For most people, finding a lizard crawling on their room’s wall is like a nightmare come true. But what if we told you that the lizard that you see in your room is the sweetest of all the other species of lizards out there.

This small little lizard that you find roaming on the walls and even on the floor, sometimes, is known as Gecko. They come in different colours, depending on their surroundings.

They are reptiles, so they rely on the sun to keep them warm. There are 1000 species of geckos that can be found all over the world, except on the Antarctica.

There are over thousands of hair-like structures on their feet which help them to stick and climb slippery and flat surfaces.

Geckos are insectivores. That means they eat bugs! They love worms, mealworms, crickets and grasshoppers.

Fun Facts

Geckos are able to produce various sounds for communication, including barks, chirps and clicks.

Most geckos can detach their tails (while getting attacked) and regrow them later. Geckos also use their tails to store fat and nutrients.

Most species of gecko don’t have eyelids, so they lick their eyes to clean them.