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Care Sheet for Geckos

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 2.80    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/21/2005

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Geckos

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

T-man275

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Lepord gecko

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

none

Sexing and Characteristics:

The males will have two lumps just before the vent. The females do not have any lumps.

Mostly Active During:

N/A

Substrate and Water Needs:

For a substrate I prefer calcium-sand or bone aid. If you canít get those you can us washed play sand that you can buy for $2.00 at home Depot.
I use a small water dish and change the water every other day.

Lighting and UVB:

Leopards are one of the lizards that donít need UV but I use it anyway. It helps with color, digestion of food and helps with calcium. I use a 75 watt day light bulb.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperatures Iím at are 90-95 degrees F on the basking side, 80 degrees on the cool side. This is so they can thermoregulate, or cool off or get warmer. I spray the side of the cage lightly every week or so.

Heating and Equipment:

I use a 150 watt ceramic heat emitter on the basking side and a 75 watt daylight bulb on the cool side.

Caging Provided:

I currently have two leopards in a 55 gal. but that is large enough to hold around 12 geckos. Never keep two males together this can result in death. A minimum cage for two would be a 20 gal. You can keep an individual in ten gal. or larger.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Geckos are carnivores which means they eat animal matter. I feed my two adults two dozen crickets a week. Once or twice a month i feed them some meal worms for a treat.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

I dust the cricket and meal worms with vitamin supplement. I also feed the crickets or gut load them wit orange slices, apples, lettuce and more. this way your giving your geckos not just the meat but the stuff the crickets ate as well.

Maintenance:

Geckos are pretty low maintenance. You clean the poop up when they poop. They are fun to hold and if you hold them enough they can get pretty tame. Be sure to supervise young children when holding.

Some Words on this Species:

This species is great. they are fun to watch eat are are very colorful. They make great pets and are enjoyable to have.
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