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Chinese Cave Gecko - Goniurosaurus hainanensis (Captive Bred)-

$89.99

Quantity Available: 6

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Nocturnal
  • Easy to Care For
  • Easy to Breed
  • Interesting Colors and Pattern

 

Name: Goniurosaurus hainanensis. Commonly known as the Chinese Cave Gecko, this easy to keep and breed species is also sometimes called the Hainan cave gecko.

 

Benefits from buying at Josh's Frogs:

  • Exclusively fed on gutloaded dubia roaches - this means thicker tails and healthier animals.
  • Cave geckos are 4 months or older. They are very robust for their age.
  • CB from CB parents, from genetically diverse and colorful bloodlines.
  • Bred by experienced herpetoculturists with a combined experience of over 10 years with the genus.
  • Live arrival and health guarantee unsurpassed in the reptile industry.

 

Recommended Terrarium Size: A 10 gallon is suitable for 1-2 adults, but there's nothing wrong with providing extra space. Coco Fiber or a mix of sand and peat moss works well as a substrate. Provide cork or other similar hides to make your gecko feel at home.

 

Temperature: Chinese Cave Geckos like it cooler - ideally, keep your geckos between 65 to 75F. They can tolerate temperatures up to 80F on occasion. Do not let your Chinese Cave Geckos get excessively warm, as high temps can quickly be lethal.

 

Humidity: Chinese cave geckos like it humid. Provide a water bowl, and mist frequently enough to maintain humidity between 55-65%. Substrate can be allowed to just dry out between mistings, and should not be bone dry or soaking wet.

 

Size: Adult Chinese Cave Geckos measure up to about 8.5 inches. At hatching, they measure approximately 3 inches. Juveniles sold by Josh's Frogs will measure approximately 4.5-5".

 

Age: Chinese Cave Geckos can live for a pretty long time with proper care. Exact oldest age is unknown, but easily exceeds 10 years. All cave geckos sold by Josh's Frogs will be 4+ months old at the time of sale.

 

Feeding: Chinese Cave geckos are insectivores, and thrive on a staple diet of dubia roaches or crickets. Waxworms, black soldier fly larvae, butterworms, and the occasional mealworm make a great treat. All feeder insects should be dusted with a vitamin/mineral supplement, and fed in an escape-proof bowl.

 

Sexing: Sexing Chinese Cave geckos is fairly straightforward - males have visible bulges at the base of their tail. Animals are typically sexable by 5-6 months of age. Juveniles sold by Josh's Frogs are not sexed.

 

Color/Pattern: These attractive geckos have a black/purple base color, with orange/yellow/white bands that crisscross their body. Most notable are their red eyes. Young animals tend to be more heavily banded. The bands become narrower and shift towards more yellow/white with age.

 

Social Behavior: Chinese Cave Geckos are fine housed alone. As juveniles, they can be housed in groups, but this may result in the occasional geckos losing its tail (no worries - it grows back!). Adults can be housed in groups, but no more than one male should be housed per enclosure.

 

Breeding: Breeding mature Chinese Cave Geckos is easy. Breeding season runs from February through September. Females will lay 2 eggs every 30-45 days during this period. The animals should be cooled from October through January. Males may be removed to give the females a break.

 

Natural Range: Chinese Cave Geckos are native to the Chinese Islands of Hainan and Cat Ba.

 

History in the Hobby: Chinese Cave Geckos have been available hit and miss since at least the 1990s. They've recently had a resurgence in popularity, as more and more people realize how easy and rewarding it is to care for these awesome geckos.

 

Links of Interest:

Chinese Cave Gecko Caresheet - a good basic care sheet for the Hainan Cave Gecko

GeckoTime - a great interview style care sheet on Cave Geckos 

 

Still not sure if Chinese Cave Geckos from Josh's Frogs are the right geckos for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!

Shipping for any number of geckos is just $39.99. Geckos are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight and are delivered by 12:00 pm to most locations, Tuesday through Friday. Josh's Frogs does not ship geckos internationally. Scheduling of gecko order is dependent on your availability and weather.


 


Please respond to our Frog Shipping Email, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive. We'll email back to confirm after checking your local weather conditions.


 


We can ship directly to your address, as long as your local overnight low temperature is above 39F the night of shipping, and your high temperature is below 91F at noon on the day of arrival. If your overnight lows are below 40F but above 29F, Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your high temperature is over 90F at the guarantee 'delivered by' time (typically 12pm), Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your overnight low is below 30F, Josh's Frogs retains the right to hold frog shipping until temperatures increase due to safety concerns. We will hold the frogs at our facility for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. This policy is designed with the best interests and health of our animals at heart!


 


To find your nearest appropriate FedEx location, click here and follow the instructions below:



  • Enter your zip code in the top search box.

  • Click the Filter button.

  • Check Staffed Location.

  • Expand Additional services, and check the Hold package at location for pickup box.

  • Close the filter box and search for locations.


 


FedEx's website will display the nearest locations where you may pick up your frogs. We'll look up the locations for you when you call to schedule frog shipping. You do not need to check your temperature before ordering frogs - Josh's Frogs will take care of this when contacted about scheduling shipment. Frog orders require contact from our customer prior to being shipped out, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive, and to check your local weather conditions.


 


Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. We have a special contract with UPS to ship live animals directly to residential addresses and guarantee live arrival as long as our Live Arrival Conditions are met.

All gecko shipments are sent via FedEx Overnight Air or USPS Express mail (where available). Therefore, your geckos will arrive the next day before noon. Josh's Frogs offers a live arrival guarantee on all gecko shipments provided that:

  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees
  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 40 degrees for delivery to address
  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 30 degrees for pickup at the nearest FedEx Customer Center
  • someone is there to accept the package when it is delivered