Madagascar Giant Day Gecko Phelsuma grandis

Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
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 cm) in length and are active during the day.
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
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.