The Golden Gecko (Gekko ulikovskii) was
originally from Vietnam. It has spread across the world
via the exotic pet trade, but is not as common as some
other species. They thrive in the tropical rainforests
of the nation, and stay in very humid areas.
Female Golden Geckos will grow to an average
of 8.5 inches, while males will reach lengths up to
14 inches. The males have more color, being a light
brown to a bold golden-brown, while females are almost
always a medium to dark mix of green and brown.
Golden Geckos, like many other geckos, eat a
mixture of insects and fruits. The forests of Vietnam
are rich in many different types of these foods, offering
the Golden Gecko an excellent diet, but difficult to
duplicate in captivity.