We can only ship geckos to US addresses, but we have successfully worked with a number of US-based export brokers over the years. While we are happy to ship to the export broker of your choice, these are some things you should know up front:
- We do not get involved with the export process in any capacity.
We can only ship to US addresses. For international customers, we ship to a US-based exporter of your choice and then you would work with them to arrange interim care for the geckos, shipping, etc. We can recommend an exporter familiar with shipping reptiles to your country, if needed.
- We are unable to hold animals for extended periods of time for export.
Wholesale prices are set with the expectation those geckos will be shipping ASAP. Any wholesale order intended for export will need to be shipped to your exporter within 15 business days (3 weeks). We do not stockpile geckos for large shipments. AFTER HOLDING THEM FOR 10 BUSINESS DAYS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL GECKOS WILL HAVE TAILS.
- We guarantee geckos will be delivered 100% healthy to your exporter.
No further health guarantees can be made once they're in someone else's possession. Once your geckos are in the care of your exporter, it is your responsibility to ensure those animals are given the appropriate food/water/housing. We ship 3 geckos per deli cup in wholesale orders, so we highly recommend the geckos be removed from their cups and given proper housing/food before being cupped again for export shipment. Short term, they can safely be housed 20+ hatchlings per 58 quart storage tote.
BEFORE YOU ORDER PLEASE READ
All sales are final. Please only order once you've made arrangements with a competent reptile exporter and have acquired any requisite permits and/or licenses that may be required in your country.
Recommended Reptile Exporters
This is an actual import/export business that specializes in shipping reptiles. They are based in Canada, but pick up US-based shipments in the US and export them from there.
Japan, South Korea
Steve Sykes at Geckos, Etc. does a lot of business in Asia and has been of help on numerous occasions. I'm not sure if they offer export services to everyone, but if you're in Asia, Steve would be a good person to check with.
Hong Kong & Other Parts of Asia
Chun Ku at Dynasty Reptiles has been exporting for years and has experience with big numbers. Chun has helped us get animals to customers in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia on occasion with great success.
Europe - Hamm Show
Dutch Dragon Import
For many years (as long as I can remember) we have sent geckos to every Hamm Show. We would ship to our friends at Reptile Industries, Florida, USA and they would export the animals from the US to the Hamm show, where Dutch Dragon Import would import and distribute the animals at the show.
As you're likely aware, the Hamm (Germany) reptile show has been indefinitely canceled due to the COVID pandemic, so we are currently not accepting orders for delivery at Hamm. DDI may still offer import services and delivery to customers in Europe, but you would need to check with them for pricing and logistics information.
FAQ about Distributor Quantities (200+)
A NOTE TO MASS IMPORTERS & EXPORT BROKERS
*** Distributor Quantities Currently Not Available For International Customers ***
If I buy ALL of your geckos, what's the price?
The lowest current price will be listed in the quantity discounts on the "product" page. We do not offer deeper discounts than what's shown on the website. Supply is too limited for the demand.
Why won't you negotiate on price?
While I do understand intense negotiations and deep discounts are part of business culture in some parts of the world, that's not how I conduct my wholesale business. I have no desire to charge some customers more than I charge others, and I don't have time to negotiate on every wholesale order. Wholesale prices are carefully set, with many factors being considered, including current market conditions. If our price is too high, we will notice very quickly, when geckos go unsold.
ATTENTION OTHER BREEDERS: DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR!
If someone tells you I offered them crested geckos for a really low price, you can safely assume they are lying in order to get a better price from you, or they're just putting it out there to help run the price down. I caught a big buyer from Hong Kong, in particular, doing this in recent years and have taken steps to warn other breeders about them. As of 2022, this is a seller's market. If you're having trouble unloading your geckos at fair market price, let me know - I can probably put you in touch with a buyer.
Do you have 300+ hatchlings available?
No. The number shown on the website is what we currently have available. We will not be taking on any new distributor clients until 2023-2024, at the earliest.
If I place a deposit for hundreds of geckos, can you wait and ship when you have them available?
No. Doing such would defeat the purpose of selling them at wholesale prices. We don't have the warehouse space to stockpile weeks or months worth of geckos, so I very much prefer to sell/ship smaller numbers of geckos as they become available.
NOTE: It's imperative that your exporter takes proper care of wholesale hatchling geckos while in transit.
Make sure that your exporter understands that they will need to set the geckos up and at least water them while in transit. They probably won't eat, nor do they need to, but fresh water and a dry cage are important. We ship on damp paper towels, in order to ensure they don't dehydrate in transit (if they get hot, etc.).