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Cape Gecko

Afrikaans name: Gewone Dwerg-geitjie

Cape Gecko

Cape Gecko

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Lygodactylus capensis

Most of us are familiar with the Tropical House Gecko in our houses but we are not so familiar with this little chap. This is the Cape Gecko otherwise known as the Cape Dwarf Gecko.

The Cape Gecko reaches a total length of only 10 cm which is about 5 cm shorter than its house-dwelling cousin.

This gecko can be found on fallen branches, low vegetation and fences.

They mainly eat ants and termites.



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