Even cooler than the Geico Gecko!

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Lygodactylus williamsi Common name: William’s Dwarf Gecko

We received five male and 12 female William’s Dwarf Geckos this week!

In the wild these blue-green arboreal dwarf geckos can only be found in Kimboza, a small tropical forest in Tanzania. They have been introduced into captivity quite recently due to deforestation of their natural habitat but these geckos are still rare to get. Captive breeding in Europe is increasing the number of Williams dwarf geckos available, but it still will take a while before they will be seen on the market more often. Exportation will probably stop in the near future to protect these little blue geckos. Adults can reach a total length of 2 to 4 inches (60-100 mm).

Dominant males have a beautiful blue color, females are a copper patina coloration with some dark green.Young or sub-dominant males also look like the females. The best way to determine sex is to check for hemipenal bulges and preanal pores. Males often will have a full black throat coloration while females have a lighter throat that is divided in lines. Both sexes have an orange and yellow underside which is as spectacular as their blue colors.

These rainforest dwellers should do well in one of our naturalistic vivariums.

Male Williams dwarf geckos are $79.99; female Williams dwarf geckos are $69.99; and a 1.2 trio is $199.99

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Rainforest Station always offers a wide variety of exotic pets, featuring the largest selection of poison dart frogs, tree frogs and terrestrial frogs you’ll find in a retail store in the Midwest. You’ll also find leopard geckos, crested geckos, gargoyle geckos, and other gecko species; bearded dragons and other lizards (currently featuring baby savannah monitors, adult blue-tongued skinks, Asian water dragons, lacertas, ameivas ), turtles and tortoises, corn snakes and ball pythons, an assortment of tarantulas, and even some amphibians with tails: tiger salamanders, spotted salamanders, Spanish (Iberia) ribbed newts, California newts, and Axolotl larvae.

If you’re into tarantulas, we have everything from beginner species, such as the Chilean Red Rose-Hair to advanced species such as the Sri Lanka Ornamental Tarantula.

If you are looking for any other species, please drop us a line and we’ll do our best to track it down. And, of course, we have more roaches, crickets, wax worms, fruit flies, and bean beetles than you can shake a stick at.

We also carry a full line of products from manufacturers such as, Exo Terra, Zoo Med, Zilla, Flukers, Tetra, as well as an indoor greenhouse with a wide variety of tropical plants to furnish your naturalistic terrariums and vivariums.

You can shop on-line or stop by and see us. We’re just a mile east of the I-96 interchange, at 6248 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546. Or, we offer free delivery of items purchased on-line to any of the shows at which we are a vendor.

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