Leopard Gecko Care
Hey famz! We will take a review on Leopard Gecko Care today. I know this will sound interesting and good to those who are curious to know more about this inquisitive reptiles. Many people today keep this lizards at home as pets and for various purposes, the lizards comes in different colour, so let us take a step further to give you indepth information you are here for either as a keeper of the pet, zoologist or what have you, keep your glasses in between the lines to get the best from us.
Leopard Gecko scientific Name: Eublepharis macularius
Primary habitat/home: Leopard Gecko can be found in a Rocky environment, desert and grasslands.
Lifespan Of Leopard Gecko: this creature is a wonderful animal, the live up to 27 years a free habitat but if kept at home, they can live between 6 and 10 years is well taken care of.
Sizes: there are variations in their sizes basically determine by gender, the females is usually shorter while the make is longer, the females are usually between 7 and 8 inches while the male are between 7 and 10 inches
Leopard Gecko Care
Are you preparing to get your new pet? Or you already got one and you are in need of information on how to house and care for this little creatures? Here are what you need to get.
Neat Enclosure which may include a rubber maid Terrarium or Sterlite tub. Sometimes expert advice Geckos are not meant to be kept in a large enclosure to avoid fear and other threats The Gecko may felt.
Also, reasons for compact enclosure is to enable them keep warm and avoid moving around indiscriminately, but that doesn’t mean you are to place it where feeding and moving around will be quite difficult.
If you are planning on getting more than one Leopard Gecko, there are rules we provide you should follow so as to ensure the safety and we’ll being of your pet.
First of the rule is, you should not keep same gender together in same enclosure excerpt for female Leopard gecko of similar size.
Another one is, while keeping different gender together, ensure they are of similar sizes.
Another thing you need to get while preparing for your pet is the water dish, this is to make water available for the geckos and ensure the water is chang daily with a clean water.
Also, ensure you keep eyes on the Leopard Geckos Tail occasionally to check it’s health status, the tail is where they store up their water.
Inside the enclosure or where you decide to keep it, do not use sand inside it as substrates rather you can line it with a paper, towel, tiles or any other options outside sand.
Hides: the Geckos required following hide, the cool hide Which is optional but it is important you do, the warn hide which is compulsory, and moist hide Which is necessary for shedding.
We talk about moist hide for easy shedding for the Leopard Geckos.
Here is a detailed guide in how to go about that. You may not be familiar with these terms but I will quickly do a breakdown for you to understand. Moist hides means what you do as a keeper of Leopard Geckos to make shedding of their skins easier for it, as you know that the more your geckos shedd old skins the more it becomes bigger in size. So here is a simple guide to have one in your leopard geckos enclosure.
You can make use of a small plastic container, you will try make holes around this container, but a quick one here, do not make holes on the container without ensuring the holes are smooth to avoid your pet being cut by the rough surface you make in the plastic container. You can save yourself all of these stress by getting a cave style hide in pets shops.
Also, beware of molding in your pets enclosure this can kill it faster. Ensure you get an Hygrometer to always measure the humidity of the enclosure, always keep it between 20 and 40%.
How to care for your Leopard Geckos During Shedding
These animals are subtile in their ways also, if shedding mechanism is in place just as we have advised earlier, the pet will eat up the shed after it has remove itself from it. But there are cases when the Geckos may not have complete shedding owing to high humidity or very low humidity, but when you notice this, you can pick up the Leopard gecko and dip it inside slightly warm water for like half and hour, after this, hold unto the tip of the shed then remove the stuck up shed.
Also, you need an under mat heat to keep the warmth of the pet. If you do not have one, there are lots of online store selling the heat tape. Please ensure you do not make use of heat rock in your pet enclosure this may burn the pet up.
Also while tendering for your pet, keep the enclosure temperature between 87 and 90 degree inside and make the pet enclosure outside cool.
Feeding the Leopard Geckos
We have come to important aspect of Leopard Gecko Care, except if you want to Brumate the Leopard Gecko, you need to feed it, you may wonder if you are first timer in taking care of this pet on what it will eat.
Mostly they feed in mealworms on daily basis and you may offer it crickets on weekly bases. Ensure you add little of vitamin powder on the two options. In our recommendations also, we do recommend you add supplements of either Phoenix warns which is a high source of calcium to the pet, superworms, Dubai roaches, CalciWorms and Waxworms.
Here are powder supplements you may add to it’s good as supplements, Vionate powder and Osteo form SA.
You may need to learn about Brumatiom which means hibernating Leopard Geckos for many months or days without feeding. This may occur when you have large numbers of Leopard Geckos and you want to hold some of them on to avoid poor care.
On a final note, it is fun taking are of your pet, always deploy the best practices to take care of these little creatures. If you poorly handle it, thee may be needs to visit Vetinary to take it out it frequently, but if you put in place all we have listed up there, temperature and humidity expeciallly then you may not need to worry on your pet frequently