Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
African Fat Tail Geckos are sometimes confused with Leopard Geckos, and while they may look similar, there are differences. These geckos have a slightly broader head and a wider tail. They are a nocturnal, terrestrial geckos and require one or more hiding places. Like Leopard Geckos, they can easily be kept in 20-gallon terrariums. They enjoy a slightly higher humidity than their Leopard Gecko cousins and should be kept on a substrate that is able to hold some humidity, like a bark or mulch. Mixing this substrate with sand is a great way to give a natural look to your terrarium as well. These geckos are also docile, slightly slower than Leopard Geckos and easy to handle, making them a great pet.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Africa
Adult Size: 5-8"
Care Level: Beginner
Scientific Name: Hemitheconyx caudicinctus
Most Active During: Nighttime (nocturnal)
Life Span: 15+ years
Eats: Crickets, mealworms, wax worms; dusted with calcium and vitamins 2-3 times per week.
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