Latin Name: Paroedura picta
Male giant ground geckos grow to be 8 to 9 inches (20cm) with females being slightly smaller at an average of 5inches (13cm). They have a life span of up to 10 years. Giant ground geckos are carnivorous and will insects such a crickets, locust and small cockroaches and require a small water bowl at the cool end so not to evaporate to quickly. Their temperament and size makes them great for novice reptiles keepers but do not like to be handled often as this may cause stress. These geckos, like many others, will drop their tail if they are frighten, stressed or handled roughly. They require a hot spot of around 90 Fahrenheit (32 Celsius).
Available from the Farnborough store – 01252 371111