Geckos for Sale
A little bit about the Fat Tailed Gecko...
Like the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius), the fat-tailed gecko, is a true eyelid gecko. From the family Gekkonidae and the subfamily Eublepharinae, the Hemitheconyx caudicinctus, or Fat-tailed gecko, is very similar in shape and size to the leopard gecko. But it is adapted to a far different life-style.
It is a relatively docile animal, more shy and with different behavior patterns toward humans than the leopard gecko. A new owner may cause the animal some distress, but upon becoming used to to its owner, the Fat-tailed gecko is usually content to rest on a hand or arm.
The native range for the Fat-tailed gecko is West Africa, from Senegal to Northern Cameroon. They utilize savannah, rocky hillsides, dry open woodland, and river edges as habitats. In captivity, they prefer a semi-moist micro-habitat and a dry area for foraging.