Neon Day Gecko - Phelsuma klemmeri
Found in bamboo forests usually on medium-sized bamboo
coast of northern Madagascar
diurnal (as the name suggests)
head and neck are greenish yellow with an abdomen that is mainly turquoise. They have a flattened body that allows them to enter cracks in the bamboo.
one of the smallest of the day geckos, growing to about 3 inches
they like to live in small groups with one male for 2-3 females
around 7 years
feeds on various insects and other invertebrates as well as soft sweet fruit, pollen and nectar
Unlike most geckos, neon day geckos are not egg gluers, they lay their eggs in bamboo hollows. Eggs should hatch between 40-60 days and the young are around 1 inch long.
Status in the wild in unknown
- They prefer yellow bamboo canes because they camouflage better
- They have a fixed plate covering their eyes which they clean with their tongue
- Sexes can be easily distinguished by the orange color around the femoral pores of the males
- Adult (13 and over)$10.50
- Child (2 - 12)$7.50
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$9.50
- Active Military$9.50
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
Open Daily 10:00-5:00
Last admission at 4:30