The Rough Knob Tailed Gecko (Nephrurus cinctus) is a small species of terrestrial gecko native to arid regions in Australia. Previously classified as a subspecies of Nephrurus wheeleri they are now classed as their own species. There are several different species of knob tailed that all share the same small ‘ball or knobble’ on the tip of their tail for which the purpose isn’t clearly understood although it may act as a lure or distraction as they will often wiggle it rapidly when hunting. They are purely insectivorous by nature and will thrive on a diet of small crickets, dubia cockroaches and locusts.

Like many of the Australian gecko species they have always been rare and expensive but thanks to continued efforts by specialist gecko breeders they are growing in popularity. Rough Knob Tailed Geckos are now one of the most readily available species in the genus. They are a small, charming species that is full of character and able to vocalise both a ‘chirp’ and a ‘growl’ if startled but are not known for being aggressive and can be handled.

They make great pets and are certainly a less unusual choice for those that are looking for something more unusual but just as easy to keep as the more popular species like leopard geckos and Fat tailed geckos. Like virtually all the animals we sell, these were bred here in store.

Animal Information
COLOUR MORPH N/A
LATIN NAME Nephrurus cinctus
DOB: CB2023 / 2024
SEX Unsexed
ADULT SIZE 4-5in (11-13cm)
DIET Insects
TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS 27-30C (hotspot of 32C)
ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE 24 x 18 x 18in (60 x 45 x 45cm)
LIFE-SPAN 10+ Years

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Rough Knob Tailed Gecko CB23 / 24

  • Brand: Global Geckos
  • Product Code: GLNC24
  • Availability: Ring to Enquire
  • £200.00

  • Ex Tax: £166.67

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