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15 Gecko Reptiles for Pets

Updated on April 9, 2011

Cute and Cool looking Variations

Ive actually owned my Leopard Gecko for about 8 months, I am always interested in other species of lizards but am not really in a position to look after anything which requires special lighting etc. I like to browse the internet for tips and came across some good webpages and groups about geckos. Here are some different species from around the world which I thought were cute or cool looking.

Belize Banded Gecko - This looks very similar to my Leopard Gecko, its got that combination of cute looking and mean looking.
Belize Banded Gecko - This looks very similar to my Leopard Gecko, its got that combination of cute looking and mean looking.
Iskaes Day Gecko - I like the streamlined shaped ones, and find them cute, plus the black button eyes
Iskaes Day Gecko - I like the streamlined shaped ones, and find them cute, plus the black button eyes
Northern Velvet Gecko - Lovely Striped patterns, and orangey colour
Northern Velvet Gecko - Lovely Striped patterns, and orangey colour
Ornate Day Gecko - This ones a bit chubby, like the aqua spots on nose
Ornate Day Gecko - This ones a bit chubby, like the aqua spots on nose
Peacock Day Gecko - This one is cool for obvious reasons, neon colours.
Peacock Day Gecko - This one is cool for obvious reasons, neon colours.
Robert Mertons Day Gecko - This ones small head and button eyes, plus reflective skin looks cool.
Robert Mertons Day Gecko - This ones small head and button eyes, plus reflective skin looks cool.
Steindachneri's Gecko
Steindachneri's Gecko
Tokay Gecko - This one looks similar to a Bearded Dragon, with spines on back of head.
Tokay Gecko - This one looks similar to a Bearded Dragon, with spines on back of head.

 Conterary to popular belief, Geckos are particularly friendly and will rarely bite. If you handly them slowly and with respect, they are fine, remember you would be scared at first if a giant hand took hold of you and lifted you into the air. If you speak to them calmly they will learn you are their friend. Even when they do bite, it doesnt hurt becaus they dont have sharp teeth.

Yellow Throated Day Gecko - I don't know why this reminds me of one of the Battle Droids from starwars
Yellow Throated Day Gecko - I don't know why this reminds me of one of the Battle Droids from starwars
Tuscan Banded Gecko
Tuscan Banded Gecko
Knob Tailed Gecko - Beautiful Red Colours - But not dangerous, kept as pets
Knob Tailed Gecko - Beautiful Red Colours - But not dangerous, kept as pets
Knob Tailed Gecko 2
Knob Tailed Gecko 2
Helmetted Gecko - Again looks like Bearded Dragon
Helmetted Gecko - Again looks like Bearded Dragon
Malaysia Cat Gecko - I probably wouldnt keep this as a pet, don't like the tail, but cool looking
Malaysia Cat Gecko - I probably wouldnt keep this as a pet, don't like the tail, but cool looking
Western Banded Gecko
Western Banded Gecko
Boivini's Velvet Gecko
Boivini's Velvet Gecko

 As with other articles the latter photo I have ended on a smile, it looks like a friendly face. Obviously some are prettier than others. How I think of my Gecko, you can't cuddle them, but they keep you company and are interesting to watch. The way their legs stretch as they walk and climb, mine actually looks very similar to the way a dog would stretch out when she lies down. Some are even tame enough that you could have them lie on your bed next to you and they wouldnt run off. I hope this article has opened your mind to how fascinating these animals are, and understand why people have an attachment to them.

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