Gecko: Moreau's Tropical House

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jonathan.vdw
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Identification help needed: Gecko

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Hi all! I have a few geckos running around my house and I would be greatful if someone could help me to identify what species they are...

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I caught this one, one night and after his little photoshoot he wouldn't get off my hand!! I think he must've liked my bodyheat. Anyways, any info would be much appreciated.

Greetings,

Jonathan
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Re: Identification help needed: Gecko

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That's a Moreau's Tropical House geckos or normally just known as tropical house geckos (Hemidactylus maboeia) and they can be common in most part of SA. especially in the eastern areas such as KZN but even in Pretoria, PE, etc. During the day they lose their transparent colours and become better camouflaged.

In future, just add a location otherwise it is quite hard to identify some reptiles / cother creatures. In this case, it doesn't make a difference though!
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Re: Identification help needed: Gecko

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Thanks alot BushSnake! I live in Potchefstroom in the Northwest Province. I must say, these are hardy little lizzards. I love hving them around. I'm even considering starting a colony of fruit flies in a glass jar with over ripe fruit to feed them at night.

Thanks again for the reply!
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Re: Identification help: Lizards and Geckos

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Hello,

Working on my pictures I have some problems to identify this gecko.
Can someone helb me?
Moreau’s tropical house gecko or Pondo flat gecko or ?

Seen in April in BergenDal.
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Re: Identification help: Lizards and Geckos

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Moreau’s Tropical House
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Re: Identification help: Amphibians

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hallo "guys"
I need some help,
It is a amphibian, I think, but which one?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Identification help: Amphibians

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Common Tropical House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia)
Family: Gekkonidae
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