Geckos are lizards which are usually found in warm regions, where the most common ones can often be found within houses. Geckos often occur in sizes between 1-60cm, and are mostly nocturnal. These tiny lizards have excellent eyesights which are highly adaptable to ambient light.
Most geckos do not possess eyelids and thus do not blink: they clean their eyes using their tongues. Geckos are also equipped with “sticky” footpads on their toes which allow them to climb walls and ceilings effortlessly.
When threatened, geckos are also known to lose their tails in defence (called autotomy) in order to distract the predator.
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