Golden Gecko

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Scientific name: Gekko ulikovskii

The basics:
Golden Geckos are native to the rain forests of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Appearance / health:
Considered the largest of the Gekko species, the Golden Gecko male matures to about 7 inches while the female reaches 5-6 inches in length. The body base color is a pale tan to dark brown. A golden yellow stripe (hence the name) is seen over the whole back from the head to the tip of the tail, lighter on the head growing darker towards the tail. Older individuals may become darker in color. The throat and belly are whitish cream in color. The eyes are large with vertical slit pupils. Toe pads are have specialized adhesive suction capabilities.

Behavior / temperament:
Golden Geckos are nocturnal and rather shy. They have delicate skin; therefore, handling is discouraged.

The best enclosure for the arboreal Golden Gecko is a 20-gallon terrarium with a peat or newspaper substrate and plenty of climbing branches. Hide boxes should be provided. Live plants make the tank attractive and help with maintaining the required high humidity.

The Golden Gecko is a tropical lizard requiring high moisture; therefore, a water dish and regular misting is recommended. The enclosure should be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

Golden Geckos are best fed with crickets, waxworms, mealworms, locusts, and other insects. Multivitamin-powdered crickets provide the required nutrition.


attractive deep yellow, sweet little guy, personality


parasite treatment, bite


fairly basic setup, golden color deepens, wattage heating lamp, reptile nightviewing bulbs

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Golden Gecko

From findiviglio Nov 5 2015 12:45PM


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