Mniarogekko chahoua a.k.a Chahoua Gecko. They are commonly referred to as Chahoua or the Mossy Prehensile-tailed Gecko.
Chahoua Geckos are masters of camoflauge and their preferred habitat is in the canopy of the forests. These geckos are originally from New Caledonia (a group of islands between Fiji and Australia). Their Size Range from roughly 10-12 inches and can live 15+ years. Chahoua geckos make amazing display pets, though they are not as accessible as crested or gargoyle geckos as they are more difficult to breed.
These personable geckos thrive on a gel diet like Pangea, Repashy, and Zoo Med Gecko diets. You may also offer a variety of insects like crickets and worms. Dusting your crested geckos diet with calcium and a multi-vitamin is key for proper growth. Lighting is optional with this species. Since they regularly hide naturally and seldom bask, they do not need a lot access to UVB. If you do want to offer them UVB, we recomend using a low percentage. We recommend heat sources for Chahoua geckos if your ambient temperatures are too cold.
"Arboreal" Enclosures like Exo-Terra "Tall" tanks are ideal for Chahoua Geckos. Foliage like plants and cork rounds can go a long way to help your pet Chahoua feel secure. Chahoua geckos thrive in temperatures of 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity levels of 60-70%. Though they may not use a water bowl, these animals do need regular access to water. To give your gecko access to water and to keep your humidity levels proper, we recommend spraying or misting your enclosure regularly. You may also use Coco or Eco-Earth as a substrate.
There are mainly two types of Chahoua Geckos, Pine Islands (PI or P.I.) and Mainland (Grand Terre or GT). Pine Islands usually have a larger body and a more attractive base colorization. A high quality captive bred animal can even have what is called a "white collar". Mainlands, on the other hand, are usually smaller and can be brown or red in colorization. Regardless, both are impressive animals for people who love New Caledonian geckos!