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House Gecko

House Gecko

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The common house gecko is by no means a misnomer, displaying a clear preference for urban environments. These geckos display a tendency to hunt for insects in close proximity to urban lights. They have been found in bushland, but the current evidence seems to suggest they have a preference for urban environments, with their distribution being mostly defined by areas within or in close proximity to city bounds.

The common house gecko appears to prefer areas in the light which are proximal to cracks, or places to escape. Geckos without an immediate opportunity to escape potential danger display behavioral modifications to compensate for this fact, emerging later in the night and retreating earlier in the morning. Without access to the urban landscape, they appear to prefer habitat which is composed of comparatively dense forest or eucalypt woodland which is proximal to closed forest.


Care Requirements: Beginner

Temperament: Skittish

Habitat: Tropical

Temperature : 76-78F

Humidity : 60-80%

Diet: Insects

Adult cage size: 10 gallons+

Lifespan: 5-10+ years