Hi! I found a baby gecko in my home which was just a few days…

Hi! I found a baby gecko in my home which was just a few days old. One of it’s hands (claws?) has not developed, and it still can not see. I have been trying to feed it for a few days, but am not able to. How can I feed/care for it? Thanks!

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Anonymous
5 years ago

THANK YOU for trying to help this little guy.  so few people seem to care about reptiles, and it’s so refreshing to see. chances are that gecko won’t ever have a fully functioning foot.  it may have had a stuck shed, or it didn’t develop correctly in the egg. what are you offering?  mind you, without knowing the species it’s hard to determine exact food needs, but generally speaking a gecko needs crickets as long as its head is wide.  they can usually be housed easily in a tank with paper towel on the bottom for easy cleanup.  do not… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

good luck with him. if he ends up a weird tokay color morph, you have a chance of socialization now so he isn’t a cranky bitey beastie when he’s older.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

well, i don’t recognize the little guy immediately, so i’ve asked my reptile friends for their input. it may take a day or two to get more info.

in the interim – if you go to the pet store, they should have different sizes of crickets. here’s a graphical explanation: http://cricketcare.org/feeder-crickets/

rotten/rotting vegetation is not a good idea, as this can cause a respiratory infection. better to give paper towels for a substrate and a hide made of resin or a hollowed-out piece of log.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

okay, more info for you. first: have you purchased any houseplants recently? he may have hitchhiked. second: he needs a better enclosure with heat and a UVB light. if possible, take the whole container with you to the nearest pet store that caters to (or at least has supplies for) reptiles and amphibians. you’ll need an enclosure that is taller than it is wide – he’s a climber, and will need some height. a few plastic plants would make him happy, plus the hides i mentioned. he’ll need the tank kept around 75 degrees F – around 23C. substrate can… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

hi Johan! we think we MAY have found the species. it looks like he might be either a Tokay gecko (http://geckocare.net/tokay-gecko-care-sheet/) or a Brooke’s house gecko (http://allgeckos.com/brooks-gecko-care-sheet/). both of those care sheets should give you enough info. please feel free to ask further questions as needed.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

he won’t eat them if they aren’t alive…i would be talking to a vet by now.