- Teratoscincus scincus
- Also known as Wonder Gecko.
- The gecko is nocturnal.
- Frog-eyed gecko lives mainly in the darkest hours of the night.
- The gecko is 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 in season are important for breeding.
- Desert and arid habitats of Southern Asia
- For example: eastern Arabia, north to Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan, and western China
- 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.
- 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 temperatures can kill embryos.
- Incubation temperature: 80-90ºF (25-30ºC).
- The eggs hatch in 70-100 days.
- 4.5 to 6.25 inches (11.4-15.9 cm)
- 15+ years
Diet and Feeding
- Mealworms and beetles, giant mealworms, crickets, non-toxic beetles, other lizards and/or own hatchlings.
- These lizards like plenty of hiding places, supply imitation plants, rocks, and bark hides.
- Sand act as a substrate and make it fairly deep.
- Keep the sand in one half of the vivarium semi-moist, below the surface only.
Other Gecko Information
- Gecko is getting more and more popular in pet communities
- Love your pets, take good care of your lizard!