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possibly getting an African fat-tail gecko!

Discussion in 'Fat-tail Geckos - Hemitheconyx' started by Star, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Star

    Star Adult Gecko

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    I found one on craigslist but it's about an hour away so we have to find a time that works for both of us. $30 for the gecko or $50 with the enclosure which seems like a pretty good deal. It's too young to sex yet. Shortly after getting my first leo I got interested in these guys too, but haven't been able to find one I like for what I want to pay.
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    Caleb C Adult Gecko

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    Normal babies from local breeders usually go for $30. Since I believe you already have crickets, they shouldn't be too much of a hassle. Most will only eat crickets and dubias. Any pics?
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    acpart Gecko Grandparent 3 Year Member

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    Good luck. I really like these guys. Just got my first whiteout last month!

    Aliza
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    Caleb C Adult Gecko

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    Put a dent in your bank account?
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    Star Adult Gecko

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    I don't have crickets, I breed mealworms and dubias.
    I'm picking him/her up tomorrow after work :)
    Here's a pic 20130316_181304.jpg
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    acpart Gecko Grandparent 3 Year Member

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    I got a really good deal on the whiteout: $350 shipped. I'm hoping to get the female from JMG for $150 if they ever respond to my email.

    Aliza
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    Star Adult Gecko

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    Should I feed it the same as my leos? I give adults 5 food items every other day younger ones get around 7 a day. There are some crickets already in the enclosure. I'm going to try to tell if it's a male or female once it settles in.
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    Caleb C Adult Gecko

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    I'd take the crickets out. They normally start eating after 3-7 days. I feed mine 2-3 mealworms a day as an adult, but mine's a little slow to poop. If your poops fine, i'd say the same amount is fine.
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    Star Adult Gecko

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    Ok thank you. I will take out the crickets :) I usually don't use crickets anyway because they escape my leo rack too easily.
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    Darkmaster743 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    Does the owner know what Morph it is? Even by the color you never know if its Het or any thing. Though Congrats im happy for you c:
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    Caleb C Adult Gecko

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    African fat tails are very limited with morphs. That one is just a normal stripe, probably not het for anything, as they're usually expensive when het, because most other morphs are expensive.
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    Star Adult Gecko

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    Caleb is right, it's just a normal stripe. It's a little aggressive, hopefully just because it's stressed from being moved. I put my hand in the enclosure to re-fill the water dish and it was hissing at me.
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    Darkmaster743 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    Ah okay c: I don't know much about other species of Geckos besides the one's I currently have. Thanks for the correction Caleb!
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    Star Adult Gecko

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    She's not a baby like I originally thought, I just assumed since she hadn't been sexed yet. I guess they just didn't care if it was male or female. I was able to see that it's a female so I named her Kahlua. It just seemed good with her colors Idk. Anyway, she's extremely defensive but I'm hoping to tame her. She's never been held before and she's around 2 years old.
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    Rylee Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    That was a good deal! Hopefully she'll settle down with time.