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How To Care For Your Leopard Gecko

Rhonda Owens

Leopard geckos are great pets. They're fun and sweet, and they don't require a lot of maintenance like most other pets do. These pets can live up to 20 years, so if you're looking for a buddy to be with you for quite some time, then a leopard gecko is the right kind of pet for you. Although these pets aren't exactly high maintenance, they do require love, attention, and care. See below for some tips to help you care for your new pal.

Creating A Habitat

  1. Tank. Create a habitat for your leopard gecko that is large enough for it. Use a 10 – 20 gallon aquarium for your pet's new home.
  2. Substrate. The aquarium can have a floor made from newspaper, pea gravel, or artificial turf. You can also keep it bare if you prefer.
  3. Screen top. Be sure there is a screen at the top of the aquarium to prevent your gecko from climbing out of the habitat and becoming injured. The screen also prevents anything from getting into the cage, such as spiders, which can be harmful to your gecko.
  4. Hide. Next, you'll need to add hiding places for your gecko. You should have at least 2 places in the habitat for your gecko to hide. You can purchase small hides for your gecko at your local pet store, or use something around your home, such as an over-turned terracotta pot with a notch taken out at the rim to allow your gecko to get inside.

Feeding Your Gecko

Your gecko will feed off of live insects. You can purchase these from your local pet store. Feed your gecko meal worms or crickets. Also give your gecko calcium powder to lick when needed. Keep the feeding dishes shallow enough for your gecko to be able to feed out of. Your gecko should also have plenty of water. The water dish should be cleaned daily and filled often.

Temperature

Geckos hides should be a bit warmer than the rest of the tank, roughly between 88 and 90 degrees. The rest of the tank can be closer to 72 degrees or a bit higher. Be sure to use a thermometer to check the temperature in the tank. Use a heat lamp to help vary the temperature in the tank so your gecko has different temperature areas.

Your gecko will keep you company for a long time, but it needs proper care and attention. 


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