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Ello There by Murphy1210 Ello There by Murphy1210
This is Mage, she's a golden gecko! Always seems like they're smiling :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cute capture. :aww:
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Awww....she's so adorable. Your right she does look like she's smiling. She looks really friendly :)

Unfortunately I don't know much about this kind of gecko. Would you mind telling me more about there care and temperament?
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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 :)
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thanks so much for the info and the links, I really appreciate it :) So many people couldn't be bothered to take the time to answer others questions.
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Its no problem at all, I love giving information about my animals :D let me know if I can tell you anymore!
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klody Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh yeah great smile hehe!
and shes super cute!! <33
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glazios Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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.

Further reading --:
Wiki: [link]

Care Sheets --:
LLLReptile.com: [link]
TheGeckoBox.com: [link]
DayGecko.com: [link]
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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