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House geckos to patrol frog room - wanted
#1
I'm looking for some house geckos or something similar. The frog room needs help with maintaining extra bugs and such. Anyone with any resources or geckos themselves please let me know. Thanks Garrick
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#2
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#3
PM Casper here on DD....he has a lot of introduced Geckos runnin' wild on his property in Texas and I know he rangeled a bunch up and gave them to Rich to put in his frog room for that same reason.
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#4
I currently have ten I keep 8 in an enclosure and have two tuning wild in my room but normally chill right on/by the vivs. Mine are wild caught I live in sc and they run wild around my house lol.
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#5
Isn't there some risk of the WC geckos introducing some pathogen to your frogs?? They are wild caught and they are going to have parasites, and they are not from the same area of the world as the frogs, so the frogs may have no natural resistance to the pathogens the geckos introduce? Obviously if the geckos are fecaled and treated it's a bit of a different situation.
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#6
I can't comment on the risk involved, but for those of us who have them running wild, it might be a difficult risk to avoid. I've never tried introducing them to my frog room (they'd be unlikely to survive the cats, long term), but every year I have a few of them who manage to find their way into the house one way or another, regardless (and that's just the ones I've found before the cats did). I suspect that in my case they find their way into the attic through soffit vents, and eventually manage to get out through walls/baseboards or squeeze around the attic access door.
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#7
These geckos are everywhere down here! There's no way to stop them from getting in the houses. I have found them in my shoes, bathtub, washer and dryer, bag of dog food, and in the frog room eating spiders... I have a feeling most folks in the south can say the same thing.
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#8
That's why we need cats :mrgreen:
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#9
Rusty, I've thought about that and there would have to be a qt and parasite treatment I would assume. I remember Casper and several other members mentioning in the past they have them everywhere down south. I believe Beth has them in her frog room also but i could be wrong. Maybe Rich can chime in with his experience on this and what he may have done as qt and treatment.
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#10
Another gecko species to consider would be mourning geckos. You could start with 1 and have a sizable colony relatively quickly. Using a cb gecko would eliminate some of the worries about wc animals...with the added bonus of being able to sell offspring (if you can catch em) for around $20 each.
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#11
Yeah I know those guys are everywhere. When I lived in Austin I used to go out at night and catch bugs to feed to the geckos hanging out by my porch light. They wold take 'em right from my fingers. I know there are all kinds of critters that come into your house in Texas. I used to get scorpions all the time...and then there was the time I came home from work to find my cat playing with a wild TARANTULA in my living room.
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#12
Mourning geckos is an idea. My frog room is in the low seventies during the day and upper sixties at night. The other thing that was brought to my attention was how bright my room is during the day. Roughly it's a 12-15 foot by 25 foot room with six fluorescent lights 7 feet long. I only use three of them and its still pretty bright in there. Would mourning geckos be ok with the bright light?
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#13
I don't know about mourning geckos, but eeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Your cat was playing with a tarantula?! And you sound like you are alive and well now, Jon? Good lord that is sick. My aunt/uncle/cousins live in Austin, and I remember as a kid visiting them. My uncle saved a rather large scorpion to show us, he had found it in his shoe. Snow sucks, but I guess I am really glad that I live where I do, and have to deal with snow and not large arachnids!
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#14
Haha Illinois weather does suck ut I am thankful we do have all the creepy crawling critters here like they do down there.
Not for my sake because they don't bother me but for my wife's sake. She would have a panic attack if she found a scorpion in here she and I guarantee we would be moving quickly after that!
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#15
Those temps should be ok...they will find places to get warm. I had a couple that accidentally got loose and I would find them curled up in light fixtures for warmth. Don't know if any eggs laid will properly incubate at those temps though. It would be a good idea to offer Repashy CGD every now and then...gotta keep your exterminators healthy!
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#16
I was reading about them and I think with the house plants in the mini green house they would end up hanging out there a lot. It stays mid to upper seventies in there. I may go this route. Even the cgd wouldn't be a problem every once in awhile. Thanks for the input.
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#17
We have Phelsuma standingi patrolling the frog room!
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#18
Diane, that really freaked me out. When I walked in the front door I couldn't see what my cat was studying so intently but he absolutely was interested in that tarantula. I scooped if up off the floor and put it in a critter keeper and I kept it for about two years before I released it back in to the wild.

Blocker, you have P. standingi running loose in your frog room? I'm so jealous. I'd have those suckers in a tank and breeding.
Jon
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Rusty_Shackleford Wrote:Diane, that really freaked me out. When I walked in the front door I couldn't see what my cat was studying so intently but he absolutely was interested in that tarantula. I scooped if up off the floor and put it in a critter keeper and I kept it for about two years before I released it back in to the wild.

Blocker, you have P. standingi running loose in your frog room? I'm so jealous. I'd have those suckers in a tank and breeding.

We have two that run wild ...they seem super happy.
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