Gekko – True geckos

Southeast Asian lizards that lay eggs in pairs instead of clutches

Members of this genus are also referred to as ‘real geckos’ or just ‘geckos’. These smooth-skinned, colorful reptiles are incredibly diversified and well-adapted animals. Day geckos are active during the day and eat insects, fruits, and nectar from flowers, but most calling geckos are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night.

True geckos shed their skin frequently, as do the majority of reptiles. Geckos often eat this dead skin once they shed it because it is nutrient-rich. The predominant hues of true geckos are typically dull greys, browns, and dirty whites. Most of the species in this genus now have stable populations and pose no significant conservation issues.