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Yellow-headed Dwarf Gecko

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Temperament

1/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

2/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Easy to Feed

5/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

3/5

Small and fast

By

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Posted Jun 15, 2015

This is one of the smallest geckos you'll find available as a pet. I kept a group of four in a 45x45x45cm Exo Terra Terrarium. Although nocturnal, I provided mine with UVA & UVB lighting (this was also needed as I use live plants) and I believe it increased their visibility and activity levels, so would recommend it.

Adults are barely a few inches in size and very slender. They are FAST. In a race, they could give the Flash a run for his money. This makes handling them nigh on impossible and I was always nervous about cleaning them out. They are also very shy, and it could easily go a week without me seeing them.

Unfortunately almost all of these species offered in captivity are wild caught. This means it's often hard to know if they have parasite loads, dehydration or stress - as well as not knowing how old they are.

I don't think these make a very good pet or display, since they are fairly shy, you're not likely to see them, and since they are so small and fast, you can't really get them out to enjoy either.

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