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Bibron's Gecko

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Bibron’s Gecko (Pachydactylus bibronii) is very common in South Africa, but ranges across all of the southern parts of the African continent. They tend to stay around urban areas, and are actually considered a household pest.

The Bibron’s Gecko is considered both arboreal and terrestrial, meaning they can found spending time in trees and traversing the ground. They are very territorial geckos and males are quite aggressive towards each other. Territory and dominance fights are very common, leaving specimens without all their appendages. The species as a whole are fast runners, and tend to run right into bunches of leaves or rock outcroppings to hide.

A medium sized gecko, the Bibron’s Gecko usually grows to lengths of 6 to 8 inches when adulthood is reached. Their main colour is brown with horizontally running black stripes and dots of white. The underside is usually a light brown, or sometimes even nearly white. As in most lizard species, the female Bibron’s Gecko is usually smaller in size than the male.

The female Bibron’s Gecko lays clutches of 2 eggs, usually twice per year. When the baby Bibron’s Geckos hatch, their colour patterns are more solid, and the patterns break a bit as they get older.

Check out our Bibron's Gecko Care Sheet on care tips for keeping these geckos as pets.

Look through our Bibron's Gecko Pictures for a visual as to what they look like.

Bibron's Gecko Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Division: Chordata
  - Class: Reptilia
   - Order: Squamata
    - Suborder: Sauria
     - Family: Gekkonidae
     - Subfamily: Gekkoninae
      - Genus: Pachydactylus
       - Species: Pachydactylus bibronii

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