Chinese Cave Geckos for sale
Looking for a baby Chinese cave gecko for sale? We have a variety of both normal chinese cave geckos for sale, and Citrus banded or “Citrus Chinese Cave Geckos for sale”.
Chinese cave geckos are easy to care for, super cute, and psychedelic. We do not always have these available so please be sure to order when you see them IN STOCK!
Cave Geckos are easy to feed: You can offer anything from crickets to mealworms. They will eat superworms, silkworms, and roaches. Just make sure that the feeders are appropriately sized.
- Scientific name: Goniurosaurus
- Distribution: China, Japan, Vietnam
- Average Size : 4-6″(Depending on the ssubpecies)
- Life Span: 10 years or more
- Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
The temperature should be about 75 to 83F on the hot side. It’s important that you use an appropriately sized under tank heater to obtain this heat. The gecko species need belly heat which can only be provided by using an under tank heater. At night, the temperatures can go as low as 72F, but for the most part, you don’t want the temperature to be lower than 75 too often, so try to keep the low right around 75F. In some cases, you won’t need the under tank heater, if the enclosure will stay between 75F and 83F with the room/house temperatures.
Humidity should be at least 60%. These guys require higher humidity that should range between 60% to 80%. You can use a loose bedding such as sphagnum moss or a coconut coir, to help retain the humidity, but it’s very cautionary because they can easily ingest the bedding when eating, which can potentially cause impaction.
Chinese Cave Gecko Habitat – In the wild Hainan cave geckos would be spending most of their time in burrows, as we can’t provide a burrow we have to try to replicate conditions at the mouth of the burrow. During the day Hainan cave geckos are exposed to low levels of UV and temperatures ranging from 85-80oF. We achieve these condition by using one 25-40w basking bulb in one corner of the vivarium.
Chinese Cave Gecko Substrate
Substrates used for Goniurosaurus can be largely variable, depending on what the keeper is familiar with, and has on hand. But no matter the choice, it should be something that retains moisture well, to help maintain humidity. Some mosses, bark choices, and soil mixes are ideal for this. Many also will utilize the option of adding clean-up crews of assorted isopods and springtails to help keep the enclosure clean and well maintained. Given the high moisture levels in these vivaria, remember to add a drainage layer below your substrate layer, to help prevent over-retention of moisture in the soil, which can lead to undesired bacterial and fungal growth.
Chinese Cave Gecko Hide box
Their entire enclosure as mentioned in the housing topic should effectively be a network of hides.
Chinese Cave Geckos Water
They tend to drink best when lapping water from décor/plants/walls of the enclosure after a misting. I simply mist them nightly to maintain humidity and keep curled leaf litter, which water pools on, and they lap it up from there, off the walls, and off the rocks.
Chinese Cave Geckos Humidity
Humidity should range between roughly 60-85%, with peaks and valleys to provide more water, and allow drying periods, respectively. For many keepers, periods of spraying to add humidity also serve as the drinking water for the animals, as they’ll lap up water from the plants, décor, and sides of the enclosure.
Feeding your Baby Chinese Cave Gecko
Feeding your new baby chinese cave gecko for sale is typically a twice-weekly event for Goniurosaurus in our collection. Given we house ours in pairs or trios, we often dust a fair number of crickets with calcium & vitamin supplements and put typically around 20-30 per enclosure. Once or twice a month, we also offer dubia in feeding bowls, and also leave small mealworms constantly available in feeding bowls. They don’t eat the mealworms often, but they do pick at them occasionally. We also leave a small dish of supplements for them to lick up, which is often replenished due to humidity causing it to coagulate, often leading to rapid molding, as well.
Chinese Cave Gecko Lighting – Chinese Cave Gecko Heating
Given that Goniurosaurus are crepuscular/nocturnal, lighting isn’t a detrimental factor to their husbandry. Though a proper photoperiod should be applied, be it by ambient room lighting, or over the enclosure. Since many keepers choose to utilize clean-up crews and live plants (to help maintain humidity, and overall aesthetics of the enclosure), many also apply lighting to the enclosure to allow for proper plant growth. Even though they’re rarely out in the day, they will benefit from UVB exposure. If this is not provided, then supplementation with Vitamin D3 will be required to help ensure the animal(s) can process calcium efficiently.
Temperatures should range between 18-25 °C (65-78 °F), but should not exceed the 26 °C (80 °F) mark for prolonged periods. Night temperature drops of several degrees also help maintain a natural cycle to the animal, as do seasonal temperature shifts.
Cleaning you Chinese Cave Gecko Habitat
Cleaning should be on par with any other terrestrial geckos- spot clean as needed, and give a deeper clean about every month or so. Given that many do keep Goniurosaurus sp. in enclosures bordering on bioactive, cleaning is far less frequent, as the clean-up crews will take care of most fecals, shed fragments, etc.
Chinese Cave Geckos and Shedding
Shedding is something you probably won’t witness often, if at all. Given the genus is rather secretive, to begin with, and shedding is a time of higher vulnerability, they tend to remain in hiding for the several hours surrounding when they are deep in shed, until they are finished removing it. Like other Eublepharidae, Goniurosaurus sp. will eat their shed. This serves as a means of recycling the nutrients, and in the wild serves as a way to decrease the ‘trial’ they leave to avoid being tracked by predators.
Potential Chinese Cave Gecko Health Problems
Primary issues for keepers new to the genus are humidity and temperature. If these animals remain dry for prolonged periods or get too warm, they will quickly decline in health, and sometimes die as a result. So proper monitoring of both aspects is certainly needed and often advised to ensure you can properly maintain a vivarium in the proper conditions prior to the arrival of the animal(s.)
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