- Rhacodactylus Geckos
- Malaysian Bowfingered Gecko (Cyrtodactylus Elok)
- Leopard Gecko (Eublepharus macularius)
- Smooth Knob tailed gecko (Nephrurus Levis levis)
- Frog eye Gecko (Teratoscincus przewalskii)
- Green Arboreal alligator lizard (Abronia Graminea)
- Bauer's Chameleon Gecko (Eurydactylodes Agricolae)
- Pygmy Panther Gecko(Paroedura androyensis)
- Japanese Cave Gecko (Goniurosaurus orientalis)
- Waxy Monkey Tree Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagei)
- Spider Gecko (Agamura persica)
- Helmeted Gecko (Tarentola chazalia)
- Thick-tailed gecko (Nephrurus milii)
- Web-footed gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)
- Habitats and Vivaria
Chahoua Gecko (Rhacodactylus chahoua)
We breed both pure Pine Isle and pure Mainland locals of Chahouas (aka. Mossy Prehensile Tailed Geckos). They are our personal favorites!
Chahouas are an arboreal species of gecko that are known for being a great beginner species of pet gecko. A member of the genus Rhacodactylus, they share many traits in common with the other species in the genus. These geckos are typically a very calm (they like to creep up your arm!) species and display beautiful shades of green, red, pink, and white. They also have prehensile tails which typically do not grow back once severed, but it has been known to happen on occasion. They are personable, easy to handle, have the ability to walk on glass, are a good size (adults are about 10-12" nose tip to tail tip), come in many colors, can change colors throughout the day and their lives, and have very simple care.
Chahouas live at ambient room temperatures (lows of 64, highs of 90) and eat a diet of fruit and insects. They enjoy a warm spot (typically no more than 5*F higher than their ambient cage so they can thermoregulate themselves) and will frequently bask or lay out in the open on branches during the day. A pair can be housed comfortably in a 30 gallon tall tank with no more than a few branches for climbing and leaves for hiding.
They should be sprayed with fresh water 1-2 times per day and fed 3-4 times per week depending on temperature and hunger. They will eat a wide variety of fruits from organic baby food with added calcium and D3 vitamins to any of the Meal Replacement Powdered offered on the internet or at reptile shows (Crested Gecko Diet, Clark's Diet, or T-Rex Crested Gecko Food). The insect portion of their diet may include these bugs: crickets, roaches, meal worms, wax worms, and horn worms. We must note that we have experienced the best growth from these animals when offered a 50/50 fruit to insect diet as they seem to have higher protein requirements than crested geckos.
It is important to keep in mind that if you decide to breed chahouas, the females have a very high calcium requirement as they produce extremely thick shelled eggs. Because of this need it is not suggested that you breed any animal that is thought to have low calcium reserves, and we encourage you to check their calcium sacks (located in the back of their mouths) before you pair them up for breeding. These geckos are significantly less prolific than crested geckos and gargoyle geckos and have a relatively low hatch rate in comparison with some of the other species of Rhacodactylus. It is these additional care and breeding aspects that make chahouas one of the more expensive geckos in the genus to purchase.
If you have any further questions on the care of our animals or how to properly care for yours, please feel free to contact us with any of your concerns.