Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Sex: Male & Female

Latin name: Uroplatus phantasticus

The Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko is also referred to as the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko.

Native Home: The Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko is a species of gecko indigenous to the island of Madagascar.  It is an arboreal species that relies on its natural camouflage in the northern and central tropical forests of Madagascar.

Size:  The adult size of a Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko is up to 90mm in total length, including the tail.

Diet: The Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko is a nocturnal reptile, with suitably large eyes, the leaf-tailed gecko moves about its rain forest habitat at night feeding on insects.

Reproduction: Giant Leaf-Tailed Geckos are oviparous, or egg-laying. Reproduction starts at the beginning of the rainy season when it lays clutches of two spherical eggs onto the ground under leaf litter, or in the dead leaves of plants. The eggs will be laid at intervals of approximately 30 days and take 90 to 120 days to hatch.

Lifespan:  Giant Leaf-Tailed Geckos are capable of living longer than 10 years.