Leopard Gecko

Leopard Gecko Pet Profile

Size ca. 10 in (25 cm)
Lifespan 15-20 years
Active During dusk, at night
Food Insects and larvae
How to keep them In a terrarium
Number of animals At least two females

Overview

The leopard gecko is one of the most popular exotic pets, along with the bearded dragon. These little lizards can come in a range of different colors and markings. They’re easy to keep as long as you stick to a few ground rules. Leopard geckos shouldn’t be kept alone. It’s best to start off with two females (males often fight).

Please note: leopard geckos are not cuddly pets. They don’t like being picked up or carried. These animals are, however, great to watch.

How to Keep Them

Terrarium: at least 24x18x12 in (60x45x30 cm) cm per animal (W x H x D)

Feeding time might not be for everyone, as the leopard gecko needs live prey in the form of insects and larvae.

Leopard Gecko Leopard Gecko - Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock

Leopard Gecko Leopard Gecko - Photo: Natalia Fadosova/Shutterstock

Leopard Gecko Leopard Gecko - Photo: Natalia Fadosova/Shutterstock

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