Robert Mertens's day gecko (Phelsuma robertmertensi) is diurnal species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. They are named after the German Herpetologist Robert Mertens. The species is endemic to the Comros, and in the wild are often found on banana trees or in abandoned vanilla orchid plantations. They need high humidity and a well planted enclosure in order to thrive. They feed on small insects and sometimes lick sweet fruits, pollen & nectar.
These lizards are one of the smallest of its genus, P. robertmertensi can reach a total length (including tail) of about 11 centimetres (4.3 in).
They are a striking colour, with the main body being blue or green with flecks, an orange dorsal and the flanks being orange or brown.
These lizards are small & fast, therefore are not suitable for handling.
|LATIN NAME||Phelsuma robertmertensi|
|ADULT SIZE||11cm (4.3in)|
|DIET||Insects, occasional soft fruit|
|TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS||26-28C ambient 36-38C basking|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||30x30x60cm|
Robert Merten's Day Gecko
- Brand: Global Geckos
- Product Code: GLPRMDG21
- Availability: Ring to Enquire
- Ex Tax: £100.00
Ring to Enquire