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Introducing the Nosy Be Gecko (or Spearpoint Leaf-Tailed Gecko) – Part 2

Orange Nosy Be GeckoPlease see Part 1 of this article for information on an interesting newcomer to the pet trade, the Nosy Be Gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui).  Today we’ll take a look at some related species and the gecko family in general.

Other Geckos in the Genus Uroplatus

All 12 species that have been assigned to the genus Uroplatus, collectively known as “Leaf-Tailed Geckos”, are endemic to Madagascar and considered threatened due to extensive deforestation.  Cryptic colors, nocturnal ways and arboreal habitats render it likely that other species await discovery…hopefully before they disappear forever. Read More »

Introducing the Nosy Be Gecko (aka Spearpoint Leaf-tailed Gecko), Part 1

The Nosy Be Gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui) is one of the most interesting recent newcomers to the pet trade.  However, its unique appearance should not prompt you into a quick purchase, as we have a great deal yet to learn about its care.  Today I’d like to review its natural history, as therein lay the key to its proper captive care.  In Part II of this article we’ll look at some of \this lizard’s interesting relatives. Read More »

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