Madagascar giant day gecko | Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Farthest North of Madagascar
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
Males 30 cm, females smaller
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.