Gekko ulikovskii, or the Golden Gecko, is native to the humid, tropical rainforests of Vietnam. Males grow to around 7", while females stay around 5" to 6". Golden geckos do not like to be handled. They are somewhat hyper and can stress easily. They can and will bite when bothered but if they are handled enough they can be tamed. As a defense mechanism the tail can detach to confuse the predator, giving the gecko time to escape. Golden geckos also have specialized toe pads that allow them to move along vertical surfaces and upside down.
Sexing and Characteristics
Males have a longer tail base, with fleshy knobs at the base of the tail. Pores appear on the insides of the legs. Females have none of these.
Insects, such as crickets and mealworms, wax worms, and fruits, such as bananas and mangos, which are rich in calcium. Golden Geckos hydrate themselves by drinking water from rainfall collecting on leaves.