Species group: Geckos
Other common names: Flying Gecko
Scientific name: Ptychozoon kuhli
The Kuhl's Flying Gecko is an arboreal Gecko which is native to the tropical rain forests of Southern Thailand, Myanmar, northeastern India, Malaysian Peninsula, Indonesia and Singapore. It is a species which has adaptations to its skin, including flaps on either side of its body, webbed feet, and a flattened tail, which allow it to glide over short distances.
Appearance / health:
Kuhl's Flying Gecko grow to 6 - 8 inches in length. These geckos have a remarkable camouflage. The flaps of skin along their sides help them blend with tree bark. Often, the eyes are the only way to see them. Flying Geckos, like many other gecko species, have evolved intricate toe pads with microscopic hairs that can adhere to nearly any surface, including glass.
Flying Geckos will thrive in a medium-sized vertically oriented 15 gallon enclosure. Tightly covered woodland terrarium with plenty of climbing and hiding places like live or silk plants, driftwood, or branches. A clean substrate must retain moisture. A shallow water dish or a misting system will provide the needed water source for drinking and humidity. A heating pad should produce daytime temperatures ranging from 78-86 degrees F.. Nighttime temperatures should range from 72-80 degrees F. The enclosure should be misted daily to produce high humidity.
Geckos primarily eat crickets, moths, flies, cockroaches, and other insects, as well as silkworms, wax worms, and mealworms. Feeding them with gut-loaded or calcium-dusted crickets will help provide sufficient nutrition.
House Geckos are best kept as a pair or in a group with only one male. They are territorial and aggressive towards other males. Providing the required humidity and water sources (dish, trickling, waterfalls, or misting) is essential for optimum health. Lifespan is known to be about 5-10 years.
coolest reptiles, super fun pet
escape, lid clips
deep dome lights, basking spot light, purple night light, uvb bulb
From Kacie Bingham Sep 30 2017 2:42AM
A super fun pet, just make sure you close the lid tight!!
These are one of the coolest reptiles I've ever seen! With their webbed feet and flat tails they climb and stick to the strangest surfaces. Rule one: Check where your gecko is before opening the lid. Make sure they are far enough away that they will not escape when you open it. And of course make sure you close it tightly!! I highly recommend lid clips to ensure he won't escape.
As with the majority of reptiles, they require a large upfront cost for initial supplies and many people are unaware as to how much it costs to own one of these guys. You will easily need to spend $300 on just the habitat
You will need a 10 gallon or bigger tank, screen top, 3 deep dome lights, a uvb bulb, a basking spot light, a red or purple night light, coconut substrate, moss, a wide variety of plastic plants, vines, hiding places and branches to climb, a deep water dish big enough for them to soak in, a shallow dish for mealworms or other food, a humidity gage and temp gage, a extra travel habitat to hold them while you are cleaning their cage, either a mister bottle or an auto mister system (if you are unable to mist at least 3 times a day). You will also probably want to invest in a reptile timer to plug your lights in so they will automatically switch from day to night so you wont have to worry about not being home to switch them.
These guys are so incredibly quick, while you can get them used to you holding them, I would really advise them to be more of a look at gecko, they are quick to escape and can be out and gone in seconds. If you do have to hold them (like if you want to clean their cage) Pick them up from underneath and hold the base of their tail (not tight, more of just extra support so they are less likely to move) only hold them a few inches above the ground/habitat, this way if you accidentally drop them, they wont have far to fall and wont be able to escape. They love to "Fly" from branch to branch, so adding tons of plants and vines will greatly improve both their enrichment, as well as provide you with hours of entertainment..
From nowanico2403 Oct 8 2015 9:57PM