Wednesday, February 8

How to Care for a Leopard Gecko

Background and Nature of Leopards

Leopard geckos also called panther gecko is one of the best pets to keep, which are not difficult to care for and comes in a variety of colors.

Leopard geckos mostly live on the ground and are exceptionally known for their existent eyelids which most geckos don’t have. Geckos do not blink or move their eyelids but the leopard gecko does, this makes them exceptional and special. The leopard gecko is the largest breed of geckos.

Leopard geckos are mostly found in the desert and they like to feel warm and dry. Therefore, when setting up a tank for your pet gecko, don’t forget to add a heat source to keep it warm and make the tank conducive.

Leopard gecko does not have sticky hands like the rest of geckos which make climbing an impossible thing to do therefor the dwell on the ground.

Geckos love to eat insects like cockroach, crickets, and worms. These insects add great nutritional value to them and geckos do not need to be fed daily. You can feed them twice a week but good and stable drinking water should be provided for them to help them stay hydrated.


Precaution to Caring for Leopard Gecko

Leopards geckos care easily for without much stress. You can provide it with a tank (preferably glass tank) for you to monitor it easily and take good care of it. The tank serves as it’s home and it makes the gecko more comfortable because it is afraid of predators and shy in nature.

Geckos are shy in nature and will require a secret place of hiding in the tank and also will need a climbing place. You don’t have to worry about the gecko escaping when you provide it a climbing space because it leaves on the ground. The Exo Terra Reptile Cave is an exceptional solution to make your gecko happy and comfortable.

Always clean your gecko’s tank once a month or as often as you can to keep them healthy and free from diseases.

You can keep two or more geckos to avoid making your gecko feel lonely. It is wise to Keep a male and female gecko in the same tank and avoid keeping two or more same-sex gecko because the can get involved in a lot of fighting rather than getting along, and that might result in health issues.

A leopard gecko can also fall sick and might require the help of a veteran doctor for medical assistance. They sometimes fall ill from stress and other health issues like pneumonia and digestive tract infections. Some of the symptoms they show are:

They hardly drink or eat which results in weight loss.

Frequent hiding.

Fluid coming out of their mouths, nose, and eyes.

When they have a swollen joint.

When you notice any of these symptoms in your pet gecko, the best thing to do is seek help from an experience veterinary doctor.

Always use safety gloves or wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching your gecko because they might carry harmful or contagious diseases that can cause harm to humans.

The Possible Lifespan of A Leopard

Leopard geckos can leave to as old as 20 years or more if it is well cared for. They have a longer lifespan than other geckos and have the ability to recreate and throw off their tail when they feel attacked. At an early stage, they do not need food or insects to survive, they can survive by the shedding of their skin and moist from their tail.

Leopard geckos are beautiful and docile in nature, with little effort you can be able to manage them, they are also friendly and children can also play with them. Always remember to thoroughly wash your kid’s hands every time the play or touch the leopard gecko.