Caging

Caging

Postby treegecko » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:31 pm

Greetings,

This is my first post I have used this forum before at it has helped me greatly.

I have a pair of Normal leopard gecko's and I'm now interested in getting some more species, I was thinking along the lines of Crested gecko's and Madagascan day gecko's.

I want to use a glass terrarium the logical choice would be Exo terra but I have lately been seeing some Repti-zoo cages with more bells and wistles and it's a lot more affordable.

My only issue is the inline care sheets on international websites suggests that a 40 gallon enclosure should be used that amounts to a terrarium 90cm high. No cage I have seen caters for that.

Anybody with some experience with this your input will be appreciated.
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Re: Caging

Postby snake kid » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:13 pm

I don't have much experience with gecko's but I build all my own cages they work out cheaper and you can build it just like you want it. It just takes some time but you'll see it's actually fun.
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Re: Caging

Postby Dragonsnapper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:21 am

Are you looking to house all these gecko's together - or is this for the crested/madagascans?

I would think that height is only a factor when housing arboreal species...
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Re: Caging

Postby Fooble » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:46 am

You need to always follow the US related caresheets to the tee.
For a pair of Day Geckos or a Single crested gecko the Exo terra 30x30x45 is ample space.
If you wanted to go for a 45x45x45 that is even better.

As said for arboreal species height is always the issue, bare in mind that they will go all over all of the walls not just the floor space or branches ect so they utilize most of the enclosure.

Have you looked at infact keeping any of our indigenous geckos?
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Re: Caging

Postby treegecko » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:15 pm

Oh sorry I want to house them seperately.

My research suggests for crested gecko's at least a feet high glass type enclosure and I can use a LED strip for lighting as the crested's are sensitive to UV.

For the Day gecko's the care sheet suggests a enclosure of at least 90 x 45 x 45 my best option here would be to construct a glass enclosure with a screen top. My best idea I can think of now is totally glass with the plastic sliders for sliding doors the top will be done with mesh like on the exo terra types.

The idea is to house them in 1 male and 2 females. How is the aggression?
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Re: Caging

Postby treegecko » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:17 pm

@ Fooble: Is it legal to keep them have you kept any?
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Re: Caging

Postby AS.Legion » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:32 pm

Treegecko,

Do you mean keeping the indigenous or the crested ones?
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Re: Caging

Postby Fooble » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:37 pm

treegecko wrote:@ Fooble: Is it legal to keep them have you kept any?


Legally you can keep indigenous geckos with permits yes.
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