Flying Gecko

  • Common Group: GECKOS
  • Common Name: Flying Gecko
  • Scientific Name: Ptychozoon kuhli
  • Distribution: Malayan Peninsula to Indonesia
  • Size: 6" - 8"

Natural habitat

This arboreal gecko is from the Malayan Peninsula and is native to the tropical rain forest. It is a tree dweller. When captive, adults require a 15 gallon enclosure.


Males can become territorial, separate from other males. Hyperactive and hard to hold. Provide dense foliage. This species is nocturnal (active primarily at night).

Captive environment

Use full spectrum lighting 12-14 hours per day. Provide a basking area with access to a cooler zone. Provide several climbing areas on branches, logs, & plants.


Day temperature should be gradient from 78-86 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 72-80 degrees F. Use reptile heating pads under tank for 24-hour heat.


This species requires moderate to high levels of humidity.

Water requirements

Mist the enclosure daily for moisture and high humidity. Provide a large shallow bowl for drinking and soaking. Enclosure must be well ventilated.

Nutritional requirements

This carnivore eats insects and arthropods. Always offer variety for proper nutrition. Eats variety of larger worms (earthworms, meal/wax worms). Dust food with calcium and vitamins.