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   Dune Gecko/ Frog-eyed Gecko (Stenodactylus petrii)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Sub-Order: Sauria
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Stenodactylus
Species: petrii
Year: -
Distribution: Nnorthern Africa and Israel.

Diet: Crickets, Phoenix Worms, and Meal Worms. Make sure to dust the insects with a multi-vitamin supplement every 4th to 5th feeding as they will not get the natural vitamins they would from a diverse diet in the wild. If offered multi-vitamin supplements too often, in one to two year time they will develop Kidney Stones and die.

Adult size: From head to base of tail, they are about 2- 3 inches long. The tails are quite long, compared to their size, 1- 2 inches. If a tail gets dropped, it will grow back, but will be shorter and stubbier.

Dune geckos are a very small type of geckos. They are full of character and it’s amazing to watch them feeding. They are mostly nocturnal. They have interesting frog-like eyes, which earned them a common name "frog-eyed gecko". Unlike most other geckos, these can't climb up smooth surfaces. Instead, they prefer to dig. During day time, they prefer to hide in caves or dark places, though some times they have being seen active during this time as well. This is a hardy species, but because of their small size and being quite fast, it’s best not to handle them. They should be kept at 75- 85*F during day time and 65- 75*F during night. They should be provided a basking spot with a regular heat light as a UVB light is not required for geckos as they digest their food in different ways, unlike other lizards. Dune geckos because of their small feet and finger size, can't be put on any heat rocks or heat pads as Dune Geckos are most likely to get burns from them.


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