Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Geckos- Part One

In these posts I will be writing about several different kinds of Gecko: the Leopard Gecko, the Tokay Gecko, the Day Geckos, and several other species.

First, the Leopard Gecko. These are the most popular geckos. They are cheap and readily available and they are neither to fragile, nor too fierce to handle. They also come in many different morphs.
This "normal" Leopard Gecko lost its tail, and now has an unusually shaped one.
Cost: $10-100, depending on the morph.
Handling:  About 20 minutes per day, more is too stressful for the lizard.
Size: 8-10 inches (medium size for a Gecko.)
Tank Size: 10 gallons for one or two Geckos.

Leopard Geckos should have a heat lamp and a daytime tank temperature of 82-88 degrees fahrenheit. At night, it should be much cooler, as low as 64 degrees fahrenheit.

Leopard Geckos need  a diet of crickets and mealworms. This can get expensive, so many lizard keepers breed their own crickets.

An Albino and two Patternless Leopard Geckos
The Leopard Gecko is one of the easiest lizards to keep, and is perfect for those beginning to keep reptiles.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some really cool Geckos. I like the albino the best. Maybe I'll get one.