By this website, I would like to invite you
to get to know the genus of Goniurosaurus better. My name is
Markus Schröter and I discovered the passion for Goniurosaurus
in 2004. One day, a friend gave me the book “Ratgeber Gecko”.
When I was looking at it reading through every page, I found a
picture of Goniurosaurus. I immediately was fascinated by those
creatures due to their red eyes and their different colors. In
that very moment I knew I had to have these geckoes. I called my
friend Marco and asked him whether he knew anything about them.
His response made me happy: He told me that he himself owned a
couple of exemplars of Goniurosaurus araneus. I asked: “Could I
possibly have some?” He agreed and two weeks later I picked them
up, one male and two females.
Goniurosaurus araneus, 5 months old
The geckos I got were 18 months old and very
soon they laid some eyes. Shortly after this successful
investment, I got Goniurosaurus hainanensis, Goniurosaurus luii,
and Goniurosaurus lichtenfelderi. During the first year, I
gained very good experience with those geckoes and I had much
fun breeding them. But there were still those Japanese geckoes.
Due to the fact that everything went so well, I got
Goniurosaurus splendens in 2005. My friend Marco brought me four
young geckoes he bought in Hamm. I took good care of them and so
they grew up very well. I gained more knowledge about those
geckoes and so I tried to get the other species from Japan. But
I realized very soon that this was not that easy at all.
8 months old
However, I was very lucky and in 2006 I
had the opportunity to import Goniurosaurus orientalis,
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae, and Goniurosaurus yamashinae. When
picking up the geckoes from the airport, my heart was beating so
fast due to excitement. And then in 2007, something happened I
had never really expected. I was offered Goniurosaurus toyamai.
During a scientific investigation concerned with the numbers of
exemplars of Goniurosaurus toyamai which have survived on the
island of Iheya, only 30 animals were found. So now I hope that
within the coming years I will breed them with success.
a Goniurosaurus luii
comes from the egg
I hope you have much fun by looking at my
website. I really hope I can get more people to be interested in
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