Skunk Gecko (Gekko vitiates)



The Skunk Gecko is also referred to a Lined Gecko, White Lined Gecko or Sago Gecko.   These geckos are native to New Guinea, Indonesia and India.   They select their habitat in tropical climates where it is hot and humid.   These creatures are tree dwellers and live in the canopy of trees.

These geckos can vary in color from dark brown to pale tan and sometimes a greenish color. But their name comes from the two white lines that start on either side of their head and meeting at the neck to then running down the spine to the base of the tail. The tail is usually striped with broad bands of white.   These creatures have the “sticky” toes that allows them to climb up walls and other smooth surfaces. These creatures reach about 8 to 10 inches in length and have a lifespan of 6 to 10 years.

The Skunk Gecko is well known for their speed and are very skittish.   They are a mild manner creature that is rarely aggressive.   Typically, these animals prey on insects and small invertebrates at night.   During the day, they are usually hidden or resting in the trees.

Like most geckos, the Skunk Gecko has microscopic scales in the shape of hooks on the bottom of their feet. These scales grab on to microscopic imperfections found on every surface. This enables them to walk vertically or even upside down on almost any surface!



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