Wall geckos are small lizards often found on walls. There are more than 1,000 species of gecko around the world. The scientific name of the most common species is Hemidactylus frenatus.
Geckos are fascinating creatures that contribute to ecosystem and their habitat. They are many myths about these creatures: Lets dive in a little
Wall geckos deadly?
Contrary to popular belief, geckos are harmless and pose no threat to humans. Some people believe that wall gecko eggs are poisonous and this is not true.
Wall geckos sign of evil?
They are primarily nocturnal, which means that they are active at night than during the day. Geckos have incredible eyes adapted for hunting at night, another reason why they arev mostly present at night. There keen eyesight enables them to spot tiny insects such as spiders and other small prey.
Wall geckos attracted to humans or clingy?
There is a misconception that geckos can stick to humans. This is not true. Their toe pad allow them to cling to walls and even move on vertical surfaces like ceiling. They are also cautious of any direct contact to humans.
Geckos bring good luck?
No. in some cultures, there the belief that the presence of geckos in the house brings good lick. The only benefit from gecko is that they serve as pest controllers and so that idea is a cultural myth.
Why do they leave their tails behind?
Geckos shed their tail as a defense mechanism which they regenerate over time. They are also camouflage masters. They are able to blend with their surrounding making them less visible to predators.
Wall geckos have diverse colors. Some in various shades of brown, grey, green and even translucent varieties.