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Geckos are usually small to medium sized lizards that are native to the warmer parts of the world. There are over 1,600 different species of geckos but not all of them are commonly kept as pets. The geckos that are most often kept as pets are usually under a foot long and have lifespans between 10 and 20 years.


How to Catch a Common House Lizard and Keep It As a Pet. Would you like to keep a house lizard as a pet? Lizards can make great pets because they are "low-maintenance." They are quiet, not very messy, and do not need a lot of attention or...


The Leopard Gecko, Eublepharis macularius, is one of the most popular of all reptilian pets, and much has been written on its care and breeding. But this lizard’s other side – how and where it lives in the wild – is less familiar. Classification. First a bit on where the Leopard Gecko fits in among other lizards, and the species to which it is related.


Common house geckos (Hemidactylus frenatus) reach an adult length of 3 to 5 inches (including the tail) and live five to ten years as pets.Their colors can vary the from a yellowish tan color with darker spots or blotches in the light to a pale, grey-white and they often appear more pale at night.


How to Care for a House Gecko. House geckos, also known as Mediterranean geckos, are great reptiles for beginners as well as experienced reptile owners as they are cheap to buy and easy to care for. These hardy little lizards are named...


Mourning Geckos In The Wild . The Mourning Gecko occurs on all the large Hawaiian Islands as well as Niihau, Lanai and Kahoolawe. This is a very adaptable gecko, found both around residences and in rural, uninhabited areas as well. The species ranges from Sri Lanka eastward across tropical Asia, and across the Pacific to Mexico and Central America.


Yes, with the proper nutrition and daily care you can certainly keep a wild gecko as a pet. However, it is best to let the gecko free and allow it to live in its natural environment.


Geckos are lizards from the family Gekkonidae. A wild gecko may eat meat only (insects, worms), while others will eat plant material (moss). Depending on the type of common house gecko you get, her diet could be insects only (leopard gecko), or it could include fruits and vegetables (bearded gecko).


because they really do make great pets. I love them :) Now, for the benefit of the self important fools that feel the need to criticise me without bothering to read a couple of comments (though I ...


Common leopard geckos are not immune to injury, and their tails often take the brunt. In the wild, if a severe injury occurs to a common leopard gecko's tail it will shrink until the injured part is shed off. For pet geckos, if injury necessitates an amputation of the tail, it will also shrink. Chromatophores and color pigmentation