Madagascar Giant Day Gecko

Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis

Description: They reach a total length of about 28 cm. The body color is bright green or, rarely, bluish green. A red stripe extends from the nostril to the eye. On the back there are red colored dots or bars. Adult specimens may have large sacs on their necks. These are stored calcium sacks.

Range: This day gecko is distributed in northern and northwest Madagascar.

Habitat: They can be found on different trees where it can be seen basking.

Diet:
Wild: Various insects and other invertebrates. They also like to lick soft, sweet fruit, pollen and nectar.
Zoo: Crickets, waxworms, and fruit.

Reproduction:  The breeding season is between November and May. During this period, the females lay up to 6 pairs of eggs. The young will hatch after approximately 60–65 days.