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1:2 Adults (1 Male & 2 Females)

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I got my trio of Electric Blues from breeder Cathy Hardegen in spring 2013. They are all captive bred and unrelated. This is a species I have wanted for years, but they have been minimally available at best until recently. I was in contact with Cathy for well over a year before getting my animals. This species are listed as Critically Endangered (only a step above Extinct in the Wild) on the IUCN Red List with a population trend that is decreasing. Unfortunately, that classification is because they are from an extremely tiny area of the Kimboza Forest in Tanzania (their area of occupancy is less than 8 square kilometers) where they occur in a severely fragmented population, their habitat is facing destruction, and they are still (now illegally) collected for the pet trade. In the wild Electric Blues exclusively dwell on the Screwpine tree, Pandanus rabaiensis, which is being logged at an alarming rate.

I admit that I was intitally attracted to these geckos because the males are my favorite shade of blue (teal for the win!), but after learning more about them I was very interested in participating in the effort to increase their captive population. Such beautiful animals should never disappear, and if I can have a hand in preventing that from happening I will try my best! I've broken my rule about keeping only geckos that don't require live foods or supplemental heating with these beauties (they eat CGD but also require insects such as dusted fruit flies and mini mealworms), but I think it's worth it. My trio lives in a vivarium with live plants and a 5.0 Reptisun UV bulb as well as a basking area - they are sun worshippers! I am going to do my best to breed my animals (and I am now excited to say I have succeeded!) and continue providing captive bred animals to other hobbyists who will hopefully also attempt to breed them.

Please never buy this species if you are not absolutely sure they are not captive bred!
In March of 2012 they were banned from export.

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I named my geckos after minerals that are colored much like them. My male, Lazurite, is an extraordinary bright shade of blue with a yellow belly and black throat and markings. The females, Fuchsite and Malachite, are not as colorful, but are still very pretty - they are mainly a light olive green, but have gorgeous little rainbows of color along their legs and sides, as well as black throats and markings like the male. They are hilarious to watch, as they are extremely active during the day and very interactive with their environment and each other. Both the females and males will puff up their throats like bullfrogs when near each other, head bob, and wiggle their tails. They are always looking around and know as soon as I enter the room - I usually mean food! I have fallen in love with this species already.

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