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Wide-tailed felsum (Phelsuma laticauda)

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Flat-tailed felsum is common in the north of Madagascar, the islands of Nosy Be and Nosy Fali, as well as in the Seychelles. Introduced on the Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, Mayotte, as well as on the Society Islands (French Polynesia) and other small islands of the Pacific Ocean. The body length of the flat-tailed felzuma reaches 12-14 cm, and about half of the length falls on the tail. In nature, the wide-tailed felsum lives in areas with high humidity (annual rainfall is 900-1500 ml). It can be found on tree trunks, stone walls and inside buildings. He leads a daily lifestyle, spends most of his time on trees. The thumb on the paws is underdeveloped. Most often, it is found on banana trees and coconut trees. The wide-tailed felsum is extremely careful.

Flat-tailed felsum is popular as a pet.

These geckos live a daily life, feed mainly on insects and flower nectar. Their color varies depending on temperature and lighting. In captivity, broad-tailed felsum is fed three in summer, and twice a week in winter. Small insects, baby fruit puree (banana, apricot, papaya) once a week, honey, grapes, jam, fruit yogurt are offered for food. Sweet is fed once every two weeks. Wide-tailed felzumy gluttons, with abundant feeding, they are prone to obesity.

This is a very colorful look - the color varies depending on temperature and lighting: from bright green to yellowish green. Yellow spots in the form of freckles are scattered on the neck. There are two red stripes on the head, on the back there are three large red spots that reach the tail. The upper eyelid is bluish.

The female lays 2 to 5 eggs. The incubation period lasts from 40 to 45 days. Flat-tailed felsuses reach puberty at the age of 12 months.

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