Geckos are lizards, but not all lizards are geckos Geckos are part of the order “Gekkota,” in which there are over 1,000 species of gecko (separated in to 6 families). Geckos are small reptiles with soft skin, large heads and well developed limbs. They just lack sticky toe pads like other geckos because they’re not aborealQueenLittleLizard said:My leopard lizard (it’s my opinion that they shouldn’t be considered geckos) Snickers! I know their not arboreal, but he likes to climb on his vine anyway.
Woah! It's like a whole ecosystem! Awesome sauce !John58ford said:Hi guys, I've had this guys tank in the freshwater section a few times looking for some water quality advice and troubleshooting, finally got it all figured out. (Only took me 2+years to find the balance lol)
I introduce to you Lucky the Northwestern Garter Snake. He had a pretty bad spinal kink and was about 6 inches when we found him during spring clean up in the yard. Started him in a 10 gallon with a big baking dish full of water and he never got out off the thing. Maybe swimming is like physical therapy, he's up to about 22" now and the kink hardly slows him down
Pro tip, common garters don't swim as well so don't put them in an aquarium like this guy likes so much.
It's hard to get pictures of him in the water because he moves so fast but he spends about 4 hours a day in there swimming and stirring the water up, grazing on snails and rarely grabbing one of the female endler/guppy mutt females that breed in there now. When he was small though they were his primary food source, and got me into learning how to keep and breed fish. Now I have a fish room and he isn't even interested in eating them as they are too small. I have started enjoying that side of the hobby myself though so I'm cool with it.