Indopacific Tree Gecko - Hemiphyllodactylus typus (Captive Bred)-


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  • Nocturnal
  • Arboreal
  • Great in groups
  • Parthenogenetic
  • Can be housed with dart frogs


NameHemiphyllodactylus typus. Their common name, the Indopacific tree gecko, refers to their range and their arboreal nature.


Recommended Enclosure Size: Adults can be kept in groups, with a 8x8x12 glass enclosure holding 2-3 females. Because this species does not grow very large, upgrading adults to a larger enclosure is usually unnecessary. Coco fiber-based substrates work well. A bioactive substrate can be made with BioBedding, springtails, and isopods. Keep substrate moist. Hides should be provided; cork bark, egg-laying tubes, and similar items work well. Climbing materials like driftwood, cork bark, and manzanita branches should be provided. Live plants are also recommended.


Temperature: Keep Indopacific tree geckos between 70-80 F. A heat source is not necessary if stable temperatures are maintained. Do not allow temperatures to rise above 85 F. Temperature should be monitored with a digital thermometer. Night temperatures should not fall below 65 F. UV light is not required.


Humidity: Keep Indopacific tree geckos with at least 55-60%. They can tolerate humidity up to 90%. Plants can be added to provide humid microclimates. Ambient humidity should be monitored with a digital hygrometer. These geckos should be lightly misted daily or every other day provide dew on enclosure walls and cage items from which they can drink. A shallow water dish can be provided but is not necessary with regular misting.


Size: Hatchlings are under an inch, and adults will reach 3-4 inches as adults.


Age: Indopacific tree geckos are at least 2 months old when sold by Josh’s Frogs. It is estimated that these geckos live for 10-20 years in captivity.


Feeding: Indopacific tree geckos sold by Josh’s Frogs are fed ⅛-inch crickets and melanogaster fruit flies. Adults should be fed a staple of 1/4-inch crickets,  melanogaster fruit flies, or hydei fruit flies. All feeder insects should be gutloaded and dusted with vitamin/mineral supplements. Gecko diet mix can also be offered as a supplement to their diet. Both feeder bugs and gecko diet mix can be offered in mounted feeding cups.


Sexing: All Indopacific tree geckos sold by Josh’s Frogs are parthenogenetic females.


Color/Pattern: Indopacific tree geckos are brown with a red tail, which turns a shade of pale yellow in adults. Some individuals have a darker brown mottled pattern.


Social Behavior: This species can be housed in groups provided enough space and food.


Breeding: This species is parthenogenetic: females will ovulate and lay fertile eggs without males. Females will lay a pair of eggs once every month or two in a secure area, including small egg-laying tubes. Eggs are glued to a surface; they cannot be safely removed from the surface onto which they are glued.


Natural Range: Indopacific tree geckos have a wide range in south Asia and among the islands in the Indian ocean.


History in the Hobby: Indopacific tree geckos are not very common in captivity. Being very similar to mourning geckos, we are excited to make these as readily available!



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Shipping for any number of animals is just $39.99. Frogs 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 frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependant on your availability and weather.


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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!


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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
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