Introduction: Leopard Gecko Care

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I will show you how to take care of a Leopard Gecko.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will need:
Leo Gecko
Terrarium (10+ Gallons)
Dome Light Fixtures
Bulbs (About 4)
Reptile Hide
Water Dish
Reptile Carpet
Temp/Humidity Gauge
Food (Crickets, Mealworms, etc.)
Cricket Carrier
Food for Insects
Decorations (Optional)
Calcium Dust/Supplement

Step 2: Terrarium

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Before you buy a Gecko, you need a terrarium. A good size for a Leo is 10-20 Gallons. You will need substrate. I recommend reptile carpet because its easy to clean and lasts long. You will need a hide big enough for your leo to hide in. For a water dish, a small, shallow pool will suffice. You can decorate with rocks and cacti. You will need a temp/humidity gauge to make sure the terrarium is right temperature and humidity. Temp.: 80-95 Degrees/Humidity: 20-40 Percent

Step 3: Lighting

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I use heat bulbs instead of a heating pad, so lighting is important. I recommend a Zilla Night Heat bulb (night heat/viewing), Zilla Daytime bulb (light/some heat), Zoo Med Basking Bulb (day heat), and Exo Terra UVB bulb (calcium UV rays). You should use 2-4 reptile light domes for these (porcelain base)

Step 4: Food and Nuitrition

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Giving your gecko correct food will help it grow strong. Crickets, mealworms, superworms, etc. all are good choices, but be sure to dust with calcium. You will need a cricket carrier or similar to contain them. Make sure you feed them.

Step 5: Finished

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This is how you take care of your Leo Gecko so it's happy and healthy.


pinkbubblegum (author)2014-10-05


sorry that posted when it wasn't meant to soi hi I am looking for a leopard gecko for sale any help?

haloqueen7373 (author)2014-03-18

I have geckos and don't u need calcium

SnowWolf00 (author)2014-01-26

The basking bulb provides heat for my gecko to digest the food, it keeps the temperature 85 Degrees in the hot side of her aquarium

dczymmek (author)2014-01-26

The 2 bulbs, basking and UVB are useless for leopard geckos as they are a nocturnal species and will not obtain the benefit from the use of them.

dancingnazguls (author)2014-01-25

kitchen roll works well as a base for the terrarium too, crickets can be fed vegetable chunks (I tend to chuck a few mushrooms in with mine) make sure there is a heat gradient in the terrarium so your gecko can go to the temperature they want. your gecko is gorgeous. from a fellow geckophile. also make sure the water is in the cold end of the terrarium.

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Bio: Leopard Geckos are my thing. Wolves are the best hands down.
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