Eurydactylodes Care

The Eurydactylodes genus are comprised of four species of geckos endemic to the main island of New Caledonia.  For more information on the four species, please visit our species page

Enclosure Requirements


Hatchling and juvenile Eurydactylodes thrive in small, escape-proof terrariums. They may very well thrive once they've escaped from small terrariums, but that's not a scenario we care to test. They should have plenty of branches and cork to hide in or under, so they feel secure and don’t go off feeding. A trio of adults can be housed in enclosures 12 x 12 x 18 or larger. If keeping a trio together, it is strongly recommended to limit the number of males to one per enclosure. We keep all of our Eury's in heavily planted environments. A mix of organic potting soil, coco coir, tree fern fiber, charcoal and sphagnum moss are our preference as substrate. One of the most important parts of their enclosure is ensuring that they have enough branches, leaves and cork for climbing. Make sure you have branches near their light/heat source as you’ll often find them basking during the day.




Lighting and Heat


It is important that temperatures are kept between 70-75 Fahrenheit (21-24 Celsius). As previously mentioned, they do tend to bask near the light, with a temperature of 82-85 F (27-29 C). We provide our geckos with a 6% UVB Arcadia bulb, but it is not mandatory. Many keepers do not use any UVB and have experienced no issues with their geckos thriving.




Water and Humidity


It is important to mist the enclosure 1-2 times a day. This will help keep the humidity at an appropriate level, as well as providing a natural drinking source for the geckos. The key is to mist just enough so that the enclosure has time to dry out before misting again.




Feeding


Our Eurydactylodes are fed a mix of gut loaded crickets as well as a variety of commercially available gecko diets. ​We find that our Eury's prefer the Pangea Complete Gecko Diet over other brands . Once a week, we supplement with Rep-Cal Herptivite by mixing it in their gecko diet.




Cohabitation


There is always a risk when cohabitating solitary species. Unless you intend to breed, it's suggested to house them separately. If you do intend to breed, always ensure there is an abundance of places for your geckos to retreat, as well keeping multiple feeding dishes. Many breeders house their Eurydactylodes in 1.2 trios. We maintain ours in pairs, as we like to keep track of their lineage. Monitor your geckos closely when first introducing them.





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