The Madagascar Giant Day Gecko, as its name indicates, is endemic to northern
Madagascar. Large for a gecko, they can grow to a foot (30
length and are active during the day.
The beaded scales are bright green on the topside and
offwhite on the underside, both often with a bluish hue, and
there are variable red spots and markings on head and body.
The female sometimes has throat pouches storing calcium for
her egg shells. An arboreal species, like most geckos they also like walls
and inside houses where they can find insects. They can walk
across glass and ceilings with ease.