Leopard geckos Eublepharis macularis
- Spotted with eyelids
- Tail is a fat store BUT they can do AUTOTOMY!
- From the desert areas of Iran, Pakistan and Western India
- Nocturnal! So no basking - Rely on dietary vitamin D3 supplements
- Need a shelter for the daytime
- Best heated from below
- Active forager that likes to climb
- Docile & handleable
- Territorial and males will fight to the death
- Can be kept alone
- Temp gradient 25ºC - warm spots at 29ºC
- Reported to squeak when stressed or ill!
- Sand and small stones substrates are a good substrate BUT CAN IMPACT, the only really safe one is paper – but not nice!
Feeding leopard geckos:
- No UV, rely on dietary vitamin D3
- Nutrobal dusted crickets are the staple with juveniles taking about 5 a day, adults will take 9-10 three times a week.
- Mealworms, waxworms etc even pinkies provide some variety but are high fat
- Colour varieties are becoming popular for hobbyists in a wide range of reptiles