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Taking Care of one's Pet Leopard Gecko
Leopard geckos are good since they're so uncomplicated to manage. This is an excellent low
maintenance pet, and that's one cause they may be so wonderful. Let's look at the fundamentals of
leopard gecko care. Get much more information about leopard gecko temperature
Your Leo's Home
The most effective location to maintain your leo is in an aquarium. Get at the least 10 gallons, but your
leo will usually appreciate extra. Should you plan to have a couple of leos, surely get a larger aquarium.
Your gecko's aquarium desires a cozy tiny hiding location. Through the daytime, leopard geckos within
the wild hide in holes under rocks to stay cool. It is also exactly where they'll do their shedding.
Be sure to also have some wood, rocks and also other entertaining stuff to run around on. You are going
to have to have heat and lighting too.
To get a great leo aquarium, you will need one area which is hot and one area that is definitely cool.
There are several techniques to achieve this. You can get an undertank heating pad, or even a spotlight
to provide warmth and light. Hot rocks are certainly not encouraged, since they will burn.
The hot portion must be about 90 degrees, and also the cool portion really should be about 70. Be sure
to hold a uncomplicated thermometer within the cage to monitor temperature.
Your Cage's Substrate
For those who've never had pet lizards, substrate will be the stuff for the aquarium floor. You'll be able
to use paper towels, newspaper, flat rocks, turf or tiles. You may also use sand, but in some cases geckos
consume the sand and have stomach problems. Their all-natural environment is rocky desert, not sand
Feeding Your Leo
Leopard geckos like bugs. And they like them wiggling, jumping and trying to get away! Feeding your leo
might be numerous enjoyable. They eat crickets and mealworms. You'll be able to toss them some other
worms for any treat, or "pinkies" (child mice).
You also need to feed them vitamins. They can not live without the need of their nutrient supplements.
Most folks acquire calcium and reptile multivitamin powder from the pet shop, but you can also gut-load
the bugs you feed them.
Your New Companion
Leopard geckos are likely to be a little bit shy initially. Give them time for you to get used to you. These
lizards are gentle and docile, and they make wonderful companions. Leos can live up to 20 years! Take
very good care of him, and he'll love you for life!