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    Are there any species of Diurnal Gecko's that make good pets out there? All I can really find is the Madagascar Day Gecko and similar geckos. I personally love my crested and couldn't be happier but my GF wants something that is more active during the day and doesn't mind being handled. So I thought of looking into something like that. (I'm also getting more cresties at some point )

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    I can't immediately think of tameable, diurnal geckoes, but there may be something out there.
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    There are day geckos that you can tame down. I think one of them is P. standingi. My suggestion is getting a young juvie. 3-5m old and working with it.
    P.Mad. Grandis is not a good one for holding. They have very sensitive skin and are very jumpy. I hardly ever hold mine. Only when I'm cleaning the cage and now thats very rare now that she is in a planted tank.
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    All day geckos are pretty much not handleable at all. It only causes them stress, and in some cases, injury.
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    E. agricolae are nocturnal but still often active and visible in the day. They are much more handleable than Phelsuma.

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    Have you considered a bearded dragon? They aren't geckos but they don't get huge like other lizards. Many of them are big teddy bears and enjoy being handled. Although some are pure evil.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, bearded dragons still have the "Ick Factor" for my GF though. If I could, I would have a whole mess of reptiles, but I gotta stick with the cuties.

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