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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.61    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 04/22/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Reptile girl

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Leopard gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

leopard gecko

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have small hemophogic bulges on thier ventral area and are noticable by the tiny, white, porous bumps in a v shaped line. Females are generally larger but animals may vary.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

Calcium sand because if they do not feel as though they have enough calcium in thier diet they tend to eat thier substrate and will generally develope a internal impaction problem leading to death.

Lighting and UVB:

Any light works fine, as they are nocturnal and do not need UVB rays.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Around 80-86 during the day (DO NOT EXCEED 90) and as low as 60 at night.

Heating and Equipment:

Under tank heater on the hide box area (away from the light bulb and the water dish)

Caging Provided:

20 gallon long (should not exceed this due to stress problems caused by large amounts of territory) fits up to three geckos but a 10 gallon will be fine for one though more space is recommended due to the lickness of thier natural enviroment.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Crickets, mealworms for hatchlings and young, giant mealworms for larger geckos, superworms, waxworms-very high in fat, and pinky mice for the expectant mothers.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Food must be dusted with calcium and vitamins at least once a week for adults and every day for young if not this can lead to serious limb deformations.

Maintenance:

Scoope out feces once a week and you should rarely have to clean the cage- feed once a day for young and about every three to four days for adults (6in or larger)

Some Words on this Species:

Very good for first reptile- easy to care for- very tamable
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