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Viper Gecko

Teratolepis fasciola


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Viper Geckos are a small terrestrial species from Pakistan with an adult size of around 4" (10cm) With their striking markings & colouration and relative ease of care, these geckos are proving a popular choice with beginners & experienced keepers alike. Always search for captive bred, as these are less likely to suffer from stress and are free of the often fatal parasites found in wild caught.

 

Viper geckos are nocturnal and therefore do not necessarily need specialist lighting, however they do need to have access to at least some lighting, even if it’s only daylight, to help maintain a natural body clock. The period of daylight needs to mimic natural seasonal changes, with a total of up to 16 hours in high summer to around 8 hours during winter. If using an artificial lighting source, try to maintain these seasonal adjustments with the use of an electrical timer.

 

Viper geckos require an ambient temperature of 80°F (27°C) rising to a hot spot of 95°F (35°C),with a night-time drop of approx 10°. These temps are easily achieved with a heatmat controlled by a suitable thermostat placed along the outside of the viv and covering one third of the ground area. If using artificial lighting, adjust the thermostat accordingly to take into account the higher ambient temperature.

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