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Gargoyle Gecko for sale (Rhacodactylus auriculatus)
Gargoyle geckos are originally from New Caledonia often referred to as one of the “new Caldonian gecko species” (a group of islands between Fiji and Australia). Gargoyle geckos for sale are ideal pet geckos for beginners, as they are fairly simple and easy to care for, specifically because they do not require live insects, or UV light! Because gargoyle geckos are primarily tree dwelling, they can make for beautiful naturalistic terrariums and vivarium setups.
Gargoyle Gecko for sale – Gargoyle Gecko Availability
The Gargoyle gecko was once considered among the rarest geckos for sale in captivity. Nowadays, the standard gargoyle gecko color morphs for sale are more readily available at reasonable prices, and the mostly colorless gargoyle gecko morphs have become standard fare in the pet trade at local pet shops across the USA. At CBReptile.com we work with some of the most sought-after genetic lines inclusive of some of the most outstanding looking gargoyle gecko specimens in the world. CBReptile.com was proud to offer one of the nicest red-orange super stripes every produced in captivity in the world. She sold in 4 minutes the day we listed her for sale. Thankfully we held back her sister and have now been producing some of the most out of this world looking super striped gargoyle geckos for sale!
Gargoyle Gecko Life Span
With the proper gargoyle gecko habitat and gargoyle gecko care, gargoyle geckos can live up to 20 years in captivity.
Gargoyle Gecko Habitat setup Gargoyle Geckos Housing
A baby gargoyle gecko for sale can be kept in large plastic terrariums or in standard (20 inch) ten-gallon reptile tanks with a screen top or sweater boxes. Fully mature adult gargoyle geckos can be kept in 20 gallon or larger tanks which will allow for better viewing and habitat setup. Screen cage tops can be used in areas where humidity is over 60% most of the year. The open top screened setup have the advantage are lightweight and can be cleaned easily. Keeping one male gargoyle gecko with 2-4 female gargoyle geckos together is common and seems to work well. Male gargoyle geckos can fight each other, especially when kept with female garoyle geckos, and therefore should not be kept in the same gargoyle gecko enclosure or habitat.
Gargoyle Gecko Size
Gargoyle geckos reach a moderate size of 4 to 4.5 inches snout-to-vent length (SVL), and 8 inches in total length. Gargoyle geckos are sexually mature when 15 to 18 months of age, and at a weight of approximately 35 grams.
Gargoyle Gecko Substrate
Gargoyle geckos spend most of their time above ground so a variety of substrates can be used. For simple maintenance purposes reptile carpet is attractive and easily cleaned. For a more naturalistic look, a peat moss based soil mix that doesn’t contain perlite will work well. Coir (coconut fiber pulp now sold in reptile stores as compressed bricks) mixed 50 percent with soil is a good choice for growing live plants.
A Gargoyle gecko for sale will feel comfortable resting in foliage and like to climb wood. Good landscape materials include cork bark sections for vertical and ground level shelters and climbing areas. Dried wood branches angled across the length of a vivarium provide resting and activity areas. Do not overclutter the tank. Leave plenty of open space. Live or artificial plants in combination with wood and bark will provide the security gargoyle geckos need to rest in the open and add a decorative element to the display. Good plant selections include small ficus benjamina, dracaena and pothos.
Gargoyle Gecko Food
We feed both Pangea gargoyle gecko food as well as Repashy gargoyle gecko food. Crested Gecko” Diet also used for as a gargoyle gecko diet, has played a key role in making these geckos among the most popular of lizards kept as pets because it excludes the need to feed live insects. Gargoyle geckos thrive when fed this diet exclusively, which has been tested with thousands of geckos for more than 10 years. The diet is mixed with two parts water and offered in shallow dishes three times a week as much as these geckos will eat at a feeding. The diet is allowed to remain 24 to 36 hours before removal.
If you cannot find the Pangea or Repashe Gargoyle and Crested Gecko Diet, an alternative is to feed a mixture of pureed baby foods available in supermarkets such as banana, peach, apricot or mixed fruit with 10 percent pureed chicken. A reptile powdered vitamin/mineral supplement needs to be added to provide all necessary nutrients for your gargoyle gecko.
In addition to fruit, gargoyle geckos relish insects and some hobbyists choose to offer these as either a primary diet or as supplementary diet. Crickets now sold in the pet trade are the best choice and you should select a size where length of cricket equals width of head. Crickets should be lightly coated with a vitamin/mineral supplement that contains calcium, Vitamin D3 and a complement of other essential vitamins and minerals. They should be offered three times a week as a primary diet or once a week as a treat/supplement to the Crested Gecko Diet.
Gargoyle Gecko Lighting and Temperature
Reptiles are cold blooded so it is important that you provide the proper temperature ranges that they need to exist and be comfortable. Using a thermometer and humidity gauge is essential.
The Gargoyle gecko should have temperatures of 77 to 84 degrees during the day and the evenings can drop to 65 degrees. Keeping the temperature rising and lowering is key, as is maintaining the proper humidity of 45-55% and providing the humid hide, is essential to proper shedding.
If you want to also have live plants inside your setup or terrarium or vivarium, you should also look to add a UV A lamp, so using a fluoresecent tube works best and a T5 is most effecient. Gargoyle geckos tend to rest in cork bark, or cork rounds or some sort of tree foliage sleeping and relaxing during the day, but being active in the evenings and throughout the night. So long as you provide vitamin D3 based diet, like pangea or repashe, UV light is not required.
The easiest way to provide heat is a low wattage incandescent bulb or a ceramic heat emitter in a reflector type fixture placed on the screen top over one side of the tank so that the temperature of basking areas (branches) reaches the desired range. You must always keep one side of the tank unheated so that gargoyle geckos can choose a cooler area to regulate their body temperature. You can also use a subtank reptile heat pad or heat tape under one side of the tank regulated by a thermostat.
Gargoyle Gecko Water and Humidity
Water should always be available for gargoyle geckos in a shallow water dish. These geckos also require a relative humidity of at least 50 percent and preferably 70 percent. In dry areas the tanks should be lightly misted nightly or a cool air humidifier placed in the room. Inexpensive hygrometers (relative humidity gauges) for use with reptiles are now readily available in the pet trade.
Gargoyle Gecko Handling and Temperament
Newly purchased gargoyle geckos should not be handled, but first allowed to settle in for three to four weeks to let them adjust to their new environment and to make sure they regularly feed. When you start handling your gargoyle gecko, make handling sessions short, no more than five minutes. Baby gargoyle geckos tend to be flighty and can be injured in the course of handling. For this reason you should wait until they are at least 3 inches SVL before handling. Gargoyle geckos readily bite when they are young to subadult, but seldom when adult. They have long sharp teeth and their bites will result in superficial skin lacerations that will bleed. Fortunately they bite as a warning and quickly let go. When adult, gargoyle geckos tend to be mellow and rank among the best of lizard pets.
Gargoyle Geckos Tails
In nature, gargoyle geckos will usually lose their tails and end up with a tiny pointed tail nub. “Taillessness” is a normal condition for adults gargoyle geckos. In captivity, hobbyists like their gargoyle geckos with tails, but this requires keeping animals individually and pampered to prevent tail loss.
Gargoyle geckos are notorious for plucking off each others tails and the tailless condition occurs during at least part of the year when this species is kept in groups. This is such a normal phenomenon with gargoyle geckos that they are commonly sold as tailless in the trade without any discount. On the bright side, gargoyle geckos will readily regenerate tails, which besides a difference in scalation, end up looking like the originals.
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