A PAIR of tiny lizards, which were born at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks earlier this month, are being fed on a diet of bugs and baby food.
The two Madagascan giant day geckos hatched out of eggs that were laid by the female back in September.
The babies, which currently measure about six centimetres in length, will take up to a year to reach maturity and will eventually measure more than 30 cms long.
Blue Planet Aquarium’s Adam Mitchell said: “We found the eggs glued together in a piece of bamboo and carefully removed them from the display to protect them from possible predation.
“They were then placed in a special incubator in our quarantine area and hatched out earlier this month.
“This is only the second time this particular species has bred here at the aquarium and a first for this female so everyone is absolutely delighted.
“Although they are both still tiny, the babies are doing extremely well. They have a great appetite and are loving the baby food and growing quickly.”
As their name suggests they are one of the largest surviving types of gecko in the world.