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Indopacific Tree Gecko - Hemiphyllodactylus typus (Captive Bred)

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About This Product

Defining characteristics:

  • Nocturnal
  • Arboreal
  • Great in groups
  • Parthenogenetic
  • Can be housed with dart frogs

Name: Hemiphyllodactylus typus. Their common name, the Indopacific tree gecko, refers to their range and their arboreal nature.

Recommended Enclosure Size: Adults can be kept in groups, with a 8x8x12 glass enclosure  holding 2-3 females. Because this species does not grow very large, upgrading adults to a larger enclosure is usually unnecessary. Coco fiber-based substrates work well. A bioactive substrate can be made with BioBedding, springtails, and isopods. Keep substrate moist. Hides should be provided; cork bark, egg-laying tubes, and similar items work well. Climbing materials like driftwood, cork bark, and manzanita branches should be provided. Live plants are also recommended.

Temperature: Keep Indopacific tree geckos between 70-80 F. A heat source is not necessary if stable temperatures are maintained. Do not allow temperatures to rise above 85 F. Temperature should be monitored with a digital thermometer. Night temperatures should not fall below 65 F. UV light is not required.

Humidity: Keep Indopacific tree geckos with at least 55-60%. They can tolerate humidity up to 90%. Plants can be added to provide humid microclimates. Ambient humidity should be monitored with a digital hygrometer. These geckos should be lightly misted daily or every other day provide dew on enclosure walls and cage items from which they can drink. A shallow water dish can be provided but is not necessary with regular misting.

Size: Hatchlings are under an inch, and adults will reach 3-4 inches as adults.

Age: Indopacific tree geckos are at least 6 weeks old when sold by Josh’s Frogs. It is estimated that these geckos live for 10-20 years in captivity.

Feeding: Indopacific tree geckos sold by Josh’s Frogs are fed ⅛-inch crickets and melanogaster fruit flies. Adults should be fed a staple of 1/4-inch crickets,  melanogaster fruit flies, or hydei fruit flies. All feeder insects should be gutloaded and dusted with vitamin/mineral supplements. Gecko diet mix can also be offered as a supplement to their diet. Both feeder bugs and gecko diet mix can be offered in mounted feeding cups.

Sexing: All Indopacific tree geckos sold by Josh’s Frogs are parthenogenetic females.

Color/Pattern: Indopacific tree geckos are brown with a red tail, which turns a shade of pale yellow in adults. Some individuals have a darker brown mottled pattern.

Social Behavior: This species can be housed in groups provided enough space and food.

Breeding: This species is parthenogenetic: females will ovulate and lay fertile eggs without males. Females will lay a pair of eggs once every month or two in a secure area, including small egg-laying tubes. Eggs are glued to a surface; they cannot be safely removed from the surface onto which they are glued.

Natural Range: Indopacific tree geckos have a wide range in south Asia and among the islands in the Indian ocean.

History in the Hobby: Indopacific tree geckos are not very common in captivity. Being very similar to mourning geckos, we are excited to make these as readily available!

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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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