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PLEASE NOTE: Electric Blue Day Geckos are not a beginner-friendly gecko; whereas many other geckos are hardy against errors in the way of temperature and humidity, Electric Blues are not as forgiving, and will perish if not provided the proper conditions! We cannot stress enough the importance of using a digital thermometer and hygrometer to keep an eye on temperature and humidity, as well as an infrared thermometer to occasionally check the basking temperature. Electric Blue Day Geckos require both a humid and well-ventilated enclosure, along with UV lighting and a proper localized basking spot!
Name: Lygodactylus williamsi. Known as the electric blue day gecko. One need only look at an adult male to understand why!
Recommended Enclosure Size: A single animal can be kept in a 12x12x18 enclosure. Pairs have been successfully kept and bred in this size enclosure, but can also be kept in an 18x18x24 glass enclosure. A bioactive setup with live plants is strongly recommended for this species; BioBedding is recommended to maintain live plants, springtails, and isopods. These arboreal geckos should be provided ample vertical and horizontal climbing material in the form of cork bark, branches, or bamboo.
Temperature: Keep electric blue day geckos between 75-80 F. A basking spot of around 90-95 F should be provided. Temperature should be monitored with a digital thermometer. Night temperatures should not fall below 70 F. Electric blue day geckos should also be provided with a 5.0 or similar strength UVB light.
Humidity: Electric blue day geckos should be provided a humid setup between 60-70%. Maintaining a well-ventilated setup while retaining elevated humidity is important to successfully maintaining this species. Plants can be added to help stabilize higher humidity as well as provide humid microclimates. Ambient humidity should be monitored with a digital hygrometer. Electric blue day geckos should be misted daily to provide dew on enclosure walls and cage items from which they can drink. A water dish can be provided but is not necessary with regular misting; a water dish will not replace the need to regularly mist the enclosure.
Size: These small geckos will only reach around 3 inches as adults!
Age: Electric blue day geckos are at least 2 months old when sold by Josh’s Frogs, at which time they are well established. It is estimated that these geckos live for around 8-10 years in captivity.
Feeding:Electric blue day geckos are omnivores, eating both insects and fruit in the wild. In captivity, they will thrive on a diet of gecko diet mix and feeder insects. Hatchlings and juveniles should be offered ⅛-inch crickets or hydei fruit flies until they are large enough to eat ¼-inch crickets. Providing mounted feeding cups for this arboreal species works well. Other appropriately sized feeder insects, like dubia roaches and black soldier fly larvae, can also be occasionally offered but need to be provided in a food dish to be accessible. Feeder insects should be dusted with a calcium and multivitamin supplement.
Sexing:Electric blue day geckos can show color differentiation about as early as 5-6 months. However, this method of sexing can be unreliable, as stressed or submissive males will exhibit the same coloration as females or juveniles. The best way to sex electric blue day geckos is by their femoral pores, found between their hind legs. Compared to females, males exhibit strong and very visible femoral pores. Males also exhibit fully dark-colored throats.
Color/Pattern:Males have an incredible blue to turquoise color over their entire body. Juveniles and females exhibit shades of olive green, brown, or copper. Both males and females have black markings around their face, but only males display stark black on their throat.
Social Behavior: This day gecko species is best housed as a pair or solo. Provided ample space as well as multiple basking and feeding locations, multiple females may be housed together with a single male.
Breeding:Electric blue day geckos are prolific during the breeding season, with females laying 2 eggs once every 3-4 weeks. Like other Lygodactylus geckos, these geckos are egg-gluers and will adhere their eggs to a surface; once glued, they cannot be safely removed without damaging the egg. We have successfully used egg laying tubes with this species to allow for the safe removal and incubation of eggs.
Natural Range: Electric blue day geckos are restricted to a very small (only a few square miles!) area in Tanzania’s Kimboza and Ruvu forests.
History in the Hobby: These gorgeous blue geckos are incredibly sought after, but due to their status in the wild they have become increasingly rare in the pet trade. Losses to their already small habitat has rendered this species critically endangered in the wild. Unfortunately, collection of this species for the pet trade has also contributed to this species’ decline, but we are dedicated to producing captive bred individuals.
Links of Interest:
Reptiles Magazine care article - Reptiles Magazine article on the care of electric blue day geckos
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After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.
With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.
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I received my geckos. They are so beautiful! Thanks so much
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Have only had Electric Blue Gecko for several weeks. Very Healthy! Cannot believe how much he has grown! Appears to be getting a lot more active as he grows & gets more familiar with terrarium! Hangs upside down from temperature gauge to eat Pangea fruit mix. Starting to act like Neon Gecko by jumping onto glass!
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Two months ago I ordered two lygodactylus williamsi and both arrived alive and well. They are both still thriving in their terrarium. Thanks so much!
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