Golden Gecko

Golden Gecko

Restless, Easily Stressed but If Properly Dealt, You Can Domesticate Them Golden geckos, known as Gekkobadenil, live in the damp tropic rainforests of Vietnam and the North Eastern region of India. The male grows to about 7 to 8 inches and the female to about 5 to 6 inches. Golden geckos dislike people handling them….

Gecko Meaning/ Symbolism

Gecko Meaning/ Symbolism

Representing Cycle of Life Including Change, Conversion Birth, Death, Rebirth and Metamorphosis The lizard is of symbolic significance to many civilizations and cultures. For instance, as per Roman mythology, there was a notion that the lizard would sleep all through winter and so symbolized death and renaissance, whereas all over the Mediterranean the lizard is…

Fun Facts about Geckos

Fun Facts about Geckos

There are several fun facts about geckos that will interest both adults and children. Here are a few of reptile’s bizarre facts that will surely kindle your imagination. Geckos are capable of climbing on leaves, trees and walls, irrespective of their surface texture or perpendicularity. In the exhibitions, we see a few of them adhering…

African Fat Tailed Geckos

African Fat Tailed Geckos

The Hemitheconyx Caudicinctus gecko often called African Fat-tailed Gecko is a nocturnal, ground dweller. The Fat-tailed geckos belong to the subfamily Eublepharinae, which includes the leopard geckos of India, Pakistan, and South Asia. This group has distinct features from others. They have movable eyelids, and vertical pupils; they are active at night, are terrestrial, and…

Flying Geckos: an Outstanding Reptile to Have As a Pet

Flying Geckos: an Outstanding Reptile to Have As a Pet

The Flying Geckos (Ptychozoon kuhli) are a rare species though an outstanding reptile to have as a pet.  They mostly inhabit Indonesia and its surrounding regions. Being arboreal, they will spend most of their time gliding from one branch to the other in tropical rainforests. Their adaptions to this environment and their extreme leaping habit…

Electric Blue Day Geckos- Beautiful Little Diurnal Geckos

Electric Blue Day Geckos- Beautiful Little Diurnal Geckos

Electric Blue Day Geckos (Lygodactylus williamsi) were a rare species to find until their recent discovery. They are beautiful little diurnal geckos and portray marked dimorphism. The Electric Blue Day geckos are similar to many other dwarf gecko species. Mostly, one will find them in eastern Tanzania. There is little information about them in the…

Chinese Cave Gecko

Chinese Cave Gecko

Comparatively Low Temperature is Imperative for Their Survival The Chinese Cave Geckos or the Chinese Leopard geckos, (scientific name Goniurosaurus Luii) grow up to approximately 10 inches with an average length of 7 to 9 inches. Their eyes are sparkling orange with vertical pupils. They have body colors varying from different shades of brown ranging…

Crested Gecko – Famous in the Pet Trade

Crested Gecko – Famous in the Pet Trade

A variety of species of Geckos native to the southern part of New Caledonia are the New Caledonian Crested Geckos or the  Eyelash Gecko, Guichenot’s(giant) Gecko or  Correlophus ciliates. This species, which many considered extinct, resurfaced in 1994. At the convention of International Trade relating species under the flora and fauna, considered endangered, among the…

Viper Geckos – One of the Smallest Species in the World

Viper Geckos – One of the Smallest Species in the World

The Viper Geckos have wide cat-like eyes and slender bodies. It has a short, thick-based tail and a tapering towards the end, which is why they also call it the carrot-tailed viper gecko. Their original habitat is the Middle East. Anatomy The viper gecko is one of the smallest species in the world. They measure…

White Lined Gecko

White Lined Gecko

White Lined Geckos-Handle Them with Care White-lined geckos called “skunk geckos” acquired their name from the white line running through the length of their back. These geckos are generally arboreal (tree-dwelling). They are fast and their skin is delicate and susceptible to quick injury; so think twice before handling them often. In the possible absence…

What do Geckos Eat?

What do Geckos Eat?

Their Favorite Meal Is Crickets Gecko lizards, belong Gekkota, an infraorder of reptiles, included in the suborder Scleroglossa,  and dwell in warm weather environments worldwide. Their size varies from just 1.6 cm (0.4 inches) to 60 cm (24 inches) and most of them are incapable of winking. Each of their eyes has a fixed lens…