/r/geckos

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Pictures of geckos, advice for care, requests for information about geckos, and more.

Welcome to /r/Geckos! If you have any comments or concerns please message the moderators

Find a specialized herp vet:

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians


A place where gecko owners or prospective owners can share pictures of their pet geckos, share gecko care tips, and request help with gecko problems.


Guides

Leopard Geckos beginners guide

Leopard Gecko cohab PSA

Crested Geckos

Please send us a modmail if you have additions to make to this list


RULES


1) Be Civil

No racism, sexism, homophobia, or any other hate speech of any kind.

No trolling/baiting comments/posts

No harassment.


2) No Advertisements/Self Promotion

Please refrain from self-promotion or advertisement of your own content or services unless explicitly approved by a moderator. There are plenty of places for you to self promote on the internet, this is not one of those places.

Discord links are NOT allowed without moderator approval. They will be automatically removed.


3) Utilize the NSFW Tag

If you are going to post a photo of a deceased or severely injured animal, please mark it NSFW!


4) No porn/gore/abuse

Animal abuse and neglect is strictly prohibited. This includes photos of animals deliberately being put in harms way, and comments/posts about animal abuse in a positive light.

NOTE: Cohabitation is in fact, a form of neglect.

No porn should be self explanatory


5) Use a descriptive title and search before posting

If asking for help or advice, please use a clear and descriptive title, as well as additional details in the post body.

  • "HELP!!" is not a good title, it says nothing about what kind of help you need, and is quite low effort.

  • "What is the best substrate for a leopard gecko?" is a much better title, it clearly states what kind of help you are looking for without coming off as low effort.

You should also search the subreddit before posting your question, it is highly possible that your question has been asked and answered previously.


6) No posts asking to buy or sell

This subreddit is not a marketplace, nor do we have infrastructure in place to prevent scams. Find another forum to buy/sell in.


7) Stay on topic

Posts must be related to geckos in some way.

Related Subreddits

/r/Aww /r/Reptiles
/r/leopardgeckos /r/crestedgecko
/r/Herpetology /r/FatTails
r/ChameleonHusbandry

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/r/geckos

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Hoping you guys can tell me this as I am not fully familiar with geckos. My friend peels its skin for it similar to how this person in this video does it . Is that okay I have heard that can hurt them

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2024/04/25
15:43 UTC

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I'm sad

I have a camera to watch what she does at night and the last few nights she goes towards her food bowl and the next morning there is less food in her bowl. I got excited thinking she's eating out of her bowl but when I went to weigh her this morning, I found 4 roaches hanging on top of her hide (on the inside)... I weighed her and she lost a gram. She's not eating again, I try letting her hunt too but she's always too tired when I try (8-10pm)

Also the camera is picking her up glass surfing at my direction.. I'm just wandering what that means

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2024/04/25
14:24 UTC

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Gf found a tiny house gecko, what can I feed him?

My gf found a very tiny gecko in her bathroom. He’s about the size of my thumbnail. My gf wants to keep him at least until he can get bigger. Any idea what I can feed this little one?

8 Comments
2024/04/25
02:15 UTC

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Silly little spot to hide

wat r u doin in there

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2024/04/24
23:47 UTC

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Found this bulbs at 17 usd in amazon, looks good for fat tailed gecko?

4 Comments
2024/04/24
22:19 UTC

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I think this is my favorite picture of him

5 Comments
2024/04/24
21:17 UTC

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Is it a boy or girl

8 Comments
2024/04/24
19:23 UTC

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Is this a boy girl

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2024/04/24
19:19 UTC

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Gurl! 💅

What a way to sit my dear Echo.

15 Comments
2024/04/24
18:30 UTC

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How did a gecko survive 5 months outside its cage in winter?

5 months ago my friend’s gecko got out of the cage. After weeks of searching, everyone lost hope. Yesterday, he appeared out of nowhere. How could he survive 5 months outside of the cage with no heat lamp in a Massachusetts winter? This photo is from last night, and he doesnt looking starving either. Thank you for the input, we are all extremely confused.

12 Comments
2024/04/24
14:52 UTC

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Advice on lechianis gecko handling and care.

I'm considering getting a lechianis. I've watched several videos on their care and I think I have a pretty ideal environment for them. A few questions though... Is handling recommended or will they be happier being left alone? Is there any issue with cage aggression? Temperament differences in males and females? Any additional advice is greatly appreciated, thank you!

2 Comments
2024/04/24
09:15 UTC

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I caught the Immortal Menace climbing on the sticks and vines!

