Intro: Leopard Gecko Care
I will show you how to take care of a Leopard Gecko.
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need:
Terrarium (10+ Gallons)
Dome Light Fixtures
Bulbs (About 4)
Food (Crickets, Mealworms, etc.)
Food for Insects
Step 2: Terrarium
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
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
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
This is how you take care of your Leo Gecko so it's happy and healthy.