Species group: Geckos
Scientific name: Lygodactylus angularis
The Angulated Dwarf Gecko is a species of gecko native to southern Zaire and Tanzania. The Zairean subspecies is Lygodactylus angularis grzimek, and the Tanzanian subspecies is Lygodactylus angularis heeneni.
Lygodactylus is a genus of diurnal geckos with approximately 60 species. They are commonly referred to as "Dwarf Geckos".
entertaining, active lizards, Planted Terrarium Enthusiasts, interesting habits, experienced gecko owner
high strung, numerous live plants, wellplanted naturalistic vivarium
commercial nectar mixes, flightless house flies
Small, brown, and entertaining
These small, highly active lizards are fun to watch.
Care requirements are the same as Lygodactylus williamsi--temps of 80 with a 90F basking spot, humidity between 60 and 80%, UVB light.
A vivarium with lots of cover is essential, and a well-planted naturalistic vivarium is suggested. Spray with water once or twice a day for drinking.
Diet is the same as L. williamsi, but they can be fed more, as they won't overeat quite as heavily. Dusted 1/8 inch crickets, flightless fruit flies, mini-mealworms, etc, and CGD or fruit puree with calcium.
These animals tend to be a bit more skittish and high strung than L. williamsi, so handling is definitely not recommended. 10 gallon or 12X12 cube vivarium is recommended for 2 animals. No more than one male per cage. Females are less aggressive than L. williamsi.
From WingedWolfPsion May 8 2010 4:27PM