Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Care Sheet
Scientific Name: Uroplatus
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The Satanic Leaf-Tailed
Gecko can easily be mistaken for a pile of
leaves. Their tail resembles a dead leaf, flat and colored
in earth tones. These geckos should live for about 10
years in captivity.
Read more about the behavior and characteristics of
Leaf-Tailed Gecko in the Wild.
Satanic Leaf-Tailed Geckos need a
varied diet of gut-loaded feeder insects. Crickets
should be the main insects, with mealworms,
moths etc. being offered secondary. You should dust
the insects with a calcium or multi-vitamin supplement.
Provide a small water dish, and make sure to change
the water, and clean the dish each and every day.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
Use full spectrum UVB lighting for your Satanic
Leaf-Tailed Gecko. Use incandescent bulbs or
a ceramic heat emitter to provide a heat gradient ranging
from 65 degrees F to 80 degrees F during the day. Keep
the lights on for 12 hours. At night, drop the temperature
down to 60 degrees F to 65 degrees F. Keep the humidity
levels around 85%.
A 10 gallon glass aquarium will sufficiently house
one or two Satanic Leaf-Tailed Geckos.
Bigger is always better, but these guys do not need
much more room than that. Make sure the screen top is
snug and latched in some fashion. For the substrate,
peat moss or other mulch type covering works best. Provide
dark coloured branches for climbing, and hide boxes
of some kind. Cork bark works really well for hiding.