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 It was hard for me to come up with an underrated gecko, because there are SO MANY!  So I picked one of my favorite species that I fell in love with a long time ago, the Ptyodactylus guttatus or Sinai Fan-Fingered Gecko.


They originate in the middle east, so they require a warm, dry climate.  Temps should be in the low 80's to about 90 for a hot spot.  As rock dwellers and a medium sized gecko, they also require lots of climbing surface and at least a 20 gallon


enclosure for a pair.  Personally I keep mine on a sand substrate with custom rock background, with nooks for them to hide and deposit eggs.  As long as these simple requirements are met, they are a fun and easy species to keep and breed.



They are very prolific in my experience! The males are very loud and vocal during the breeding season, even to the point my wife told me I had to move them to a different part of the house because the male P. guttatus were keeping her awake at night!


Gene Richardson  GCS Reptiles 

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