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About This Product

This kit contains everything you need for the care of a Arid Desert Gecko. It includes:

1. Exo Terra Glass Terrarium (18x18x12)

This glass terrarium makes it easy to enjoy your Arid Desert gecko. Opening front doors provide easy access, and a screen top permits adequate ventilation.

2. Heat Mat

Reptiles are ectothermic – they cannot regulate their internal body temperature via metabolism like us, and are dependent on the environment for their temperature needs. Thermoregulation – the movement of an animal from an area of a higher temperature to a lower temperature in order to cool down, or from an area of lower temperature to higher temperature to warm up – is very important for your pet gecko, and the provided heat mat allows the serpent regulate it's own temperature. This is vital to your gecko's well being.

3. Temperature and Humidity Gauges

Being dependent on their environment for their temperature needs, it is important to keep your gecko at it's proper temperature. Ideally, the air temperature on the warm end should be between 80-85F (it will be warmer on the surface of the heat pad) during the day. At night, the temperature can easily drop to 60F, as long as the Arid Desert gecko has the ability to raise it's body temperature the next day.

Humidity can be a little trickier with geckos. Too low of a humidity, and the lizard can have trouble shedding – the shed will come off in patches, or become stuck to the animal, instead of coming off in one clean piece with proper humidity. Too high humidity, and the gecko can develop respiratory problems. Generally, an ambient humidity of 30-40% is fine with Arid Desert geckos, as long as a clean bowl of water is present at all times. The enclosure can be misted with dechlorinated, distilled, or reverse osmosis water to increase ambient humidity.

4. Josh's Frogs Dig-It (10 quart)

Semi-Arid geckos need a little bit of humidity. Josh's Frogs dig it does a good job of holding on to humidity, allowing your gecko to dig without drying out. Dig-It also does a good job retaining burrows, so they don't cave in on your critters.

5. Reptile Hide

In nature, geckos spend much of their time in burrows, under logs, etc – out of view. This is important to replicate in captivity for the gecko's well being. The provided hide allows the animal to comfortably remain out of sight. It's rough surface also provides a place for the lizard to rub against when shedding.

6. Josh's Frogs No Escape Food Bowls - Small

This food bowl is specially designed so that feeder insects cannot escape the confines of the bowl, and are thus easily consumed by your gecko.

7. Water Dish

A water bowl large enough for the gecko to soak in is an important feature of it's habitat. This greatly facilitates gecko's ability to shed, as well as hydrate itself. It is important to provide your pet with fresh water daily, as the water bowl will often double as a latrine.

8. Josh's Frogs Spray Bottle (16 oz)

In their natural habitat, Arid Desert geckos get moisture from their diet, as well as from morning dew. To replicate this dew, lightly spray the enclosure every night. Make sure to use declorinated, reverse osmosis, or distilled water.

9. Artificial Plant

Simple touches, such as replica plants and real wood, can make an enclosure much more pleasing to the eye. They also provide visual barriers, hiding places, rough surfaces for your gecko to shed on, and more surface area for your animal to utilize.

Joshls Frogs also recommends investing in additional decor to make your gecko feel at home, all available at!


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

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