gecko

Arvind Sesham Period 3 5-9-16

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Habitat

Gecko's can live in many different climates, hot or cold depending on the species. A lot of them prefer a warm climate, but some of the them live in very cold climates. Gecko's can live in grasslands, jungles, brush lands and coastal areas. Gecko's need place to hide from predators so they mostly live by trees, rocks, holes.

Movement

Some gecko's are nocturnal, that means they are active at night not in the day. Gecko's can be arboreal, that means they could live in trees. Sometimes, to scare away their enemies they wag their tail up and down.
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Body Covering

A gecko has millions of tiny hairs on it's body. Each of those hairs help the gecko climb walls and trees. A gecko flicks its legs when it walks, that makes the tiny little hairs grip the surface that they are on. A gecko does not have any moisture to do this still it is sticks to the surface.
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Diet

Mostly all geckos are carnivores. They eat insects of all sizes, and they also eat small arachnids. They can catch their prey with their tail. They use their body heat to digest the prey. They only hunt prey at night.

Reproduction

Most female geckos lay eggs. The temperature which the eggs are laid in determines the sex of the gecko( male or female). The geckos reproduce asexually.
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Adaptation

Geckos have a special ability to adapt. They can make themselves change color, and,appearance. They can release toxins to scare away enemies. Geckos can also cut off their tails and escape the enemy. The tail regrows after it has been cut off.

Other Info

  • Samples gecko is 2 cm
  • Longest gecko is 60cm
  • A gecko's weight when mature is about 70 grams.
  • Some geckos could live up to 20 years.
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