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Phelsuma sp.

Day Gecko

Scientific Name: Phelsuma sp.

Day Gecko

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Day Gecko Bedding


Day geckos are a fascinating group of lizards belonging to the genus Phelsuma, known for their strikingly vibrant colors and active daytime behavior. Unlike many other gecko species that are nocturnal, day geckos are diurnal and can be seen actively hunting for insects and nectar during daylight hours. Their bright green, blue, and sometimes red markings not only make them one of the most visually appealing lizard species but also serve as camouflage among the leaves and flowers of their natural habitat. Native to Madagascar and some scattered islands in the Indian Ocean, these geckos have adapted well to a variety of environments, from humid rainforests to arid coastal areas. Additionally, the adhesive pads on their toes allow them to climb smooth surfaces with ease, making them excellent climbers capable of navigating virtually any terrain in their tropical environments.

Day geckos also exhibit some unique ecological roles in their ecosystems, particularly through their diet that includes both insects and nectar, making them both predators and pollinators. This diet allows them to interact with a variety of plant and insect species, contributing to the biodiversity of their habitats. In terms of reproduction, day geckos are known for their territorial behavior, often seen defending their chosen area from intruders. They lay small clutches of eggs, typically two at a time, which are adhered to surfaces in hidden locations. These eggs are remarkably durable and resistant to various environmental conditions, ensuring the continuation of the next generation. The fascinating combination of their ecological role, vibrant appearance, and the unique adaptability of day geckos make them a subject of great interest not only for reptile enthusiasts but also for ecological studies.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by day gecko lovers, for day gecko lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect day gecko bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate day gecko bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

Not Convinced?

Common Day Gecko Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your day gecko by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your day gecko.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your day gecko.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your day gecko. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your day gecko.