African fat-tailed geckos are nocturnal ground dwelling lizards that originate from desert areas in West Africa, from Senegal through Ghana and Togo all the way over to Cameroon. They are one of only a few of geckos that have eyelids, which help keep their eyes clean in their dusty natural environment. African fat-taileds are becoming an increasingly popular pet, in part because of their ability to thrive in captivity but also because of their docile dispositions and their openness for being handled.
Fat-tailed geckos have a similar body shape to a leopard gecko but typically have a larger head and sturdier feet. Adults will grow to around 9 inches and when cared for properly have been known to live for 15-20 years in captivity. Their normal coloring consists of a pale tan or brown background that is accented by bold brown and tan stripes, with some also displaying a thin white stripe along their back. Color morphs are just starting to become widely available and here at The Urban Gecko we specialize in the most cutting-edge and extreme color morphs available today, including our caramel and patternless morphs.
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