Shelter: Under the bark of trees, under logs, and in rock crevices
Diet: Nocturnal invertebrates
Water: Not required
ReWild Benefit: Pest control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Preferred habitat of a Marbled Gecko include large shrubs and trees. During the day, marbled geckos will shelter in rockeries and under large logs. Plenty of hiding places will provide protection from cats and dogs.
Marbled Geckos will hide in the most unexpected places around the garden, including under bricks, pot plants, and rubble. A ‘gecko guard’ will provide additional shelter if your garden has young trees or ‘smooth barked’ trees. Examples of gecko guards are shown below. Install the gecko habitat on the wall, along fence lines, or on the trunk of large trees.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Marbled Geckos are nocturnal and will prey upon moths, crickets, spiders, and other nocturnal invertebrates. Marbled Geckos are no stranger to an easy meal and will frequently stay near outdoor lighting in search for moths. Plant a variety of flowering shrubs and small trees to attract an array of insects to the garden.
Providing sources of water
Not required. Geckos get most of their water from their diet.
Like most gecko species, the Marbled Geckos help control pests (including roaches) and benefit our neighbourhoods by contributing to a healthy environment for our community. If you explore your garden during the night with a torch (called spotlighting) you might see one and you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!