P metallica is most commonly known as the Gooty Sapphire. This is an Old World arboreal species that is endangered in its native habitat. Known for its striking blue coloration with yellow contrast on the legs. This species is from India. Currently this species of pokie can be sold across the state lines, but that will likely change soon.
The Gooty likes a dry environment with a water bowl. They are shy and will retreat to their hide when startled but can be bolty and jump as they are an arboreal species. They like temperatures between 72-80 degrees. They are fast growers and like a hollow cork tube to hide in.
Females can live between 12 yrs
Males live significantly shorter life span.
Adult Size about 6-7"
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