Henkel's Giant Gecko

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Scientific name: Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli

The basics:
The Henkel's Giant Gecko is one of two sub-species of New Caledonian Giant Gecko (leachianus). It is a nocturnal, arboreal species of gecko which makes its home in the highest treetops of offshore islands of New Caledonia. The other sub-species, the Grand Terre Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus), is larger, and is found on the island of Grande Terre in New Caledonia.

Appearance / health:
The Henkel's Giant Gecko can reach 8 inches total length.

New Caledonian Giant Geckos are arboreal, and strongly prefer a cage that is taller than it is long. A single adult gecko can be housed in an enclosure that is 3 feet long X 2 feet deep X four feet tall. Males should never be housed together. Room temperature of 65- 80 degrees F is suitable.

In the wild this gecko is omnivorous and feeds on insects and fruit and will also occasionally eat smaller lizards. In captivity they thrive on a varied diet including mealworms, waxworms, crickets, fruit and meat baby food, small lizards/ pinky mice, and a commercial product such as Giant Gecko Meal Replacement Powder (MRP).


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reptile nightviewing bulbs, commercial nectar mixes, cork bark rolls, essential hiding places

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Henkel's Giant Gecko

From findiviglio Nov 5 2015 5:04PM


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