Juvenile Leopard gecko - Eublepharis macularius
Leopard Gecko Want to have a cool pet that not a lot of your friends will have? Consider a Leopard Gecko. They have a very docile temperament and are easily handled. To better understand the Leopard Gecko as a pet reptile, we must first understand it’s instincts as a animal. The Leopard Gecko is from the same family of reptiles of the more scarcely found Fat-Tailed Gecko. They share many of the same characteristics of their less easily found cousin down to their cute chubby little tail which holds water for the animal in the warm heat of their natural environments. In the wild the Leopard Gecko is terrestrial and often is found in moist hiding spots. They don’t have an aggressive nature making them a great first pet reptile. These are readily available in most big box pet stores but fancy colors and captive bred animals are harder to find in big box stores. We provide an amazing selection of captive bred Leopard Geckos and we always try to have as many morphs available to pick from as possible. If you are on the hunt for a pet reptile and looking for a quality, or cool pet reptile you won’t just find anywhere, Exotic Pet Reptiles inc. is your place to check out. At Exotic Pet Reptiles we have all the products you need to help get your pet a comfy new home to set up! Enclosure Requirements: Full sized they can live independently in a 10 gallon set up, but a pair would be better suited in a 20 long or bigger. Moist Hides for the pet to hang in Night time bulbs All our pet reptiles come with our FREE grooming ( if applicable) and training for life. We want to see our friends end up with awesome set ups and awesome homes so we consider it our duty to help get their new homes ready for success! Located at 2138 Empire Blvd in Webster, NY we ship around the country and offer videos and pictures for anyone who can’t make it out to us personally.
- Hatchling to juvenile Leopard Geckos can be housed in a 10-gallon terrarium.
- Adult Leopard Geckos will need at least a 20-gallon terrarium. Do not keep males together because they are territorial.
- A Repti Shelter, Habba Hut, or Cork Bark will provide a secure hiding place to help reduce stress.
- Make sure that each gecko has a place to hide.
These guys love a big bug diet, Dubia roaches, crickets and wax worms and meal worms all being favorites for our pet Gecko lizards.
Avoid: All fruits and veggies as they are toxic many gecko breds
Size of reptile: 6.5 - 8 inches full grown
Heating and Lighting
- Daytime Terrarium Temperature: 78-85° F
- Basking Spot: 90° F
- Nighttime Temperature: 70-72°F
- It is important to create a thermal gradient in your terrarium. This can be accomplished by providing a Basking Spot Lamp and an Under Tank Heater on one side of the terrarium. By focusing the heating elements on one side of the cage, you will naturally provide the proper thermal gradient.
- Although these nocturnal animals will not generally bask, providing a basking spot will maintain proper temperatures in your terrarium.
- Any of Zoo Med’s thermometers will help you keep a close eye on terrarium temperatures.
- New studies have shown that Leopard Geckos will greatly benefit from exposure to UVB lighting.