Bavayia robusta



Robusta are medium sized sized geckos, which will be around 16 cm in total lenght.
They can show a wide range of colors, from an olive green color, to a light grey or brown and cream.

Sexing


Around 12 months of age they are easy to sex. The males show a distinct Hemipenal bulge at the tail. The females have no bulge.


Keeping


Robusta are quite easy to keep, very similar to other New Caledonian geckos.
A vivarium with a size of 50 x50 x 70 cm is fine for a trio. They don't require special lighting (since they are nocturnal) and no high temperatures.
We just keep them on room temperature (22-25 degrees centigrade daytime and 20-22 degrees centigrade at night) with a low wattage light bulb. Just make sure they have plenty places to hide and lot's of branches.
As substrate we use Jungle bark,this gives the vivarium a natural look. The humidity should be around 70%. You can reach this by misting the vivarium once or twice a day.
We use artificial plants in all our vivariums cause they are easy to clean, but you can also use real plants. Just make sure they are not poisonous.

Diet


We give them Repashy Crested MRP three times a week.
Once in a month we will mash up some fresh fruit. Every once in a while we give them crickets or roaches (Blaptica Dunia), so they will have something to hunt.