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Striped Madagascar Gecko Care Sheet

Scientific Name: Phelsuma lineata

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Statistics

Estimated Size: 5" - 6"
Natural Location: Madagascar
 
Captive Care Information
 

Food & Water

The Striped Madagascar Gecko is omnivorous, meaning they eat both meat and plant matter. Their main diet should consist of a wide variety of insects, including crickets, spiders, flies, silkworms and butterworms. Also feed them small pieces of fruit, or fruit baby food. They will get their water from dew that has collected on leaves in their habitat. Make sure to spray water once a day.

Lighting, Temperature & Humidity

Keep the average temperature during the day around 83 degrees F. At night, the temperature can drop to as low as 65 degrees F, but should be kept at an average temperature of 69 degrees F. Humidity should be kept at 70% at all times.

Housing

For a single Striped Madagascar Gecko, a terrarium about 12" x 12" x 16" should suffice. The 16" should be the height. No matter what the size of the habitat, make sure it is higher than it is long or deep. Provide various items for climbing and hiding, and real plants.
 
 
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