The leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) is one of the most common lizards kept as a pet as it is easy to care for with some research. This gecko is considered as a beginner pet, but still, necessitate a bit of knowledge to give them the proper care.
In the wild, they are found in the highlands of Asia, throughout Afghanistan and parts of northern India.
Yes, they live in dry and warm conditions. They are mostly found in rocky desert areas or grasslands, but contrary to a lot of people think you won’t find them in the sand.
Unlike most geckos, they possess movable eyelids, and cannot climb up smooth surfaces. The leopard gecko is a terrestrial species.
They are most active at twilight but can sometimes be found awake during the day.
In captivity, the leopard gecko can live up to 20 years in optimal conditions. they are gentle nature, rarely bite but if they do bite it is painless.
Adult females are about 7 to 8 inches in length and weigh about 50 to 70 grams, while adult males are about 8 to 11 inches in length and weigh about 60 to 80 grams.
Unlike the crested gecko, although it will never look the same as it used to, their tails will grow back. They won’t lose their tail for no reasons. The leopard gecko uses its tail as a nutrient, fat and water storage. They will drop it only if necessary and threatened.
Leopard geckos are insectivores and should be fed with insects, such as crickets and mealworms dusted in calcium and d3.
Each gecko as their own personality, but in my experience, they are so cute and love to stay warm. One of my geckos loves to cuddle. 🙂
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