Today I’m going to talk a little about one of my favorite little dwarf geckos, Ebenavia inunguis, these are a fascinating little geckos that’s highly adaptable.

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I’ve been looking at dwarf geckos for a while when I stumbled across these little jungle jems, I have found the males do not fight, in fact in my 2.1 group I have seen them both sitting on the same leaf watching for bugs. I feed primarily 1/8”-1/4” crickets every couple days, They are voracious eaters. Being small (less than 8 cm on average) a well-sealed viv is a must with this species. I have my 3 in a 12” cube, with eco earth and orchid bark substrate seeded with isopods and springtails, and a pothos in the viv for greenery and cover.

 

Ebenavia are a slow deliberate moving gecko, but when startled can move quite fast. Like many geckos they can drop their tails and while they do grow back, One interesting thing to note is the regrown tail is usually orange Instead of the brow / black and grey stripes of the original tail.

 

Eggs from this species are smaller than a tic tac and should be left to incubate inside the viv, Temps for this species should range from 79-82 during the day with night drops into the low 70’s during summer and upper 60’s in the winter. I’m hoping to get babies by fall from my group. I acquired my reverse trio from a gentleman who had a handful of pairs of these and was looking for dart frogs, which I happen to keep as well.

Ebenavia inunguis Ebenavia inunguis

 

Charles Schurman

Tundra Exotics 

 


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