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Rachel - 2009-05-19
I have owned a leopard gecko now for 2 years, and I never thought I would love my little girl so much, but it was one of my best buys and I would buy another if I had the room. My children love her and we all enjoy holding her. She is a part of our family just as much as our cat.

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Sad Mom - 2009-02-10
Hello everyone...when our two daughters aged 6 and 9 asked us if we could get a lizard, I was horrifed. After researching them we got a georgeous leopard gekko and the girls named her "Liberty". We got her on Sept 1, 2001. It was one of the greatest things we've ever done for our children. What a wonderful pet! We all held her and played with her, showed her off to our guests and marveled at the way she ate and moved around. Sadly, she passed away yesterday after 71/2 wonderful years. It was very sad for all of us. She will be so missed. I would recommend anyone who loves animals and who will take the proper care with a lizard to get one. We love you Liberty!

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michael - 2009-01-31
I own a leopard gecko and I love him, it is a blast to see him hunt crickets.

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Jake Elvin - 2008-10-29
Hi, I'd firstly like to state that I'm a reptile hobbyist and have plenty of herps including leopard geckos. Now, the substrates you mention are very wrong. The best substrate is newspaper, cheap and non-digestible. The second best in Vinly tiles, they are easy to clean and again, non-digestible. Now, digestible substrates can be used but very carefully. Right, to put things straight, Calci-sand is a big 'No No' becuase it isn't digestible and attracts leos to eat the sand. Dried Kiln sand is the best, it's very finely grained and can be passed through the digestive tract, (as long as the specimen is fully grown, eight inches)

Tempertures should be achieved via heat mat attached to a thermostat at about 88f, placed on one side of the vivarium to create a heat gradient. There should be a minimum of 3 hides PER leo. One on the hot side, a humid hide and a cool hide.

A minimum of a 18" long vivarium per leo.

Males kept separatley and a male - female setup of this ratio 1-2.


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Elyria - 2008-07-22
I have three Leopard Geckos all were rescues from people who did not take the time to read nor care for their pets. When we got Diego he was living in a plastic shoe box with no heat, light or water. His tail was skinny but now he is my bruiser, he is about 9 inches and 6 to 8 oz. He was a biter when we got him but with regular interaction he is very tame now. The other two, Luther and Belladonna, I got from a young man who was overwhelmed. He had too many Leo

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Nancy Nelson - 2008-07-21
I need some help. I have a leopard Gecko and his color has faded. I really don't know if he is sick or if this is a common thing for them during the summer. I make sure his cage is always clean and that he has fresh water and food so I am not sure what I am doing wrong if anything...

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Nathan - 2008-06-19
Hi, I've got a baby gecko and don't know what type it is, and what it eats except moths. I reckon that it's 5 weeks old.

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Rotton Egg - 2008-03-25
I have 1 leopard gecko. His name is Diego and he is so cute when he eats. I recommend a leopard gecko to anyone who loves lizards, so get one. Awesome pets!

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Anonymous - 2007-09-21
My room mate in college had a leopard gecko and he was awesome. If you ever put them on the ground though, they may run away and hide. That's what his did and it hid under our dresser for hours just eating crickets that had escaped. one of the things that is really cool is how they are nocturnal. Whenever we went to sleep he would make noises trying to eat crikets. One really weird thing was his tail he would shake it before he caught the crickets, he looked like some one shaking a pop bottle to spray some one.

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Pooh Bear :) - 2007-09-06
I just got my first leopard gecko about a month ago. Before I had an anole, cute but was never tame. Already I can easily hold him and he evens eats and licks calcium powder from a spoon. It's so cute and I absolutely love him. He has the normal colors, but he lost his tail in the pet store so it's growing back different colors. It's hilarious because he licks his lips so much and he plays with his reflection. :) He's a wonderful pet, and I HIGHLY recommend them to any reptile lover.

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