Frog Eyed Gecko

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Frog Eyed Gecko

Scientific Name

  • Teratoscincus scincus

General Information

  • Also known as Wonder Gecko.
  • The gecko is a nocturnal.
  • Frog eyed gecko lives mainly in the darkest hours of the night.
  • The gecko keyserlingi are also active during the day and twilight.
  • Males are intolerant toward each other.
  • In nature they make holes about 80 cm (32 inches) deep (into the humid underground).
  • The animals are adapted to very extreme circumstances. Through their delicate skin, they are able to take up oxygen directly from the air.
  • Summer temperatures should be between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.
  • In winter a decrease of 10 degrees Celsius can be initiated.
  • Changes of season are important for breeding.

Distribution

  • Desert and arid habitats of southern Asia
  • For examples: eastern Arabia, north to Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan, and western China

Breeding

  • Breeding is not easy. Mating takes place at the beginning of the year, when ambient temperatures are rising.
  • Extra calcium for the females is very important in this period.

Nesting

  • Females produce about four clutches a year, each consisting of two eggs (calcified)
  • Produce clutches of 2 eggs, hard shelled but fragile.
  • Relatively low humidity – 40-55% required. Since higher temperature can kill embryo.
  • Incubation temperature: 80-90ºF (25-30ºC).
  • The eggs hatch in 70-100 days.

Size

  • 4.5 to 6.25 inches (11.4-15.9 cm)

Life Span

  • 15+ years

Diet and Feeding

  • Mealworms and beetles, giant mealworms, crickets, non-toxic beetles, other lizards and/or own hatchlings.

Habitat

  • These lizards like plenty of hiding places supply imitation plants, rocks, bark hides.
  • Sand act as a substrat and make it fairly deep.
  • Keep the sand in one half of the vivarium semi moist, below the surface only.

Common Disease

Other Gecko Information

  • Gecko is getting more and more popular in pet communities
  • Love your pets, take good care of your lizard!