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    Question Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    Has anyone had luck taming a wild caught Pictus Gecko?

    I purchased the little guy at a petsmart about 20 days ago and he still seems very skittish. I haven't done much except leave my hand in the tank and let him explore it. He sits there and the slightest movement he'll run into hiding.

    I'm just curious if anyone has had any success taming a wild caught pictus gecko, if not then I'll probably just give up and watch him in his environment instead of adding more stress :].

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    Re: Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    20 days isn't much to get settled in. Give him time. Can you describe his setup? Often if its too small/not enough cover they don't settle down.
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    Re: Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    Quote Originally Posted by schlegelbagel View Post
    20 days isn't much to get settled in. Give him time. Can you describe his setup? Often if its too small/not enough cover they don't settle down.
    Thanks for the reply^^ he's got a low height 10 gallon tank, I read that they are bottom dwellers and it'd be hazardous for him to have a high rise tank. I have imitation foliage with slate tiling and all the necessary hide boxes and what not. I did catch him the other day hanging upside down on the top screen I hear this means he's comfortable with his surroundings?

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    Re: Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    No it means he is looking for a way out. And if it is there he will find it.
    Watch this and it will give you some ideas as to how to proceed.
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    Re: Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    No it means he is looking for a way out. And if it is there he will find it.
    Watch this and it will give you some ideas as to how to proceed.
    Small lizard taming vid - Lizard Videos
    great video thank you very much also~ pretty sure there is no way for him to escape the terrarium has a secure top... haha.

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    Re: Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    I never had problem with my pictus trying to escape. They just never seemed to calm down.
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    Re: Taming Wild Caught Pictus Gecko

    Quote Originally Posted by MoogleBass View Post
    I never had problem with my pictus trying to escape. They just never seemed to calm down.
    haha mine has not escaped...yet! but yes they seem very energetic!

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