Read About Fat Tailed Gecko

Fat tailed gecko reptiles are docile and timid creatures that adapt very well to a new environment. Once that happens, they become so much fun to own. Everything you need to know about them is contained in this article.

Fat tailed gecko - Facts

  1. Description:

    Fat tailed geckos are small lizards that are nocturnal and like to climb. Fat tailed geckos have scales that will fall off if they are handled cruelly. Geckos will shed their skin often, and drop their tail if approached by a predator. The tail will grow back but may not be as perfect as the original tail was.
  2. Varieties:

    Fat tailed geckos can be male or female.
  3. History:

    Originally this type of lizard originated in Africa.
  4. Physical Traits:

    Fat tailed geckos are very small, only growing about 4-6 inches. They can be dark or blue green, and some have red spots. The female is smaller and not as colorful.
  5. Habitat:

    Fat tailed geckos like tropical forests, and could live in an aquarium, or terrarium. You would want a heated area, a wet area, and hiding places. Either live or plastic plants would be nice, as they like to climb. Add rocks also, if you like, and line the bottom with newspaper for easier cleanup. It's usually best to have only one gecko per enclosure. They tend to fight.

Fat tailed gecko - Concerns

  1. Benefits:

    Fat tailed geckos are fun to own and easy to care for.
  2. Liabilities:

    Geckos need to be gently handled and kept away from other animals.
  3. Health Issues:

    Vitamins and calcium should be part of their diet about every fourth feeding.
  4. Specific Care Needs:

    Fat tailed geckos will eat just about any insect such as, crickets, roaches, grasshoppers, and mealworms. They do not need fed every day. Every other day or every third day would be a sufficient time to feed your gecko. Mist the enclosure every day. This will help with the shedding of their skin. Also, keep a bottle cap full of water for them to drink from. Provide a heated area, and a moist area. These geckos love to have their backs rubbed ever so delicately.
  5. Reaction to Children and other Pets:

    This would be a great pet for an older child who handles the gecko gently. Keep other animals away from the gecko.
  6. Special Household Needs:

    These are easy pets to own and require very little, once initially set up. Keep temperature between 78 and 85 degrees in the enclosure.

Fat tailed gecko - How to Choose

  1. What to Look for:

    Look for activity, bright eyes, and tail intact.
  2. Supplies:

    You will need an enclosure with a heated area separated by a moist area, rocks, plants, hiding place, food, and water for your gecko. A tiny chain is sold so you can wear your gecko on your shoulder and not lose it.
  3. Expense:

    This is one pet that is very inexpensive.