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Fat Tail Gecko

SKU: 169960
Brand: Petco
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Like Leopard Geckos, African Fat Tail Geckos are one of the few geckos with true eyelids.


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African Fat Tail Geckos are reptiles that sometimes confused with Leopard Geckos. While they may look similar, this gecko has a slightly broader head and wider tail. Like Leopard Geckos, they can be kept in 20 gallon terrariums. They enjoy slightly higher humidity than their Leopard Gecko cousins, and should be kept on a substrate that keeps humidity such as bark or mulch.

  • Scientific Name: Hemitheconyx caudicinctus
  • Like Leopard Geckos, African Fat Tail Geckos are one of the few geckos with true eyelids
  • Nocturnal and terrestrial
  • Docile and slower than Leopard Geckos

African Fat Tail Geckos are reptiles that are sometimes confused with their Leopard cousins. While they may look similar, this gecko has a slightly broader head and wider tail. They are also nocturnal, and should be fed nightly.