About Geckos


Life Span: Up to 20 years

Best For: Children 10 and older

Feeding: Worms and crickets, fresh water

Housing and Exercise: Heated terrariums ranging from 75 degrees to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 29 degrees Celsius) during the day, and only slightly cooler at night. Minimal exercise, especially if there are rocks or pieces of wood under which it can hide.

Good to know: Mishandling could cause a gecko to shed its tail, which is a natural defense mechanism. Also, a gecko's a night owl, so to speak. It likes to spend the night feeding and investigating its surroundings rather than sleeping, which is reserved for daytime.