What species should I get?

Rossman777

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Hello. I am looking for a first pet gecko and I'm wondering what type to get. I really like the cresteds, but I want something bigger and I'm afraid they might lose their tail. I was looking at the New Caledonian Giants, but they are hard to find and a little out of my range. Any suggestions on what to get? Thanks in advance!
 

acpart

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Welcome to GF. Geckos do not lose their tails as readily as some people think. They are pretty resilient. The leachianus geckos can be quite expensive, often starting at about $300. That doesn't seem likely to change any time soon. Take a look at gargoyle geckos. They are about the size of cresteds but seem somewhat chunkier. In my opinion, even though there are a lot of lovely names for crested gecko morphs, most of them are . . . brown. The gargoyles come in a variety of stripe colors and blotchy patterns. Bigger geckos are going to be more expensive geckos, so consider something of crestie/gargoyle size.

Aliza
 
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