Common Name: 

None known


This species is endemic to Madagascar, where it is known from a few localities in the north and west of the island at elevations of between 40 and 199 m (D'Cruze et al. 2007). It is expected to occur widely between the known sites, an area of approximately 59,000 km².
Paroedura stumpffi male


This gecko inhabits low elevation humid and deciduous forest, in both disturbed and intact sites. It has also been found in plantations.  Paroedura stumpffi grow to a length of about 3" and maximum age is unknow.



Unlike the general care of Paroedura pictua, which are similarly terrestrial in nature as well, P. stumpffi enjoy more climbing and perching.  We offer plenty of hiding places using overturned plant saucers with notches, cork bark and fake plastic plants.  As well, climbing objects such as branches , bamboo, and again cork bark offer ample 'scouting' areas for the geckos.


P. stumpffi do best with teps in the low 80s but like many geckos enjoy a warm spot.  We keep about 20 % of the enclousre in the low 90s.  We do this with heat tape (flexwatt) but you can provide belly heat with UTH (under the tank heat strip).


Water and Humidity

While these geckos do not need extremely high humidity/damp substrate, they do prefer a misting and water dish in the enclosure.

Paroedura stumpffi female

Feeding / Nutrition

For our adults, we provide a supply of 3/4 inch crickets and a very occasional mealworm.  Feeder insects are of course dusted witha  calcium / multi-vitamin dust.


coming soon

Hatchling Care

coning soon 

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