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Rated 5 out of 5 by Dragoncat All about the first six months of leopard geckos.
Before you adopt a leopard, you will need to these things first.
1. Leopard geckos live anywhere from 18 to 28 years. You will need to know if you could have one that long.
2. Leopard geckos eat live crickets, and meal worms. If you don't like live insects, you may not want to have a leopard gecko as a companion.
3. This goes for all pets , but leopard geckos make a thing once everyday. So cleaning up? If you will gag you may want a fish tank, or frogs.
Leopard gecko choosing:
Always pick the healthy, and nice leopard gecko. Now most leopard geckos are going to bite. You will have to train them out of that eventually.
A leopard gecko will need a ten gallon tank as a babe. You can cover the floor of the terrarium in a reptile carpet. Have a smaller water bowl, a hiding/climbing rock, a plant, and a little bit of bedding for the sleeping spot.
When very young you should feed leopard geckos once in the afternoon. Why at five o-clock? Leopard geckos are nocturnal, and will move around a bit during the day. (to drink and go to... well you know.)
You should feed a leopard gecko as much as they can eat in under five minutes. Don't go over 18 crickets though. A few (3-5.) live calcium dusted meal worms should be put in the bowl during the day. Not in the water bowl. A different one.
All about the other things.
All of this is for the first six months of owning a leopard gecko. Make sure that you wait 4-5 days after getting you buddy to handle him or her. (You wont know the gender until it is older, or if you are a reptile expert.) You can gently slide your hand under neath the gecko. Then use two hands softly. Carefully put the gecko on the floor in a cat/dog/escape free room. You can watch the gecko as in does a few things. At first it may be scared , and bite. It could also try to get away, or it could just stand there. It just depends on the gecko.
So have fun learning even more about leopard geckos. I hope you have enjoyed this even though it was long. (... and I hope you believe me, because right now i'm going to tell you that I have experience. Thank you now.
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by IceTiger Really Cute and Easy to Care For Worth Every Cent
I got my leopard gecko Gig three day ago and he is the cutest and sweetest thing in the world. He's five months old and loves hunting crickets. He has beautiful stripes and little blue dots. I say that these reptiles are the best starting pets for 9+. Don't think just buy one.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SphynxMommy Adorable sweet and playful!
I have two leopard geckos and we are very close to each other. They do not need any heating lights or anything, nor any uvb or uva lights. Mine don't live together, they each live in their own critter tote. I just use paper towels as their substrate, and they love to hide in either the little hideaway logs, a paper towel roll, or a paper cup with a little door cut in it. If you want a sweet little cutie I definitely recommend the leopard gecko!
April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by prairierose Great Pet
I got my gecko about two years ago I have had no problems with him easy to care for. Great beginner pet.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
April 19, 2016