Welcome to Leopard Gecko Guidelines
My name is Ella McGinley, and I started Leopard Gecko Guidelines.com as a resource for people who are interested in learning about Leopard Geckos.
If you are considering getting a leopard gecko as a pet, or already have a leopard gecko, I am sure you will find the information here very helpful in raising a healthy, content leopard gecko.
Here on my website, you will find a number of resources to help you learn more about caring for your leopard gecko, covering details on providing a comfortable home, where to buy, how to select a healthy leopard gecko, caring for a sick gecko, the best nutrition for your pet to thrive on, breeding leopard geckos, and much more.
I have put together a free step-by-step mini-course to help you get started quickly to keeping a healthier and happier Leopard Gecko. It is designed to teach you the essential steps on feeding and nutrition, proper housing, purchasing a healthy leopard gecko and breeding a leopard gecko.
In My FREE “Mini” Course, You Will Learn:
♦ Shopping for supplies and equipment for your pet leopard gecko.
Know exactly what you need and what it is for!
♦ Ideal preparation for a leopard gecko. Four important items you should consider
when deciding if your home is ready for a leopard gecko…
♦ What are the traits of a healthy gecko? You could be facing disappointment, and costly vet bills if you end up buying an unhealthy gecko…
♦ Delectable foods for your leopard gecko. There are two common prey food that your gecko will enjoy…
♦ How to gut-load prey before feeding to your leopard gecko, and whyyou should gut-load the prey…
♦ Discover the real deal behind pre-killed prey and live prey. Know the pros and cons of each feeding method…
♦ Selecting proper tank mates. If you have more than one gecko, knowing which gender get along together is vital…
♦ Is your gecko tank hot enough? Keeping the gecko tank warm and comfy is important for the well being of your pet gecko…
♦ Simple steps on building a moist hiding box for your pet gecko. Moist boxes make leopard geckos very happy!
♦ Using the right vivarium substrate for leopard gecko tanks. Thebenefits and disadvantages of 5 of the most common substrates…
♦ Much, much more
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Leopard Gecko Information
Leopard gecko is one of the most famous gecko species in the world, mostly due to the ease at which a leopard gecko can be taken cared of. Whether you are an expert or a beginner when it comes to animal handling, you would definitely find that taking care of leopard gecko is so easy you can even have fun while doing it. If you are looking for leopard gecko information, there is no need to search further; we have it all for you.
One of the reasons why it is popular is because of its beautiful hide. It is borne with lively colors that would keep you fascinated. Furthermore, each leopard gecko is created with unique design. The following are just some of the famous color designs and combination of leopard geckos:
- Bell albino
- Tremper albino
- Rainwater albino
- Red stripes
- Line bred snow
Its various skin designs make leopard gecko fascinating in the eye of all pet lovers. And because no hide is ever the same, you can give names to your leopard geckos and identify which is which without difficulty.
Leopard Gecko Information: Origin
Leopard geckos originally came from the countries in the Southern part of Central Asia. These countries include Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. They can also be found in some parts of Iran.
Leopard Gecko Information: Physical Traits
The recently hatched leopard geckos are estimated to be 3 inches in length and 3 grams in weight. The adult gecko can reach up to 12 inches in length and an average of 65 grams in weight. One of the most interesting features of leopard geckos is that they are the only geckos who have eyelids. Those who are bred in captivity have vibrant colors, while those who live in the wild have dull and dark colors.
Leopard Gecko Information: Natural Characteristics
Leopard geckos are nocturnal by nature, which means they are asleep during the day and awake during the night. They are also what we call ectothermic, which means it absorbs heat during the day so that it can hunt at night and digest its food properly. As the gecko matures, it sheds its skin like other reptiles. However, unlike others, it eats its skin so as to erase its tracks and to gain more nutrients. Being terrestrial in nature, they prefer the ground and enjoy rocky areas.
Leopard Gecko Information: Health, Diet and Lifespan
With the right amount of care, a leopard gecko can live an average of 20 years. One of the best indicators of this gecko’s health is by checking its tail. The tail serves as its storage facility of food. If it is fat, then it is healthy. If it is thinning out, it means it is not getting the nutrition that it needs. Leopard geckos are insectivores, which means they feed on insects. However, they also eat worms and pinkys (one-day old mouse).
Leopard Gecko Information: Proper Care
Because they are bred in captivity, leopard geckos may have a hard time shedding their skin simply because the environment they are exposed to may not be humid enough for their needs. A shedding box is necessary under such circumstances.
Your leopard gecko’s cage must have a temperature gradient, which means one part of the enclosure is warm, while the opposite part is cool. This would act similarly to its natural habitat and would allow them to adjust their body temperature.
Owners must make sure they wash their hands after touching the animal as this type of animal is a common carrier of various infectious diseases.