Thank you so much for the comment! They're so much fun to watch and look at but its really not a good idea to handle these guys as their skin is really sensitive. They're more of a look at type of gecko! She deals with my hand inside the tank to clean it and put crickets in though so shes pretty even tempered! They need at least a 20 gallon tank as they love to climb and hang onto the glass. Here's a video of Mage catching a cricket: [link]
You also need a lot of hide aways in their tank or else they get stressed too. This is my setup for her: [link]
I've since added a little rock hideaway too and removed the water dish as they never eat or drink out of it. You have to mist the cage a few times a day to keep the humidity up as well as for them to drink
For those who might be wondering - or confused - 'golden gecko' is a nickname for this lizard. It's actually known as the Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda). I mention this because, if you walked into a reptile specialist and asked for a 'golden gecko', they'd probably be scratching their heads for a while before they figured out what you were talking about.
This gecko isn't always such a bright (and very pretty in this case, I might add) yellow colour; it's more often a bright green with yellow speckles on its neck and back - the 'gold dust', from where its name comes. Rarely, it's sometimes known to be blue as well.
Well, if we could edit our comments, anyone could say whatever they wanted and get away with verbal murder, as it were. *shrug* I guess the point is to think about what we want to say before we say it.
You do have a valid point lol! Maybe if there was a 5 minute edit time. I just constantly reread what I say and then realize after I post it that I made a mistake. Anyways, I just uploaded another picture of her. Your leopard geckos are beautiful! I always wanted one but I saw this girl last year at a reptile expo and had to get her. Gotta love geckos
I do love my Leos, and Geckos in general. :3 I don't have space for anything more than what I've already got, just Stoick and Blitz, or else I'd like to add another morph to their group, and maybe one day try for a Tokay as well.
If you want a Leo, and you have space and time for one, get one. Get two, if you can afford it; they naturally live in groups, and while they're not inherently sociable, they're easy-going and can be tamed easily. In my experience, they're hardy, low-maintenance animals, and are very enjoyable to care for. It's fun to watch them interact with each-other, and feeding time is always exciting. ^_^
I also don't have any more room, I have 5 budgies, two bettas and a dog so no more spaces in my mini zoo here Tokay's are nasty aren't they? I think that was the breed I remember seeing videos of. They are beautiful though! My next gecko will definitely either be a leopard or a crested!
I didn't think it was ignorance! I love learning! I just know that she was listed as a golden gecko at the reptile expo and they are their own species on all the reptile websites I've been too. I have heard though that they usually never look this healthy, they're usually really brown as people handle them and they shouldn't really be handled! Thank you so much for your comment!