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Eublepharis Macularis – Care sheet



Eublepharis Macularius

It lives from the arid plains to the rocky mountains of Afghanistan, Ian, Iraq, Pakistan and parts of India. Up to 2000 / 2400mt in height.
in these areas the temperature varies from 15 to 40 ° C. Mind at night, being desert areas the temperature can drop down to below 0 ° C but it is good to get the terrarium at a temperature not lower than 15 ° C

The name Eubleparis derives from the name Blefaron, which means “eyelid” in Greek.
this is because unlike other geckos it has real mobile eyelids.
his middle name, Macularius refers to the dark spots he has on his body.
Average life span: 18 years, but animals that have lived up to 24 years are recorded stages.
Weight: from 50 to 100gr depending on the morph and the selection that has been made.
Dimensions: up to 25cm including tail.
it is a terricolous gecko.
It can lose its tail as a defense tool (autonomy) but it will grow back even if visibly different from the primary one.
is a nocturnal gecko.
sexual dimorphism is already visible from 4 months of age: the machi have two pockets at the base of the tail containing the hemipenes.

territorial animals, it is not recommended to insert 2 male specimens in the same terrarium. and food competitiveness will be a reality among males.
if you choose a naturalistic terrarium for your pet, mix 70% acid peat with 30% sand. as furniture. stone branches and barks.
It is important to choose objects that are not too heavy, because this gecko has a habit of digging and could get squeezed between the substrate and the object that serves as furniture.
For an adult specimen: 40x40x40 with grates on two sides of the terrarium to promote air circulation.
Naturalistic terrarium or box of your choice. Being a terricolous gecko it will have to be developed horizontally.

2 Zones: Hot zone (30 ° C by means of a mat connected to a thermostat) and cold zone: 24 ° C
during the night, switch off the selected heating source. But only if the temperature does not drop below 15 ° C, If it falls below 15 ° C, lower the thermostat temperature down to 20 ° C / 21 ° C

2 burrows in each zone: the one in the cold zone will need to be filled with coconut fiber / acid peat. and appropriately nebulized. It will be used by the gecko to make a correct and complete moult.
1 bowl of water in the cold zone as they do not need as much humidity.

During the winter, the temperature can be brought to 18 ° C to allow the gecko to go into a mist: the metabolism will drop and it will feed less without losing weight.
at this stage it is often necessary to see what state of health the animal is in.


Insectivorous gecko: cockroaches, mealworms, crickets, locusts, grasshoppers and honeyworms. the latter dates are less frequent as they are fatter. (Once every 2 months)
1/2 time a week sprinkle the insects with calcium and vitamin D3. to do this, place them in a container with a teaspoon of calcium + D3 coffee and shake the jar.

An adult gecko eats every 2 to 3 days.
a baby every day
remember to administer insects that are not too large in relation to the gecko. if not, the gecko will not eat.

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