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    Question HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    At the local pet shop they have one of these guys ( not this one but I know it's the same species of gecko) what is it? The shop it's at has it in the wrong set up only has a water bowl and light.. although I think it would be better off with out the light.. Here it is..




    Thank you in advance, and if anyone knows what kind it is, do you know of any good sites for care for them?

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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    I am by no means a gecko-expert...but my guess is Rhacodactylus leachianus? I don't know what locale tho...
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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    Thank you.. I found a great site that had pics and names for them.. you are right on the name. New Caledonia Giant Gecko is what they were calling it.

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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    They're fantastic critters, easily my most favorite gecko. Hopefully I'll be able to sell off some hatchlings this year and get some herp funds to get a pair of Isle Es, or maybe GTs if finances go well.

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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by mainbutter View Post
    They're fantastic critters, easily my most favorite gecko. Hopefully I'll be able to sell off some hatchlings this year and get some herp funds to get a pair of Isle Es, or maybe GTs if finances go well.
    SWEET! I'm not sure if it's Isle Es or any of the others.. I'm gettin it tommarow, do you sex them just like Cresteds? I'll post pics once I get it home..Do you know of any good sites with info on them I'm lookin and have found many but I'm always open to more info. Thank you


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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    The photo you posted is an r. leachianus, however many times pet stores carry gehyra marginata--common name Halmahera giant gecko (and many times these are wild caught animals). They look very similar to leachies, but are a completely different and much less expensive gecko. Just make sure that what you are buying is actually a leachie if that's what you want. Baby leachies will start at about $300, and will go up in price from there depending on locale and size. G. marginata will be somewhere in the $40-75 range depending on age/size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlededee View Post
    The photo you posted is an r. leachianus, however many times pet stores carry gehyra marginata--common name Halmahera giant gecko (and many times these are wild caught animals). They look very similar to leachies, but are a completely different and much less expensive gecko. Just make sure that what you are buying is actually a leachie if that's what you want. Baby leachies will start at about $300, and will go up in price from there depending on locale and size. G. marginata will be somewhere in the $40-75 range depending on age/size.
    Thank you.. the owner of the shop told me it was a giant day gecko, I knew it was not, but wasnt sure what it was.. she is asking 30 for it.. I feel bad for the gecko b/c it's in a tank with a dish of water and the bedding is that bark type stuff.. I guess you could say I'm resucing the gecko.. If I posted photos would you be able to tell me if it's a New Caledonia or a Halmahera? Thank you inadvance


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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    Wow...if that IS a Leachie....$30 is a steal.
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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    30 for a Leachie!!!!??? If its in good health i would take him. Thats a steal. Leachies are one of the coolest geckos but have always been out of my price range. Right now i think they are going for around 500-700 dollars. They have been said to have great personalities, and if i was you, id be speeding over to that petstore to grab him.
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    Re: HELP!!!! what kind of gecko is this?

    If its $30 its a halmahara. And probably wild caught (which is not necassaraly a bad thing just need to get it checked with a vet if you get it.)

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