- small to moderately large lizards belonging
- found in warm climates throughout the world
- unique among lizards in their vocalizations
- make chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos
- have no eyelids and instead have a transparent membrane which they lick to clean
- some have the ability to shoot an irritating liquid out of the end of their tails
- have specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth vertical surfaces and even cross indoor ceilings with ease.