The leopard gecko is one of the easiest lizards to care for. But it dossent mean you should just get them for the sake of it. Before you buy a leopard gecko you need to consider these things-
1. do i want a pet i can handel and play with.
2. do i want a pet to show off to my friends
3. do i want a pet to scare granny when she comes round.
4.do i want this pet so i stand out in the croud.
if you awnswer to all these quetions are yes they plaese reconsider buying a leo as they need alot of tlc and not to be pokked around by lots of people and to be wokken up while it is sleeping. as leopard geckos are nocternal.
Some things that you would have to agree with to have a leo are these-
1.will you be willing to feed you leopaed geckos live insects and pinkkies ( dead hairless baby mice)
2.will you be willing to dedicate a part of you life every day for atleast 10 years.
3.do you have the room to house the gecko?
4. can you afford to heat it?
5.have you all the equipment ie. vivi heatmat thermastate etc.
If you awnswer to all these questions are yes then you are very sultible to keep and care for a leopard gecko.
leopard geckos are a very popular lizard to keep and breed, due to this there are lots of different viraties out there.
diffrent types of leopard gecko morph!
About the Leopard Gecko
Latin name: Eublepharis Macularius.
Habitat: Afghanistan and dry, sandy areas.
Size: 8-11" for an adult.
Morphs: Leucistic, Albino, Carrot tail, High yellow, Tangerine to name a few.
Appitite: Eats on average every two days on crickets, waxworms, mealworms.
Defence: Tails drops off, bites only when really annoyed.
Temperment: Very good, hardly ever bites, juveniles are jumpy but once tamed down are fine.
Care: ** two stars as they only feeding, fresh water and cleaning every month and even handling.
Equipment: Heat mat, Light bulb, Water dish and hide box, decorations.
Avaliability: Can buy from most pet shops and reptile centres.