African Fat-Tailed Gecko Diet

    African Fattail Geckos are medium-sized lizards that come in a variety of colors and patterns from tan coloration to bright orange, with dark bands or patterns, and some having no pattern at all. Their bodies are covered with raised tubercles, and they have fat tails which store water and fat.

Setup:  Cheap and easy is part of AFT gecko care.   A 10 gallon will provide enough space for a pair of geckos.

  • Never put two males together.  They will fight.

If you plan on getting more geckos, add 5 gallons per gecko.  If you want more than one, buy females, they get along wonderfully.

Provide Under Habitat heat. Heating is essential no matter what gecko you have.  African Fat-Tailed Geckos like their “basking areas” to be at 85-95 degrees Fahrenheit. Their cool sides should be somewhere between 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit.  Here are some possible heat sources:

  • Under-tank heaters:  These are loved by most geckos, because it helps digest their food faster.  They run around $20.  It is nice to use these under the humid hide.
  • Basking lights:  These are loved by most hobbyists, because it heats the air (unlike an under-tank heater) and the temperature can be measured easier.  They run around $30 for both the fixture and the bulb.

There are other heater sources, but please don’t use them unless they are intended for reptiles. Avoid UVB bulbs and heated rocks; they aren’t suited for African Fat-Tailed Geckos.

Feeding:  We recommend a mixture of Vionate and Calcium with D3 1:1 parts sprinkled on the insects.  The easiest to feed will be crickets, some AFTS can learn to eat meal worms, superworms and dubia roaches.  So long as your insects are dusted properly you will have a healthy pet fat tailed gecko.

  • Add the substrate and decorations.  Most African Fat-Tailed Geckos will be fine with a paper substrate (paper towel, newspaper, packing paper), but if you want something that looks better you can use mulch (sold at your local pet store).
    • Make sure you have at least two hiding spots.
    • Sphagnum moss can help improve your humidity.

We have some incredible African fat tailed geckos for sale!  With a biologist ON SITE we are proud work with top fat tail gecko morphs and top genetics and have created a unique variety of african fat tail gecko morphs.   The white out morph is one of the rarest and most sought after African Fat Tail gecko morphs.   White out fat tail geckos are some of the higher priced geckos due to the fact that they are rare and years of selective breeding were spent to create such fantastic looking animals.   Our 100% captive bred White out African fat tailed geckos for sale are from top quality genetics and are available in many fat tailed gecko morphs for sale including oreo african fat tail gecko, white out african fat tail gecko, albino african fat tailed gecko for sale, as well as striped fat tailed geckos for sale and a combination or variety of the above morphs expressed in many ways, like white striped oreo fat tailed geckos for sale and more.  African fat tail geckos are known for their mild temperament and relatively laid back personalities.  When you buy a gecko from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee.

All of our white out african fat tail gecko for sale are hand raised and handled often to remain as tame as they are beautiful.  Shipping is via FedEx next day air, in heated or cooled insulated shipping boxes, with 1 shipping charge covering up to 4 geckos for sale.

At, we have a biologist on site, and handle our geckos often in order to ensure a friendly, calm and relaxed pet, and only work with top genetics to ensure we are improving the captive bred species as part of our efforts to provide the best possible pet geckos for sale in the world.  We offer even more captive bred geckos for sale online at our sister store, CBReptile offering african fat tailed geckos for sale, as well as baby african fat tailed gecko for sale.  If you are considering purchasing an African fat tail gecko for sale, or any fat tailed geckos for sale, you have come to the right place!  As African Fat tail gecko breeders, we love working with this amazing species who is both docile and beautiful.  While all baby geckos for sale are cute, these baby fat tailed geckos are as cute as it gets!  Be sure to also check out all of our other species of geckos for sale!  A full line of leopard gecko, crested gecko, gargoyle gecko, and others!

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