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.
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.