Standing's Day Gecko Care Sheet
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Day Gecko is one of the largest geckos in Madagascar.
They are diurnal (active during the day), and arboreal,
staying in the rainforest trees they call home.
||7 inches to 9
inches when full grown.
The Standing's Day Gecko is carnivorous,
but will often eat small pieces of fruit, or mashed
fruit. Their main food source is insects, and a varied
diet is recommended. Feed them a mix of crickets,
small earthworms and sometimes waxworms.
Always use a multi-vitamin supplement for on the insects.
Give your Standing's Day Gecko a shallow dish of water
as well. They will both drink and bathe using the dish.
Daily misting gives them water as well.
Lighting, Temperature & Humidity
Provide a full spectrum UVB light for about 12 or 13
hours each day. They need UVB lighting to help process
You will also need to use an incandescent
bulb or ceramic heater to provide heat for your
Standing's Day Gecko. You will need
to heat the habitat in a range. The warm spot, or basking
spot should reach 86 degrees F. The cooler end should
be about 80 degrees F. The temperature at night can
be dropped down to 74 degrees F.
You can also use a heat mat with these geckos, as they
will almost never come down to the ground.
Keep humidity levels moderate. A daily misting in the
morning should suffice.
Since the Standing's Day Gecko is arboreal,
they need a tall habitat. A good minimum size for one
gecko is about 24 inches high, 18 inches wide and 12 inches
deep. Add a few inches to each dimension for additional
geckos. Use a bark type substrate, and provide a lot of
plants and branches for climbing. They will need both
a basking spot and a hiding spot as well.