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Bibron Gecko Care Sheet

Scientific Name: Pachydactylus bibroni

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Description

The Bibron Gecko is a diurnal gecko species, being active and eating during the day. They are also arboreal, meaning the stay in the tree tops. Common in Southern Africa, they do not reach pet store shelves too often in North America.

Take a look at these Bibron's Gecko Pictures for a better idea of what these geckos loom like.

Read more about the Bibron's Gecko in the wild for details on how they live.

 

Statistics

Natural Location: Southern Africa, Angola, and Tanzania
Average Size: 6 - 8 inches
 

Distribution Map

bibron gecko range map
 
Captive Care Information
 

Food & Water

Feed your juvenile Bibron Gecko every day, while feeding adults every two days. Their diet should consist of a wide variety of insects, such as crickets, mealworms, silkworms and butterworms. Dust the insects with a multi-vitamin or calcium supplement. Provide a shallow water dish for drinking. Make sure to clean the dish and change the water every day. Bibron Geckos may also eat fruit mash (baby food works well) once in a while.

Lighting, Temperature & Humidity

Provide a temperature range from 75 degrees F to 85 degrees F. Also during the day, provide your Bibron Gecko with a single basking spot that reaches 90 degrees F. Drop the night time temperature down to about 67 degrees F. Other than a heat source, you must also use a full-spectrum UVB light. Provide light for about 12 or 13 hours a day. The habitat humidity should be kept around 60% to 70%.

Housing

A single Bibron Gecko should have a minimum szied habitat of 24 inches x 18 inches by 12 inches. Make sure the habitat is taller than it is wide or long, as Bibron Geckos are arboreal. Due to this, you must place branches, plants and other acessories that will enable your geckos to climb. Add a 'hide box' to allow your Bibron Gecko to thermoregulate. For substrate, any bark or mulch type material is best.
 
 
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