Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Taupe!

Type Lizard
Primary Breed Crested Gecko
Secondary Breed
Name Taupe
Gender Undetermined
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Brown
Secondary Color Cream
Age 3 Year(s) 0 Month(s) Old
Weight 0 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Taupe because of my perfect coloring and patterns!

Because I came from a home that didn't have my best interest in mind, I am looking for a glamorous home with a family who only has eyes for me :)

My foster mom says 'Taupe is a laid back gecko who likes to just chill with you. She is more willing than the average gecko to be out of hiding in her enclosure. When taken out she will enjoy just sitting on your shoulder or head. My 6 year old can hold her with no issue. She’s not much of a jumper.'

I am a low-maintenance, kickback, easy-going, nocturnal lizard with sticky feet. I start to stir as you start to settle for the evening. Perfect timing for you to spray my enclosure and give me some yummy food for the night! I may or may not be awake when you get up in the morning, but the second spritz of water is all you need to do to make sure I am okay for the day! Oh, and my food is already prepared so if you don't like bugs in the house, I may be the perfect pet for you!

I do like to climb so my house will need to be tall with lots of hiding places and leaves to retain the water you spray in for me to drink. While my temp should only be in the 70's, I do require a low-level UVB light during the day. While some may say it's okay for us to live with others, because of my history, I prefer to live on my own to keep me happy and healthy. With the right diet, habitat, substrate, temperature, and humidity I can live a long and healthy life that can be as long as 10-20 years!

My foster fam wanted to share this - 'Taupe is the most friendly, chill gecko I’ve ever known. She’ll chill out in plain view, though not all the time, and it took her a month or two to get comfy. She likes to go up, like most geckos. You can often find her on top of something in her enclosure. When you take her out, she’ll head for your shoulder or head, and just chill there.'

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and an adoption counselor will reach back out to you!

1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.

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