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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.38    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 09/04/2004

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Grumpy_bear02

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Leopard Gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

The males will have a "V" shape of pores right before the tail. In females this "V" is absent.

Mostly Active During:

Night

Substrate and Water Needs:

I have a sauna in my tank. It is simply a tupperware bowl with a hole cut in it. There are smooth, small river rocks in the bottom. In this I put water which my gecko can not only bask but drink as well.

Lighting and UVB:

Heat lamp during the day and off at night.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperature in the tank during the day should be hot to very warm. At night when the heat lamp is turned off it should cool down signifantly. However the sand should stay warm with the heating pad.

Heating and Equipment:

A heat lamp is very important as well is a heating pad.

Caging Provided:

I started out with a 10 gal. tank, but soon there after upgraded to a 15 tall. I used a platform and a lizard ladder to use the maximum size of the tank. My gecko really seems to like the platform where he basks. He also seems to like just hanging on the ladder.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

I feed my gecko mealworms and as a treat he can eat small crickets. However, crickets should not be a major part of their diets. They can become bloated and not eat any more usually resulting in death. However, if your gecko does become bloated place them in a pool of warm water for 15 to 20 min. If the bloating does not go down in that time, consult your vet.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Maintenance:

They donít really require a lot of maintenance. Sifting the poop out of the sand, feeding, and water is about it.

Some Words on this Species:

If you decide to get a leopard gecko, I suggest getting a baby. They donít require any extra care. However if you handle them frequently when they are young, you will be their best friend forever.
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