Type ornamental gecko – Gecko? Some people if you hear the word gecko is feeling amused or afraid. Gecko or also commonly called gecko (English) commonly found in houses or in trees. This large lizard commonly eats insects and small animals. The gecko is more active at night (nocturnal) and a lot of sleep over the day. A gecko that we often meet at home is a kind of house gecko, this gecko has a uniform color, usually a dull green color and nits dull orange-Nudel.

But there is a type of gecko that has a beautiful color that is often kept and used as pets, namely ornamental gecko. There are several types of gecko ornaments in the world, and some are often maintained especially in the country of Indonesia. I will discuss some types of gecko/ornamental gecko.

Types of Tokek/ornamental Gecko

White Lined Gecko
The next type of gecko is the White Lined gecko, this gecko is the tamest type of gecko compared to other types of ornamental gecko, so it tends to be safer and does not bite if it is held. This gecko is native to Nusantara (Indo-Australia). It is called white lined gecko because on this gecko, white lines are straight from tail to head (white lined). The base color is brown, black, or beige.

Central American Banded Gecko
This gecko is a type of gecko that spends his life on the ground, not in the trees or walls of the house. This gecko pattern is very beautiful, this type of Gecko love to live in a type of plastic shoe box or aquarium glass, can also be provided the breeding place with PVC or second gallon.

Giant Day Gecko
Giant Day Gecko is one of the other types of gecko than others. This Gecko is one of the active species during the day (diurnal). The Giant day gecko is an original gecko from Madagascar and includes a gecko that is located there. The color of this giant gecko is very bright gecko is usually bright green and red, it is very interesting for us to observe it. There are some unique things in this gecko, the gecko is able to grow for 30 cm, eat fruits or insects, and can live for 30 years.

Frog Eyed Gecko
This gecko is rare in Indonesia, I have not found that sells and maintains this gecko. The gecko is able to grow for 14 cm, quite normal for the size of a gecko. It is called Frog eyed because the gecko has a similar eye to the frog. Roborowski gecko (This Frog Eyed Gecko) can survive in this extreme temperature by digging into the desert where it can maintain its body temperature. If maintaining this gecko should provide enough sand in order for the gecko to dig and bury his body.

Gargoyle Gecko
Gargoyle Gecko is one of the most popular shops in Indonesia. The gecko has a spooky complexion and tends to look ‘ fierce ‘. The eyes of the gecko were also very ‘ cruel ‘. Behind the ‘ cruel ‘ the gecko was judged easy to take care of him. The gecko is about 20 cm in size. The lifespan of this gecko is long enough about 15-2 years.

Madagascar Ocelot Gecko
From the name, we can already guess where the origin of these geckoes, Yap of Madagascar. Madagascar is indeed very famous as the place of unique animals. The gecko is normally sized like other gecko-Gecko, which is about 12.7 cm. The unique of the gecko is that the habit is hiding in the underground or sand until it covers itself, the gecko is digging the ground with its big head, so often Called “Big-headed Gecko”.

White Lined Gecko
The next type of gecko is the White Lined gecko, this gecko is the tamest type of gecko compared to other types of ornamental gecko, so it tends to be safer and does not bite if it is held. This gecko is native to Nusantara (Indo-Australia). It is called white lined gecko because on this gecko, white lines are straight from tail to head (white lined). The base color is brown, black, or beige.

Gecko Leopard
Gecko Leopard is the most popular ornament gecko in Indonesia today, the hobby of this gecko usually abbreviate its name is LG. In general, the color of LG yellow with brown spots around his body. But if the adult is predominantly dominated line patterns. The gecko has an outside ear unlike another gecko, and the gecko leopard cannot stick to walls or other delicate surfaces. Many like to maintain this kind of gecko, because of its advantages. These geckoes are rated easy to maintain, easy to breed, not wild and calm, and do not need any special treatment that complicates.