Madagascar giant day gecko | Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis

Distribution area
Farthest North of Madagascar

Living space
At trees, banana shrubs, walls

Way of living
Outsider, as couples. The males are defending their territory against members of the same species

Insects, spiders, honey, blossom and fruit juice

1-2 hard-shelled eggs every 4-6 weeks, incubation period at 28°C approx. 70 days

Body size
Males 30 cm, females smaller

Maximum age
Maximum age 20 years

Live stock / Protection status
Protected by the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Did you already know that

» the Madagascar giant day gecko does not only lick his snout with his long red tongue to become clean after feeding but also the eyes?

» like most of the gecko species the day gecko is laying double-eggs? The female keep the both fresh eggs at the padding (f.e. leaves, boughs, bough branches) as long as the egg shell has hardened and the eggs stick.

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