If you are new to keeping reptiles as pets, then the leopard gecko could be perfect for you. They are a docile breed, who are easy to tame and are not prone to biting. They grow to around ten inches long, move slowly and have been known to play with their owners from inside their tank, in a game of hide and seek.

Taking care of an exotic pet may be time consuming, but it is also very rewarding. A leopard gecko can live for up to 20 years, so be sure to take this into account before taking on the commitment.  If you can provide the right conditions for your leopard gecko to live in, they are sure to live a long and happy life in the comfort of your home.



Where do they live?

For the novice reptile keeper, a Leopard Gecko Vivarium Starter Kit will help you to create the perfect environment where they can thrive.

This great kit includes everything you will need to start creating suitable surroundings, ready to install straightaway so that you can keep your leopard gecko pets at home. The kit contains;


  • 24” Black Monkfeld Vivarium - Large glass panels let in the light and the hinged top has a secure lock to prevent escapes
  • Habistat 7w Reptile Vivarium Heat Mat - Easy to install and operate, the mat will mimic the sun's warming rays
  • Small Exo Terra Reptile Terrarium Water Dish - This has a wide sturdy base that cannot be spilled easily
  • Small Exo Terra Reptile Vivarium Hide Out Cave - Offers your leopard gecko a cool, shady place to relax in
  • Exo-Terra Dial ThermometerProvides accurate readings, with a sticky back that can be placed on a flat surface
  • Exo-Terra Desert Plant Barrel CactusA realistic replica cactus that will create a natural hiding spot
  • 2 x Reptile Sand 2.5kgHelping to control odours and absorb waste
  • Komodo Star Cactus - Helps to re-create a realistic leopard gecko habitat.

It is advised that up to three leopard geckos are kept in an enclosure at one time, as long as it is only one male. The species is used to desert living conditions, so your vivarium will need a warm and a cool side, where they can move around according to their current body temperature. They will like to have rocks and logs to hide behind where they can find shade and also a place where they can relax out of sight. A nocturnal animal, the gecko will still need twelve hours of light a day, but will see perfectly at night without it.


What do they eat?

A leopard geckos diet will consist of crickets, mealworms and the suchlike, which will need to be gut-loaded beforehand. They will not eat plants or vegetables, although some desert type plant-life will make them feel at home in their vivarium. We have a page on our website dedicated to a variety of live food for geckos and other reptiles, which is great for offering a healthy and varied diet for your new pet.

A shallow water dish is needed, which should always be kept fresh so they can keep hydrated in the desert like conditions. Leopard geckos also require a suitable amount of calcium in their diet, so a supplement is suggested for feeding to their food in the gut-loading stage.


Following these simple leopard gecko care guidelines will help to ensure that your new pet settles quickly into it's new home. For anything else that you might require to support your leopard gecko in its growth and well-being, visit our website.







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