm

I would never want you as a friend Bushviper.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Fooble » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:57 pm

geckoman wrote:I would never want you as a friend Bushviper.



Ha ha.

Please can we open a spot for the special needs?
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby groundgecko » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:02 pm

Im going to delete bush viper as a friend.

It is supposed to read as " I'm going to delete Bushviper as a friend."
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby mgiddings » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:03 pm

groundgecko wrote:Im going to delete bush viper as a friend.


I lol'ed.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby geckoman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:05 pm

Good for you groundgecko.
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby Fooble » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:06 pm

mgiddings wrote:
groundgecko wrote:Im going to delete bush viper as a friend.


I lol'ed.


Ditto.

I cant seem to find facebook chat on her too anyone else?
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Re: Giant Ground Gecko

Postby groundgecko » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:21 pm

Is your geckos doing well.geckoman
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