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    Default Uroplatus Sikorae or Chewie?

    I'm looking into another type of gecko. Right now I only have cresteds, but I really like the U. Sikorae and chewies. Which one do you prefer and why? Pros and cons? I still have a lot of research to do, and I would research a ton before I actually buy one, I just want to know which one is your favorite of the two. Thanks in advance!
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    Two others I'm wondering about are satanic leaf tailed geckos and Eurydactylodes Agricolae.
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    I prefer Chahoa to any Uroplatus.
    Uro's are fragile and picky compared to any Rhacadactylus, and the Satanics are incredibly even more especially sensitive.
    Chahouas are much more hearty, and have amazing personalities, plus they have aWESome full prehensile tails too!
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    Like said above ^^ Uros are very picky and fragile. Chahouas aren't very picky or fragile, and chahoua require similar care to crested geckos other than they prefer to have a cork hollow in their enclosure. Uros need lighting and you can't handle them. Chewies are just awesome over all
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    What do you think about E. Agricolae?
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    I have two E.Agricolae that i absolutely adore, they get the same care as my cresties and leachies and they are thriving, both have doubled in size since october. I would recommend them over leaftails and they arent as picky about calcium as the chewies. these might be a great starting point for jumping into something other than cresties.
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    I absolutely love Eurydactylodes, I find mine to be fantastic display animals, given how they try to imitate vines, you can always see them pretty well day or night hugging their finds, scooting around. They are also incredibly easy to care for, much more than uroplatus. It also doesn't hurt they are a fair bit cheaper than chewies
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    Never experienced Uroplatus, although I believe they're supposed to be very rewarding if you are able to meet their needs. Very cool looking reptiles, but not my personal taste.

    I've handled and kept a number of gecko species; chahoua and agricolae are my favorites. I generally keep my reptiles for display and breeding project purposes, but I get a lot of enjoyment from actually handling my chahoua and my agri.

    My chahoua have always been more prone to find a comfy spot and relax or fall asleep, and I prefer their slower steady movements to the random jumpiness of the cresteds. Their size is also really nice -- my oldest male is well over 60 grams now, and still looks like he could beef up more. Mine also tend to spend more time basking and hanging out rather than hiding, which will be great when I eventually get them in naturalistic terrariums. And I love the progression from hatchling to adult, with different colors developing at different times, and the overall growth that they go through.

    I only have one agricolae at the moment, but she's hilarious. She acts like a big gecko in a little geckos body, never really showing fear and more than happy to crawl out on my hand if she thinks I have food. She probably eats more than any of my other geckos when comparing food intake to body size. And if I don't have food, she nips my fingers (it doesn't hurt). Not to mention, if you think they're cool looking in pictures, wait until you see them in person.

    Plus side to both, once they're established as hatchlings they're pretty easy to take care of. Best tips I've heard from others that have worked for these: as similar as they are to cresteds, my chewies and agri do much better with a warm basking spot and tons of bugs in their diets, in addition to a MRP.
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    Thanks! So now its down to Agricolae and chewies. Though I'll still be on the look out for U. Sikorae. It's oh so hard to choose. So from what I've heard, they both have the same care as cresties, but chewies like a cork hollow. What about tank size? Is that the same? I'm guessing the tank can be smaller for Agricolae because they get smaller than cresties do? (How big and how many grams do they get?)
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    I don't have pros or cons, but I do love my chewie. He or she is very confident an always in the open. Very friendly an nice. Finally starting to show its color to. I can say it does love bugs very much.
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