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Marbled Gecko Care Sheet

Description: The Marbled Gecko gets its name from the unique pattern of colors they have.
Scientific Name: Christinus mamoratus
Average Size: 4 to 5 inches


Although the Marbled Gecko is insectivorous, its size limits it to the type and size of insects that it can eat. Crickets are always a good option just make sure that they are small enough that the lizard will not have problems fitting them inside its mouth.

Marbled Geckos will drink water from a dish so provide them with a shallow dish of clean drinking water. Since Marbled Geckos are known to bathe in their water it will certainly need to be changed on a daily basis.



Humidity: Optimal humidity is in the range of 70 to 80%. This humidity is much higher than most lizards and will likely require misting of the enclosure to achieve this level.
Lighting: Marbled Geckos have no requirement for full-spectrum fluorescent lighting.
Physical Design: Marbled Geckos will need an area of their habitat in which they can bask. They also like to climb so be sure to provide enough branches and vines to keep them happy.
Substrate: Marbled Geckos have no specific requirements for a substrate, just be sure that it cannot be ingested and become impacted in their intestines.
Temperature: During the day the temperature of your Marbled Geckos habitat should be between 80 and 82 degrees F. During the night the temperature can drop slightly but not below about 75 degrees F.
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