Geckos - Your Travel Lizard FriendsLeaves and Critters
Geckos are the little grey-brown lizards you see climbing the walls and on ceilings. There are actually many types of geckos, but the most common are House Geckos (Hemidactylus frenatus - okay, that's scientific, whatever) which range in size up to around 6 inches. They change color slightly based on temperature and surroundings, and like other lizards, they have the ability to drop their tail in self-defense.
You're actually much more likely to be startled by their loud and distinct chirp which sounds nothing like how you'd expect a tiny lizard to sound! When they're mating, they make more of a clicking chirp that goes on and on the entire time they're playing around. I have had to scold more than one set of geckos to stop waking me up with their coital chirping. What does a gecko sound like?
Not often, but I've had them be pesky - mainly while mating and will accidentally push things off the shelf while running around.
The one downside to geckos is that they poop everywhere. It's kind of a cross between bird poop and mouse poop and since they spend a lot of time on the ceiling, they drop their poop anywhere and everywhere. It's always a nice treat to wake up in the morning to a gecko poop on your clean dishes.
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