Animal Stories - Leopard Gecko

Animal-World Information about: Leopard Gecko

The Leopard Gecko is hardy and easy to care for, making it one of the best starter lizards!
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Jesus Freak! - 2010-06-13
Me and my friend just got a leopard gecko from our science teacher ... Apparently she didn't know much about leopard geckos, and according to Petsmart, and all the websites I've checked, he was in pretty bad shape, but now he is in good hands! Godzilla is great and loves to eat and explore, when we wake him up! He usually sleeps through the day, either under his log, or head under rocks that we stack up so he can go under ... My mom was SO freaked when we got him, not even going in the same room as him, but he is definitely growing on her! I'm glad we got this opportunity of getting my new best friend! I <3 u Godzilla!

Meena Fech - 2010-05-16
Nubs, my brother's leopard gecko, wags its tail when it's about to eat a cricket! Can you introduce them to other species?

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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...

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.

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!