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
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