Chahoua Geckos (Rhacodactylus chahoua)
This uncommon species is a favorite of gecko hobbyists and one that holds great promise for the future. Itís the third largest Rhacodactylus after R. leachianus and R. t. trachyrhynchus. Itís heavy-bodied and can become quite tame as a captive. It is probably the most composed and calm of the Rhacodactylus when handling. It has outrageous reticulated irises. It also shows a great range of variation in color and pattern, a more complex aesthetics than other species. Shades of brown, tans, greens, reds, oranges, pale yellows and varying amounts of white pattern adorn this species. The potential for selective breeding real knockouts awaits the careful multi-generation work of specialists. In our experience, the I. of Pines forms get larger and are more variable than the mainland forms with lots of reds and greens. However, some of the mainland animals can be a beautiful pale pastel orange-red. Other nice features of chahoua include their tendency to bask under lights during the day. They make a great display in planted vivaria. Weíve kept them with ciliatus of comparable size with no problems. Ciliatus prefer to rest on fine branches while chahoua prefers cork logs and the sides of a tank. Chahoua take 18-24 months to become sexually mature and have a few quirks. As pets, many chahoua become very tame and can be the most personable of the Rhacodactylus.
For more information read: Rhacodactylus: A complete Guide to their Selection and Care by de Vosjoli, Fast, and Repashy. See Books for more information.
Photos are representative of what you can expect. We currently do not offer specific morphs of chahoua but will have new morphs in the future.