Species group: Geckos
Scientific name: Lygodactylus conradti
The Matschie's Dwarf Gecko is a species of gecko native to East Tanzania, East Kenya, and West Cameroon.
Lygodactylus is a genus of diurnal geckos with approximately 60 species. They are commonly referred to as "Dwarf Geckos".
Geckos feed on insects like crickets, cockroaches, locusts, grasshoppers, and flies. They also eat mealworms, superworms, silkworms, and phoenix worms. Gut-loaded and vitamin/mineral-powdered crickets are recommended for balanced nutrition and health. Under optimum conditions, Leopard Geckos live for more than 10 years.
Captivating dwarf geckos
These tiny geckos are active, and entertaining to watch. More reserved than L. williamsi, they need LOTS of corkbark, dark wood, and dark broadleafed plants to feel comfortable. These geckos will not be happy without lots of dark wood surfaces to hide on and behind.
Care requirements are otherwise the same as L. williamsi, but they are less interested in fruit or CGD.
80F ambient, 90F basking, humidity ranging from 50 to 80%. Mist twice a
day for drinking water. Feed dusted 1/8" cricket, roach nymphs, flightless fruit flies, and other similar-sized feeders.
These geckos are a bit more shy, but also come to know their keeper, and come to the feeding platform to wait for food. (Elevated feeding platforms are recommended). Breeding in captivity has not yet been confirmed, but captive hatched babies have been produced from eggs layed by recently acquired females.
From WingedWolfPsion May 8 2010 4:17PM