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Leopard Gecko

Leopard Gecko Pet Profile

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

Leopard Gecko Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock

Leopard Gecko Characteristics

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 24 x 18 x 12 inches (60 x 45 x 30 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 Photo: Natalia Fadosova/Shutterstock

Leopard Gecko Photo: Natalia Fadosova/Shutterstock

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