Well, I’ve been putting this topic off for a few days for a few reasons. One, we’ve certainly have had our hands full trying to keep this poor little guy with us and two I wanted to be sure we were handling this to the best of our ability. Here is our last remaining banded gecko, Rafiki. Unfortunately, we were sold extremely malnourished and very (clearly) thin animals. We thought we were well educated on the species we chose and were sadly mistaken after purchasing. In this unfortunate situation lies not only the loss of a beloved pet but a better understanding of the species as well. Also, a big thank you to @afroherpkeeper for walking us through this every step of the way! We appreciate your help dearly!.
Didn’t head to NARBC planning to bring home any new animals, but as fate would have it, I ended up with this handsome little Coleonyx variegatus variegatus, produced by @austinreptileconnection. Was great meeting up with so many people at the show! I was only there on Saturday, so if I didn’t catch you I apologize – there’s always next time! Going to be holding off on new animals for the time being in favor of some more expensive equipment and enclosures, but next on my agenda is absolutely getting females for this guy and for my C. brevis.
Current setup for the C. variegatus variegatus – Reptisand, cholla wood, a couple deer vertebrae, and a Vivarium Electronics hide. I’ve expressed this before, but Coleonyx are so easy to house that I’m almost surprised they aren’t marketed in the same way betta fish or hermit crabs are. They’re certainly much more suited to small enclosures than those species.
One thing I love about banded geckos is that they can live in a two or three gallon enclosure their entire lives – you can build a great looking naturalistic setup for them and the whole thing still fits on your desk! Went ahead and revamped Watney's setup the other day and he's been out posing for photos ever since.
This is mint! A Banded Gecko I've had her for a while now, but I don't think I've really posted anything of her since she is normally bidding under rocks in her cage. The water might look yellow, but it's actually a light brown color.
Posting this again! If you’re in the reptile community I have a snapchat story with some other people in the community. Add me and I’ll add you to the story. If you’re interested in reptiles, own some, breed them, etc. you’re more than welcome. You can post daily updates or whatever you’d like. Edit: or comment your username and I’ll add you