How to Care for Leopard Geckos
Leopard geckos are excellent exotic pets for those who want to collect reptiles. If you’ve not participated in the pastime of collecting exotics, geckos are perhaps the ultimate way to get going. These natives of Asia don’t require a vast amount of attention, but there are some things required to make them cozy and keep them fit.
Create a Pleasant Habitat for Them
For housing, you’ll need nothing more elaborate than an aquarium. One which holds 10 gallons and includes a screen cover will be adequate. Cover up the bottom with paper towels and add a dry hide and a humid hide. A hide is the place they will ‘hide’ while they don’t feel companionable. The desired temperate environment can be provided by an under tank heater. Hold the temperature at 85 to 95 degrees F. A UV light is not required.
Take care to position stuff in the home for the reptiles to climb on that supply a variety of heights. These include branches, limbs, and level stones. This not only provides them someplace to go, but provides them a variance in climates wherein they can thrive.
Provide Them with a Location to Disappear
Leopard geckos love to have somewhere they can hide so that they feel safe and snug. Go along with them by giving them a couple of them: one arid, one sultry. A dry one can be most anything where they are able to hide, as long as it is non-hazardous. This might be a rock cave or anything comparable they are able to get into.
They should also have a humid hide. This assists them when they shed their skin. All this has to be is a small container (plastic works satisfactory) that includes a opening for them to enter. Line it with moist paper towels.
What’s for Dinner
Living bugs: That is what geckos like to eat. The commonest is metalwork and crickets. In addition they enjoy silkworms, roaches and super worms. Don’t ever offer them insects that you caught around your home. Those could possibly be dirty with bug killers, or they may have parasites.
Depending on how mature they are, supply them every day or two. Adolescent ones will eat more often than the grown-up ones. Certain things, like mealworms, can be left for them all of the time. Only leave others, like crickets, in the amount which will be eaten almost immediately.
Always leave them an available container of water. Make certain the water is kept fresh by exchanging it every single day.