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Mourning geckos are an extremely unique reptile, as they are one of the few species that is parthenogenic. This means females produce viable eggs without ever coming into contact with a male - the hatchlings are essentially clones of their mothers! They are kept much like New Caledonian species such as the crested gecko in regards to care, such as being arboreal and fed primarily CGD. However, they are a fairly social species and do better in groups and due to personal preference, I also keep my young geckos under UVB and at slightly warmer than room temperature. In the wild, mourning geckos have an extremely widespread distribution including many Pacific islands such as New Caledonia, Japan, and Hawaii, as well as being found in Central and South America and Australia. They are a very adaptable species and no one is completely sure where they originated, especially since they are a hybrid.

I started out with two young mournings from A.F. Parker in fall 2012. I immediately fell in love - they are extremely active, fun to observe, and even vocalize in little "chirps"! They are diurnal so most active at dawn and dusk, though are awake periodically during the day and night as well. It is refreshing to have a gecko species that is not nocturnal! They are very fast and difficult to handle, as well as notorious little houdinis (I lost one for several weeks only days after she arrived, but she survived her escape to be found healthy as a horse). However, I think the big personalities found in such tiny bodies make up for those things! They are always watching me when I'm watching them, and are rarely in one place for very long. My geckos are actively laying fertile eggs and after building my colony to be a bit larger (already added one more!), I hope to continue to successfully raise the hatchlings and make them available to others interested in keeping this fascinating and adorable species.

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