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Paroedura picta
(Madagascar Ground Gecko, Panther Gecko, Ocelet Gecko)

Species Information
Scientific NameParoedura picta
Common NameMadagascar Ground Gecko, Panther Gecko, Ocelet Gecko
CITES StatusNot CITES Protected
Life SpanMales Approx 10, Breeding Females approx 2-3 years
PeriodNocturnal
DietCarnivore
Length4.5 - 5 inches
Weightunknown
TerrestrialTerrestrial
DistrobutionW/S Madagascar
Terra typica: "Madagascar (St.-Augustins-Bay)"
NotesPictus geckos have become increasingly popular lately due to their relativly easy care requirements and because they are very prolific.
Sub-SpeciesNone
Quick Care Information
Humidity50 - 80 % Daytime Temp85° F
Nighttime Temp75 - 77° F Basking Temp88 - 90° F
Groups OKunknown Territorial Malesunknown
Difficulty2 Temp-SexedNo
Incubation Temp83° F Incubation Time60 days
Foodcrickets (calcium/vitamin dusted), mealworms, waxworms, pinky mice (once / week)
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Pictus Gecko Care Sheet http://www.thegeckospot.com/pictuscare.html
A nice, well-written care sheet for the Madagascar Ground Gecko.
Pictus Gecko Care Sheet http://www.progeckos.com/caresheets/pictus.htm
A quick guide to Picta/Pictus geckos.
Pictus Gecko Care Sheet http://www.bright.net/%7Ea1rep/a1pictcare.html
Another quick care sheet for this species.
Pictus Gecko Care Sheet http://www.thegeckospot.net/pictuscare.php
A nice, well-written care sheet for the Madagascar Ground Gecko.

References

Mar 2006 - The EMBL Reptile Database
Mar 2006 - Diplodactylus pictus PETERS 1854: 615
Mar 2006 - Phyllodactylus pictus - BOULENGER 1885: 91
Mar 2006 - Phyllodactylus madagascariensis MOCQUARD 1895
Mar 2006 - Diplodactylus robustus BOULENGER 1896
Mar 2006 - Paroedura oviceps - KLUGE 1993
Mar 2006 - Paroedura pictus - GLAW & VENCES 1994: 266
Mar 2006 - Paroedura picta - BAUER et al. 1995: 54
Mar 2006 - Paroedura pictus - SCHMIDT & LIEBEL 1997


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