Leopard Geckos ~
  • echosmilesechosmiles January 2010
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    [bc44337db1e]LEOPARD GECKO[/bc44337db1e][/colorc44337db1e][/uc44337db1e][/sizec44337db1e]

    The leopard gecko, (Eublepharis macularius), is one of the most commonly kept lizards today. These hardy saurians come in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes. They are a great species for an indoor home pet. Unlike other geckos, Leopard Gecko DOES NOT stick on walls, does not sprint off like lightning when we approach them, they are not aggressive by nature, they have EYE-LIDS which makes them very cool looking and they do have that irresistible smiling look on their faces. Below are some basic information about Leopard Gecko and Link for you to do some intensive further research if you need.

    [bc44337db1e]Size[/bc44337db1e]
    Leopard Gecko are hatched at around 3-4 inches long and on average as an adult they would measure around 8-10 inches.

    [bc44337db1e]Life Span[/bc44337db1e]
    Leopard Gecko can live up to 25 years and some has recorded longer in captivity.

    [bc44337db1e]Housing[/bc44337db1e]
    Leopard Geckos are really easy to care for. Unlike other reptiles Leopard Gecko does not necessary need a very large space to live. They would thrive very well in a 10 gallon tank. The setup is relatively simple.

    1. Water Bowl
    2. Dish Bowl
    3. Calcium Dish Bowl
    4. Hide Box
    5. Moist Box

    Example of a setup
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    [ic44337db1e]*Image courtesy from TGS.[/ic44337db1e]


    [bc44337db1e]Diet[/bc44337db1e]
    We commonly feed our Leopard Geckos with either MEALWORMS, CRICKETS or SUPERWORMS. It is advisable to gutload your feeder insects before feeding it to your Leopard Gecko. These insects are also dusted with calcium powder + D3 and multi-vitamin between the interval of 2-3 days. It is essential to provide them with Calcium, Vitamin D3, Multi-vitamins in order to keep them at their healthiest form.

    [bc44337db1e]Lighting & Temperature[/bc44337db1e]
    We are blessed here in Malaysia that we are not a cold country, on the other note, Leopard Geckos DO NOT need any form of heating source. Unlike other reptiles, they do need their warm basking spot. Reason to this, other reptiles depend on heat to digest their food. Leopard Gecko do not need those heating lamps or any form of heater (unless they are it a fully air conditioned environment most of the time).

    Leopard Geckos are nocturnal creatures. They are slightly more active during the night compared to the day.

    [bc44337db1e]Handling and Temperament[/bc44337db1e]
    Leopard Geckos are easy to handle, most of them would just lay on the palm of your hands when u hold them, a small bunch of them will wiggle for an escape. But given time, most of the Leopard Geckos will get use to our way of handling. Listening from the many experience and adventure of Leopard Gecko owners, these amazing lizards has been giving us an endless share of fun watching them grow into their personality.

    [uc44337db1e][bc44337db1e]MORPHS & GENETICS[/bc44337db1e][/uc44337db1e]

    Here is the unique part about Leopard Geckos. They comes in a variety of morphs (meaning coloration, patterns, designs and sizes). How the morphs are determined are based from the genetics that was used to make it. Below are some of the interesting morphs around that you could find today within our Malaysian community.

    RAPTOR - Ruby Eye Patternless Tremper ORange
    [imgc44337db1e]http//www.vmsherp.com/images/Leopards/RaptorHS.JPG[/imgc44337db1e]

    ENIGMA
    [imgc44337db1e]http//www.acreptiles.com/leopards/Enigmas/Enigma_8-30-07b.jpg[/imgc44337db1e]

    SNOW
    [imgc44337db1e]http//www.acreptiles.com/leopards/MS_Projects/MS_NiceFemale.jpg[/imgc44337db1e]

    TANGERINE
    [imgc44337db1e]http//www.acreptiles.com/leopards/Slate/TLCxSG_FemaleHoldback.jpg[/imgc44337db1e]

    SUNGLOW
    [imgc44337db1e]http//www.geckosrus.com/images/URBAN-SUNGLOW.jpg[/imgc44337db1e]

    and much much more .......

    You could always visit here --- >[bc44337db1e]Leopard Gecko Wiki[/bc44337db1e][/colorc44337db1e] to know more about Leopard Geckos and their many morphs.

    And if you would love to purchase a leopard gecko... you could get from the few breeders around.

    You could also drop in and ask any of us for information and we will be more than happy to guide you through becoming well informed about Leopard Geckos.

    The morphs and possibilities are endless...do join us to know more about this wonderful amazing specimen for a pet.....Cheers*

    Have a nice day