Additional Resources

Further Reading — Uroplatus pietschmanni-specific care sheet.

Chameleon Breeder Podcast: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Geckos with Lawrence Erickson — Interview with top U. phantasticus breeder, Lawrence Erickson, about caring for this species.

Geckos Unlimited — Very useful forums with threads about all aspects of modern Uroplatus care. Worth checking every once in a while to learn from the experiences of others, or to submit a question not answered here.

Reptiliatus — Youtube channel addressing the finer points of leaf-tailed gecko care (as well as other reptile/invertebrate topics), from building custom naturalistic enclosures to basic feeding and watering. Videos are very high quality, engaging, and informative.

The Sikorae Squad — (Facebook) Online community specifically for discussing U. sikorae.

Uroplatus/ Leaf-tail Geckos Owners and Breeders — (Facebook) Online community for discussing all things related to Uroplatus.  This site has everything you could ask for about the Uroplatus genus and more, from data about their native habitat in Madagascar to breeding advice. I relied on it heavily in my research on these species.

Uroplatus phantasticus — Care sheet and website specifically for the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko.

Scientific Papers

A new species of Uroplatus (Gekkonidae) from Ankarana National Park, Madagascar, of remarkably high genetic divergence by Ratsoavina et al. (2019)

Finaritra! A splendid new leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus) species from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar by Ratsoavina et al. (2019)

Two new species of leaf-tailed geckos (Uroplatus) from the Tsaratanana mountain massif in northern Madagascar by Ratsoavina et al. (2018)

Leaf-tailed Gecko Care:

  1. Introduction to Leaf-Tailed Geckos
  2. Leaf-tailed Gecko Shopping List
  3. Uroplatus Species
  4. Terrarium Size Requirements
  5. Substrate Options
  6. Temperatures & UVB
  7. Humidity Requirements
  8. How to Decorate a Leaf-Tailed Gecko Terrarium
  9. What to Feed Your Leaf-Tailed Gecko
  10. Handling Tips & Body Language Info
  11. Common Diseases & Other Health Questions
  12. Additional Resources (YOU ARE HERE)