- 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
Web-footed gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)
These geckos have amazing webbed feet that help them stay on top of a soft sandy substrate but also to bury beneath the dunes of their native Namib Desert.
Life span: 5 years in the wild, undocumented oldest captive specimen but reports of having individuals over 5 years is not uncommon.
Size: 4 inches long nose to tail tip. Females can be up to 25% larger than males.
Appearance: They are nearly translucent with a pale salmon to yellowish orange base. Their bellies are white and they have varying degrees of patterning on their backs. Some individuals may be nearly completely pattern-less on their backs where others may have stripes or even a reticulated pattern of dark brown or black. Their eyes are one of their most striking features, having a black cornea and white rimmed iris. As their common name suggests, they also have all four of their feet joined with a intriguing webbing to help them dig.
-Cage: minimum plastic shoe box style enclosure for up to three juveniles or a pair of adults of 6x12 inches. These animals are social and communal and can be kept in groups of up to 3 males and 5 females as long as space and sufficient food is provided. They should be provided 1 ½-2” deep sand substrate and do not require any significant height to their enclosure as they are terrestrial and fossorial.
-Décor: Other than sand this species will utilize small flat pieces of wood or an overturned terracotta flower pot bottom to dig under and around.
-Temp: Being from the Namib dessert these geckos are capable of handling fairly high temperatures for short periods of time. However, their ability to burrow quickly into the sand means that they are typically at a lower temperature than the surface sand of the dessert. Keeping this in mind it is best to provide 1/3 of the surface area of their enclosure at a temperature of 90-95* F with the rest of the enclosure no lower than 75*F. This allows the animals to thermo regulate themselves as needed. We frequently see our individuals laying belly down on the hot portion of the enclosure after feeding, presumably to aid in digestion.
-Lighting: We do not use any special lighting on our animals, and do not feel it is necessary to have any as long as vitamin D3 is being provided as a supplement to aid in processing of calcium in their diet.
-Substrate: Regular play sand will suffice.
-Water: The back wall of the enclosure should be misted once a day to allow the geckos to drink. While there is very little rain in their natural habitat, fog is a normal occurrence and typically provides their natural water source.
-Feeding: These geckos love mealworms and small crickets. They are voracious eaters and a lot of fun to watch. They should be fed once every 2-3 days depending on appetite. Excess insects should not be left in the tank after the animals are done feeding as they can cause stress on the geckos.
-Breeding: We have only just begun to breed the 2.2 we currently have and will provide more information in the near future!