- Docile and easy to handle, making them great pets.
- A beautiful gecko, a must have for all gecko collectors!
- They are members of the primitive gecko family Eublepharidae.
- They have well developed and fully functioning eyelids, and toes without expanded toe tips.
- Approximately 20-25cm with males being slightly larger than females.
- Solitary geckos and it is best to house these geckos individually, or in small groups of no more than three eg. one male and two females.
- Never have two males in the same cage as they will fight and most likely hurt or even kill one another.
- Floor space is important, height is not.
- Floor space of an enclosure when housing a trio of African Fat- tailed geckos will need to be about 30cm x 60cm.
- Provide at least one hiding place per gecko.
- Lighting is not needed as they are nocturnal.
- Provide a hot spot on one side of the enclosure of about 28 ̊C – 30 ̊C.
- Achieved this by placing a heating pad under one side of the enclosure.
- Between 50% and 70%.
- Humid hide box is essentail, use a small container with a hole cut in the lid for the gecko to access it. Place sphagnum moss, peat or vermiculite inside which is slightly moist. Place the container on the warmer end of the cage to allow the humidity to build up.
- Orchid bark, sphagnum moss and repti-sand mix to paper towel and even newspaper.
- They will often defecate on one end of the enclosure, spot cleaning can be done regularly and thoroughly clean once month.
Feeding & Watering
- A shallow water dish that cannot be tipped over is a must.
- A stable diet of crickets, roaches and mealworms.
- Pinkies can be offered every 2 – 3 weeks.
- Calcium is a must for these geckos.
- Dust gut loaded feeders with calcium powder.
- African Fat-tailed geckos can only be sexed as the get older.
- Males will have pre-anal pores which will be in a ‘v-shape’ and two bulges at the base of the tail which is formed by the hemipenes.
- Females lack both the pre-anal pores and bulges and are smaller than males.
Female Albino African Fat Tail Gecko