Welcome to the African Fat Tail Haven! We are so glad that you decided to stop by today to check us out. I hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Thanks for your interest in these very cool geckos! Click on the links below to navigate through the Haven!
This web site is designed for beginner and expert gecko enthusiasts. The views and opinions expressed on this site are based on my own personal research and experiences with these animals. I am not a vet or claim to be an expert in herpetology. I am merely providing to the public the techniques that have proven to be successful for me. I hope that you enjoy this site. E-Mail me with your comments or questions.
Thanks again for stopping by! - Garrett
Indigenous to West Africa, the African Fat Tail is one of the most popular geckos in the exotic pet world. They are characterized as having a docile personality with beautiful chocolate colored bands and a fat tail. They can grow up to 8 to 10 inches long and have a life span of 20 to 25 years. With the proliferation of captive born hatchlings, new and exciting morphs have begun to emerge.
Colors like peach, khaki, green, and leucistic are highly sought after by enthusiasts and commercial breeders. As each breeding season passes, more new morphs begin to surface. Some fat tails have a beautiful white stripe that runs down their back. These are becoming more common, but are still a very popular phase.