The Marbled Gecko (Christinus mamoratus)
is a master climber, due to the lamanae on their toes.
Their tan-grey color mixed with white and black spots
give them their marbled appearance. Although rarer than
the Leopard Gecko, they are still a popular choice as
a pet lizard.
What should I feed my Marbled Gecko?
Feed your Marbled Gecko a steady diet of small
feeder insects including crickets,
Pinkie mice can be offered when they are adults, if
large enough. They may also eat small squashed fruit,
like baby food. Supply a shallow dish of water at all
times. Make sure to clean and change the water daily.
What type of enclosure does my Marbled
For one Marbled Gecko, a 20 gallon aquarium
will be sufficient. Bigger is always better though.
Use a peat moss type substrate (which can be digested),
reptile carpet, or newspaper. The two latter options
are easiest to clean. The Marbled Gecko will climb,
so provide lots of branches to do so, and places to
What about lights, temperature
The daytime temperature for a Marbled Gecko
should be kept around 80 degrees F, and should be kept
on a 12 hour cycle. Provide a basking spot at one end
of the habitat reaching 93 degrees F. Do not let the
temperature drop below 70 degrees F at night. Full spectrum
lighting is not needed, as the Marbled Gecko
is nocturnal. Keep the humidity in the enclosure around
More about the Marbled Gecko
Learn a bit more about the Marbled
Gecko natural habitat, appearance and characteristics.
Check out our Marbled
Gecko Pictures to find out what these small
geckos look like.