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New at feeding

Post by CR3SS » September 11th, 2013, 10:02 pm

I'm currently trying to raise two desert banded geckos (Coleonyx variegatus variegatus), and I wanted to know if anybody else has them and can give me any tips on vitamins, humidity, or anything else you think a breeder should know or take into consideration. Thanks (:

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Re: New at feeding

Post by chris_mcmartin » September 12th, 2013, 3:24 am

There are numerous care sheets online which are generally good.

I keep my banded geckos in tubs with paper towel substrate. Each has a humid hide (coconut fiber). I usually save the vitamins for the feeder insects. I use a jar lid for a water dish, and a jar lid with Miner-All powder for calcium.

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Re: New at feeding

Post by CR3SS » September 14th, 2013, 6:10 am

Thanks for helping out (:

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Re: New at feeding

Post by chris_mcmartin » September 14th, 2013, 6:55 pm

I also cool mine for a couple of months every winter. I don't know if it significantly impacts fertility rates, but it does give me a little break.

The jar lids I speak of are plastic screw-on types, about 1.5" across. I order them in bulk online so they're pretty cheap to use as water dishes.

I'm currently feeding them primarily dubia roaches; the variegatus will eat them up to about an inch long, depending on the size of the gecko.

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