As its common name suggests, the day gecko is a diurnal species that locates its prey using a combination of visual and chemical cues. Insects, spiders and other small invertebrates are its main prey, but the day gecko will supplement its diet with fruit, pollen and nectar from flowers (5). The day gecko has also been observed forming an unlikely symbiotic relationship with plant hopper insects. The gecko repeatedly nods its head at the insect until it receives a ball of honeydew, a sugar-rich substance secreted by the insect upon which the gecko feeds. This relationship is not entirely understood; however, it is possible that the insect receives protection from predators in return for its secretions (6).
Geckos have well-developed vocal cords and, consequently, are capable of producing a large variety of chirps, clicks, growls and barks, which along with visual signals are used in communication. Most gecko species produce two hard eggs, which may be laid in shallow pits, under bark or on plant or rocky surfaces (5).