He's a skunk gecko, and is VERY skittish! If I get too close. That's why I had to keep my distance and zoom in while he was in the open, resulting in lower camera quality. He spends most of his time hiding in the log or plants.

2 Comments
2024/04/24
04:24 UTC

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My little boy/girl is growing up.

It has almost doubled in size since I got it a little over a month ago. 5.82 grams on 03/13 to 9.97 grams when I weighed it tonight.

6 Comments
2024/04/24
03:08 UTC

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Leaf hammock

(Ignore the clothing/hangers reflection lol her tank is by my clothes rack)

I accidentally closed a leaf from her limelight in between the door and side of the tank and she decided it made the perfect place to chill out on for the night. :p

2 Comments
2024/04/24
01:48 UTC

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Please help me identify this gecko

I fix semi trailers for a living and I found this gecko in a trailer in NC I am trying to keep it and I want help to provide the best possible life for him

16 Comments
2024/04/24
01:14 UTC

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Tangerine Leo!! let me know what you guys think of the new video quality

Check out this Male Leo! just got a new video set up let me know how the video is! https://www.tiktok.com/@jones_exotics/video/7361229014524005675?_r=1&_t=8lmWEAJjrcF

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2024/04/24
01:10 UTC

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Should I bring my chahoua to the vet?

I took my Chahuoa out of his terrarium today and noticed a black bump (maybe a scab) and some kind of scrape or abscess on his chin like the scales on his chin had been scraped off. I’ve taken him out of his bioactive terrarium and moved him into a sterile container. What else should I do?

4 Comments
2024/04/24
00:05 UTC

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What's a good size enclosure for viper geckos?

I'm planning on getting a viper gecko this summer and I'm doing my research on their care. Some sources say a 10 gallon works and others say bigger, like a 24"x18"x18".

What would viper gecko keepers on here say an appropriate size enclosure for these guys is? I want to keep it small but want to give them a healthy amount of space.

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2024/04/23
23:36 UTC

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My Leo needs medical advice

So unfortunately my 11 year old Leo had a really bad shed this time. He didn't even try to get any of his shed off. On day 3 I stepped in to help him as he never had an issue with shedding past missing a toe occasionally, misting wasnt helping and he wasnt trying to get anything off. He was fully covered at this point with loose bits. So shed aid bath we went 3 times to get all the skin to release and I realized his foot was messed up after getting it exposed from releasing the skin. I placed snake oil on what looks like a cut. Unfortunately no vets in my area are willing to see him for upwards of 2 weeks (only 6 in city and I've called everywhere looking for an opening). Leaving me with no vet care to help out my poor guy unless someone cancels so it leaves me calling daily. Any advice on how I could help him in the meantime, he hasn't been eating in the last few days and he can place weight on it but definitely isnt confortable and I'm concerned. His foot was fine 4 days ago. It is normal for him not to eat for a day or 2 after a shed and hide for a couple days after I'm just not sure what to do to help his poor foot or get him to eat again. He has calcium supplements and eats mainly crickets, and silk worms or wax worms also when we can get them to add in.

14 Comments
2024/04/23
22:37 UTC

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Hey whatcha doin?

5 Comments
2024/04/23
18:17 UTC

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I would like to try breeding house geckos any tips?

I plan on breeding reptiles for personal Enjoyment/experience.

0 Comments
2024/04/23
14:13 UTC

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How long to cycle until geckos can move in?

Was thinking maybe like 2 months? Planned to go for pair of Phelsuma Kochi.

5 Comments
2024/04/23
09:05 UTC

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Black vent/cloaca of male leachie gecko

I just want opinions because l've never seen this before. Just randomly looked at one of Leachies Enclosure and saw this. No prior history of any issues with this male, nothing to indicate any issues. I just have never see vent look black before and I'm concerned that this not normal. Please let me know if you have seen anything like this. And if I should be concerned, Thank you.

1 Comment
2024/04/23
08:54 UTC

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Fair Price for a Decent Looking Used BioActive Terrarium

I recently got a used terrarium with a Gargoyle Gecko. Very cute little guy. I'd like to upgrade the interior from all this crappy plastic to natural plants and was thinking a good way to do it would be to find one on FB or CL.

The nice ones I've seen are between $200-300. Is that reasonable? How much would I spend getting everything set to be a BioActive terrarium?

4 Comments
2024/04/23
07:32 UTC

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Do common house geckos go near humans?

I am soon going ti india, and in the house there are common house geckos, do they go near humans? I know they don't bite and they are not dangerous, but do they go mear us humans? Will i wake up to one sittig next to me? Give me answer ASAP pls.

4 Comments
2024/04/23
04:06 UTC

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