The banded day gecko is rarely seen in the wild and little is known of its feeding habits in its natural environment. However, other species of day gecko are known to be omnivorous, feeding on invertebrates, nectar, pollen and fruits (6). The banded day gecko may feed on baobab nectar or invertebrates attracted to the nectar, but there are as yet no field observations to support this (5). In captivity the banded day gecko is known to feed on other geckos as well as a range of invertebrates and nectar (7) (8).
Day geckos are unusual among the gecko family because they have a diurnal lifestyle, which gives them their name (5). The banded day gecko has tiny hair-like structures on the bottom of its toes, called ‘setae,’ which aid in climbing on various surfaces. Predators of the banded day gecko include birds of prey and snakes (3).
The breeding season of the banded day gecko usually runs from November through till March. The female will lay one to two eggs every four to six weeks, but neither the male nor female will provide any parental care to the young (3). The eggs hatch after about 70 days, and the young geckos reach sexual maturity at 1 to 2 years old. In the wild, the banded day gecko may live for up to 5 years (3), while in captivity it may live for over 12 years (2).