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Leopard geckos are and are native to the deserts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and western India. They tolerate handling and even when provoked, rarely bite. Petco's outlines their general housing requirements. One leopard gecko can fit within a 10 to 20-gallon glass aquarium. This can be lined with alfalfa-based pellets or calcium sand, however some geckos will ingest the substrate. A layer of paper towels or a is a safer alternative.
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Leopard gecko kits for an example, they often come with basking lights, 1 hide, repti carpet or sand, and a stick on thermometer. But what a leopard gecko really need are under tank heating pad, 3 hides, tiles/paper towels, and thermostat or temperature probe that monitors the floor temperature for belly heating. , and . See the pros and cons of purchasing a leopard gecko from a local pet store.
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A leopard gecko makes an excellent pet for many reasons. These colorful creatures are small, have minimal care requirements, and can be left alone for several days if necessary. They are also quiet, don’t smell, and don’t need a lot of attention. Leopard geckos are inexpensive and easily available from pet stores and breeders. These tiny reptiles are also popular because they do not require a large amount of space. Leopard geckos come in a wide variety of colors and pattern variations too.A gecko is inexpensive and easily available from pet stores and breeders. There are a wide variety of color and pattern variations. Because it is so easy to care for, a leopard gecko is a great choice if you want a pet reptile.A leopard gecko makes an excellent pet. It is small, has minimal care requirements, and can be left alone for several days. The animal is quiet, doesn’t smell, doesn’t need attention, and a large amount of space for its home isn’t required. Leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) make for great beginner pet lizards for hobbyists of all ages. Crepuscular in nature, they are the most active during twilight around dusk and dawn. Due to their gentle and docile temperament, leopard geckos are one of the best reptile pets for handling. They are usually skittish when they are young, but they become much more docile and calm as they get older.Leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) make for great beginner pet lizards for hobbyists of all ages. Crepuscular in nature, they are the most active during twilight around dusk and dawn. Due to their gentle and docile temperament, leopard geckos are one of the best reptile pets for handling. They are usually skittish when they are young, but they become much more docile and calm as they get older.I quite enjoy having a Leopard gecko as a classroom pet. It is definitely attractive and it is compliant to gentle handling as well. It almost never bites, and the bite is not painful. (Actually, the only time I have ever been bitten is when I was handfeeding a too-small mealworm!) One warning here... be careful with the tail because they can drop it off if they feel threatened. Leopard geckos grow to about 20 cm. (8 inches) and have stocky bodies... which makes for a really nice-to-handle size! Feeding and tank maintenance are both quite easy. Every once in a while there is a spectacular skin shedding to get everyone checking the tank hourly! We were very lucky one time to get an almost full skin before the gecko ate it. All the little toes were there and even the spots showed! I bring my geckos to school one at a time, as they have not been paired for mating yet. While the basic appearance is the same, they definitely have different personalities. Spotty (female) is a snoozy food hog while Speedy (male) just loves to dig up piles of sand and even climb the rubber cactus.