|Leopard Geckos are among the most popular pet reptiles and are an excellent choice for beginner hobbyists. Leopard Geckos stay small, are very docile, and are relatively easy to maintain in captivity. These geckos are beautifully marked and have fascinating personalities. Over the years breeders have developed many different color morphs that have become available to hobbyists at all levels.|
- Common Name: Leopard Gecko
- Scientific Name: Eublepharis macularius
- Distribution: Pakistan, India and surrounding regions
- Size: 8-9"
- Life Span: 10-18 years
- Hatchling to juvenile Leopard
Geckos can be housed in a 10
gallon terrarium. Young Leopard
Geckos can be housed together.
- Adult Leopard Geckos will need
at least a 20 gallon terrarium.
Do not keep males together
because they are territorial.
- Zoo Med's ReptiHabitat 10
and 20 gallon terrariums
are an excellent choice for
- A Repti Shelter, Habba Hut,
or Cork Bark will provide a
secure hiding place to help
- Make sure that each gecko has
a place to hide.
- Daytime Terrarium Temperature:
- Basking Spot: 90° F
- Nighttime Temperature: 70-72°F
- It is important to create a thermal
gradient in your terrarium. This can be
accomplished by providing a Basking Spot
Lamp and an Under Tank Heater on one
side of the terrarium. By focusing the
heating elements on one side of the
cage, you will naturally provide the proper
- Although these nocturnal animals will not
generally bask, providing a basking spot
will maintain proper temperatures in
- Any of Zoo Med's thermometers will
help you keep a close eye on terrarium
- New studies have shown
that Leopard Geckos
will greatly benefit
from exposure to
- Zoo Med's
Fluorescent Lamps can
be used to illuminate
your terrarium and
create a photoperiod
(light cycle) that will
keep your animal on
natural day/night cycles.
- Leopard Geckos live in arid, sandy
places in the wild and will do well
on a variety of sand-type
substrates in captivity.
- Hatchling Leopard Geckos will
do best on Cage Carpet such
as Zoo Med's Eco Carpet
- Excavator® Burrowing Clay
Substrate will allow you to create
a naturalistic terrarium complete
with burrows and tunnels for
- ReptiSand® and ReptiFresh® are
excellent choices for housing Leopard Geckos.
- Leopard Geckos are
insectivorous and will need
to be offered a variety of
insects to stay healthy.
- Insect size = width of
- Leopard Geckos should be
fed crickets or mealworms
dusted with ReptiCalcium®
and ReptiVite™ as directed.
- Always remove uneaten
crickets after each feeding.