Phelsuma madagascariensis / Giant day gecko Madagascar.
Class: Reptilia - Reptiles.
Subclass: Lepidosauromorpha - Lepidosauriens.
Order: Squamata - Squamata (Sauro-Ophidians).
Suborder: Sauria - Lizards (Lacertilia).
Order through: Gekkota.
Family: Gekkonidae - Gekkonidés.
Subfamily: Gekkoninae - Gekkoninés.
Common name: Giant day gecko Madagascar.
Scientific Name: Phelsuma grandis madasgascariensis
Size: up to 30 cm in adulthood
Life expectancy: 7 to 10 years
Morals: tree / day
Origin: Northern Madagascar
General Description: Phelusma madagascariensis is often sought after because of its respectable size, its beauty and its docile character.
From a general bright green stained red, it has a red line extending from the nostril to the eye, these spots the most visible of its geographical region in the wild, males are generally more colorful than females and some specimens have the same patches of blue or red bars on the body more or less visible depending on the specimens.
Location: We find this curious gecko north of Madagascar and on some islands around, Phelusma habitats vary from tropical forest to human habitation.
Food: insects (crickets), nectar, ripe fruits, honey.
Maintenance: for a single individual in a terrarium 50/50/70 will be enough for a couple it will provide a 50/50/100 terrarium, terrarium is a tropical with lots of branches and plants with a relative humidity of 80 / 90%, the soil will be covered with wood chips resistant to high humidity required temperatures of 30 ° and 25 ° hot spot to cold spot would be ideal, night 24 ° is sufficient, however, careful to never get below 21 °.
Lighting will be from 14 January to October to come down to 11 from October to January.
Reproduction: oviparous, 2 eggs (3 to 5 clutches at intervals of 3 weeks-1 month)
Reproduction begins after the rest period of winter.
Females lay up to six times a year, eggs incubating approximately fifty days (the duration may vary depending on weather conditions).
Small are about 6 cm at birth.
The colors are very little different from those of adults, they are green, striped with black and carrying a red line of the nose to the ear.
Young people do not eat for two days of birth.
They are sexually mature after their first year.
So much for this great lizard.