House Gecko Care Sheet
Scientific Name: Hemidactylus
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Impossibly fast, the House Gecko is
a very small and common Gecko. It is also very easy
to keep, and a good choice for beginners. House
Geckos are normally yellowish-brown in colour,
and have a very granular appearance to their skin.
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Gecko in their natural habitats.
Like most lizards, the House Gecko needs
a varied diet consisting of properly gut-loaded feeder
insects. Give them crickets,
other small insects. The insects will need to be dusted
with a multi-vitamin/calcium supplement. Give your House
Gecko's new and clean water each and every day.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
House Geckos will not need full-spectrum UVB lighting.
They need a heat gradient ranging from 75 degrees F
to 89 degrees F during the daytime hours. Keep the lights
on for a 10 to 12 hour cycle. An incandescent bulb should
be the lighting source, with a ceramic heat emitter
or a heating pad used at night. During night hours,
keep the temperature between 65 degrees F and 70 degrees
F. House Geckos need a moderate humidity
level. Keeping it around 60% should suffice.
Since these Geckos are small, they do not need much
room. For a single House Gecko, a 18" x 18"
x 18" habitat should be used as a minimum size.
Bigger is always better. For multiple House Geckos,
increase the size accordingly. They will need a lot
of branches and plants to climb and hide. They need
even more spaces to hide if you house multiple House
Geckos. Use a mulch, bark or playsand as the