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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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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you for the information though, love learning more about geckos and other species :D
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This isn't a gold dust day gecko, they're different and very green lol! I got her from a reptile expo, she was listed as a golden gecko :)
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glazios Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Well, most herpetoculturists I know have only ever heard of it in that it's a common mistaken-identity for the Gold Dust Day Gecko. I trust that you'll excuse my apparent ignorance. ^_^
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I really wish I could edit my own comments, I shouldn't say species, rather breed of gecko. Gold Dust Geckos are beautiful!
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glazios Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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.
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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 :D
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glazios Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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. ^_^
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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 :P 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!
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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!
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Lucern7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow I thought it was a newt.
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
She does kind of look like a newt huh?
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Lucern7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Well golden geckos are the only actual lizards that get that color (That I know of) and I had forgotten about em until this reminded me ^^
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
They can be so beautiful, as long as people don't handle them too much! I got this girl last year at a pet expo and I knew nothing about them. Did all my research and shes very happy now!
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miu-city Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWAAAAHHHHH
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Photographer
Thats an absolutely lovely shot, very beautiful! :clap:
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you so much :D
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PolarFlare Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SHE'S SO CUTE
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Murphy1210 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Haha, thank you :D
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