What to do if a gecko escapes from its cage?

Most escaped reptiles tend to remain close to their cage initially, so close all doors, windows, air vents and other passages in the room to prevent your pet from making his way into the rest of the house or, even worse, outside. Use duct tape, rolled up towels or heavy books to block escape routes, but always keep your gecko’s safety in mind.

What makes a gecko unwelcome in your home?

The first and most obvious is the gecko itself. While others may find it cute, others find it creepy and even frightening. And that makes it unwelcome in many homes. Other than its odd looks, this lizard also brings with it its bathroom manners – or lack thereof. Gecko droppings are usually the first tell-tale sign that you have company.

What kind of gecko can hide on the floor?

Geckos do not need much room to hide, so be sure to check every nook and cranny near the floor. This category includes: tokay geckos ( Gekko gecko ), house geckos ( Hemidactylus spp.), crested geckos ( Rhacodactylus ciliatus) and leaf-tailed geckos ( Uroplatus spp.) If your tree-dwelling gecko escapes, he is unlikely to descend to the ground.

Is the common house gecko an invasive species?

Does it spread diseases? Well, let’s get acquainted with your guest, shall we? The common house gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus frenatus, may look at home in your house but this species of reptile is actually an invasive species that originated from Southeast Asia.

How can I tell if my gecko has loose bedding?

If your gecko has loose bedding or food that’s not passing properly through his digestive tract, you’ll notice symptoms. These include a bloated stomach, loss of appetite, less energy, and no bowel movements for a couple of days or longer. You might even notice a dark blue spot on his side or abdomen.

Is it time to take a gecko out of his cage?

Lastly, it’s time to take your gecko out of their cage. Meaning, that the above steps should be done above their habitat. Now, you can bring them in the living room, on your bed, or anywhere else where they can’t quickly crawl under something where you won’t be able to get them back.

What did a gecko drop on my stomach?

He had just dropped a home-cooked lizardy nugget on my bare stomach, and this motherfucking gecko was just frozen there on the ceiling, staring intensely at me with his pinhead eyes. They move too fast.

Can you keep a house gecko as a pet?

Our lizards are great for picky snakes, larger reptiles, and carnivorous birds. Most people purchase them and keep them as pets though! House geckos are a tropical species and therefore require high humidity. Sand or carpet is not recommended as their substrate because of this.