Tropical Geckos for Sale

Tropical Geckos live in the more damp, forested regions of the world and come in many shapes, sizes, and colors.  Uncle Bill's Pet Center's most popular species of tropical geckos are the Fat-Tailed, Gold Dust, Golden, and Tokay Geckos.  They can make good pets for novice lizard owners and can live up to 10 years or more if cared for properly.  Their average size ranges from 4” to 12” in length.  These geckos are able to change the lightness and tone of their skin to help them blend into their environments.  Most Tropical Geckos are nocturnal and will hide most of the day.  A happy, healthy gecko is active, generally alert, has crystal clear eyes, a rounded, full tail and body, healthy-looking skin, a clean vent and nose, and is a regular eater. Please call ahead to confirm the store location you'd like to visit has Tropical Geckos for sale available.

Tropical Gecko Diet

Geckos love insects, which means you should feed them a balanced diet of crickets along with different kinds of worms.  Some Golden Geckos also like fruit and some kinds of baby food.  All Tropical Geckos can consume commercial gecko food of the tropical variety.  Clean, de-chlorinated water and vitamin/calcium supplements will ensure that your gecko remains healthy. 

Tropical Gecko Habitat

The size of your gecko’s habitat will depend on the pet’s size as well as the pet’s growth and may change over time as it matures.  It should be large enough for adequate exercise and climbing behaviors.  Be sure to get a tight-fitting cover or lid to make sure the geckos do not escape.  These guys love to hide so provide plenty of hiding places like tall, dense, non-toxic plants, thick branches, and elevated places off of the enclosure’s floor.  Humidity should be kept around 70% with regular misting, and the average temperature for the enclosure is to remain around 90-96°F for the warmer end and 68-70°F for the cooler end.  Substrate may include mulch-like substances such as coconut fiber or dampened bark; reptile carpeting will work, as well, for geckos that have been caught eating their substrate.  Fluorescent lights should be on for 10 to 12 hours daily and an incandescent bulb may be used for basking times during the day if there is no ceramic heater.  All arboreal geckos need UVB light.  A ceramic or black light heater may be used for any geckos at any hours of the night or day, too.  Geckos are known to shed their skin regularly, so make sure the humidity levels are stable enough to allow this as well as maybe a container for it to immerse itself in and help itself shed its skin.  These geckos should be housed separately from other adults as well as any other reptile species. 

Are Tropical Geckos Right for Me?

Most Tropical Geckos such as Fat-Tailed, Gold, or Tokay Geckos may be great pets for the beginner or the experienced pet owner alike!  They are fairly low maintenance and can be very rewarding to keep and care for.  Though they are cute and fun to observe, most Tropical Geckos do not like to be handled; many will become easily stressed and some may even become aggressive and bite if handled or if hand-fed.  Also, any gecko is capable of carrying diseases such as Salmonella, so always washing your hands after touching your pet or any of its habitat items/substances is a must.  For this reason, small children and pregnant women should not handle these pets or their associated items/substances.  The Tropical Gecko is easy-going, though, and not overly difficult to care for.  Therefore it can become a wonderful and educational cold-blooded companion for many years with the right pet parent!

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Tropical Geckos for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 

Fat-Tailed Gecko