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Taking Care of Your Pet Leopard Gecko

Leopard geckos are excellent because they are so easy to handle. It is a great low maintenance pet, and it is one of the reasons why it is so wonderful. Let’s look at the basics of leopard gecko care.

Your Leo’s house

The best place to keep your leo is in an aquarium. Get at least 10 gallons, but your leo will always appreciate more. If you are planning to get some leos, definitely buy a larger aquarium.

Your gecko’s aquarium needs a small, cozy hiding place. During the day, leopard geckos in the wild hide in holes under the rocks to stay cool. This is also where they will make their loss.

leopard geckos
leopard geckos

Make sure you also have wood, rocks and other fun stuff to run around. You will also need heat and lighting.

Aquarium temperature

For a good Leo aquarium, you need a warm zone and a cool zone. There are many ways to do this. You can get a heating pad under the tank or a spotlight to provide warmth and light. Hot rocks are not recommended as they can burn.

The hot part should be around 90 degrees, and the cold part should be around 70. Make sure you keep a simple thermometer in the cage to monitor the temperature.

The substrate of your cage

For those who have never had pet lizards, the substrate is the stuff for the aquarium floor. You can use paper towels, newspapers, flat rocks, lawns, or tiles. You can also use sand, but sometimes geckos eat sand and have stomach problems. Their natural environment is a rocky desert, not sand dunes.

Feed your Lion

Leopard geckos love insects. And they love to wiggle, jump and try to escape! Feeding your Leo can be a lot of fun. They eat crickets and mealworms. You can throw a few more worms at them, or “pinkies” (baby mice).

You should also give them vitamins. They cannot live without their nutritional supplements. Most people buy calcium and reptile multivitamin powder from pet stores, but you can also unload the insects you give them.

Your new companion

Leopard geckos tend to be a little shy at first. Give them time to get used to it. These lizards are gentle and docile, and they make great companions. Leos can live up to 20 years! Take good care of him, and he will love you for life!

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