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Leopard Gecko Care Sheet

 
Description: Leopard Geckos are one of the easier lizard to care for and have a high tolerance to diseases.
Scientific Name: Eublepharis macularius
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Average Size: 8 to 12 inches
Origin: South Asia
 

Feeding

Crickets should make up the majority of your Leopard Geckos diet with a fair amount of meal worms mixed in. A calcium supplement is needed for Leopard Geckos of all ages but particularly juveniles which are still growing. The calcium supplement will go a long way to ensure your lizard remains healthy.

A small dish of fresh water should be provided for your Leopard Gecko. They do not drink a great deal but they do occasionally like to take a sip.

 

Habitat

Humidity: During the time that your Leopard Gecko is shedding its skin it will help to mist the enclosure which should raise the humidity and aid in the process.
   
Lighting: Like most other lizards light should be provided in 12 hour cycles of light and darkness. Since Leopard Geckos are nocturnal their light should be provided during the night.
   
Physical Design: Leopard Geckos will need a place that they can hide if they are scared, this can be in the form of a hide box or of thick branches and plant cover.
   
Substrate: Do not use a substrate that is to fine or the Leopard Gecko will certainly ingest some of it. This is a dangerous occurance as it can lead to intestinal impaction.
   
Temperature: 85 degrees F is generally considered to be the optimal temperature for Leopard Geckos. At night a temperature drop of a few degrees is a good idea.
 
 
 
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