Care Guides

Here you will find care sheets to bring you valuable information on these amazing geckos. Up and coming articles will include elaborations and photographs of proper enclosures for hatchlings all the way to adults. be sure to check back often for new and exciting information!

Island Giants -
Your Guide to the New Caledonian Giant Gecko

The two most important things to keep in mind when breeding New Caledonian giant geckos (Rhacodactylus leachianus) are maturity and compatibility. Nicknamed “leachies,” these geckos should be adult size (at least 120 grams for offshore-island geckos and more than 180 grams for mainland geckos) and at least 3 years old before attempting to pair them…

Breeding New Caledonian Giant Geckos

Sexing adult animals is easy; mature males have two obvious hemipenal bulges. A jeweler’s loupe with a magnification of 10 can help sex juveniles by locating the femoral pores, which are found only on males. These pores are located on the underside of the rear legs and form a V shape in front of the vent…

Housing Hatchling Leachies

Hatchlings and juveniles can be kept in individual shoebox enclosures 12 inches long, 7 inches wide and 4 inches tall. You can add a coconut hide or a flat slab of cork bark large enough to allow water and food cups to be wedged into a corner…

Mniarogekko Chahoua - Master of camouflage

Mniarogekko Chahoua, also known as the Mossy Prehensile Tailed Gecko, is found on the island grouping of New Calendonia. Chahoua inhabit the main island of Grande Terre, and the offshore Isle of Pines. Most commonly found in close proximity to water (rivers, and streams) on the mainland  and in the most humid areas available on the Isle of Pines…