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Giant Day Gecko

Phelsuma grandis

Range

  • Madagascar

Habitat

  • Forests

Diet

  • Insects
  • Fruit
  • Small lizards
  • Small mammals

Being diurnal (active during the day), these geckos use sight as the primary source for gathering information about their surroundings.

Like most geckos, they do not have eyelids and instead have a clear covering over their eyes which they occasionally clean with their tongues. Geckos are the only type of lizard to use various vocal calls for communication. They can make multiple different sounds including clicks, hisses, squeaks, barks, and croaks.

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