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SoutheasternExotics.com         LEOPARD GECKO CARE SHEET                                                                                                                    

                                                                                       Eublepharis macularius   

 

The leopard gecko is a ground-dwelling lizard naturally found in arid areas of Asia and throughout Pakistan, to the northwestern parts of India. They are very easy to care for and make great pets for most children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY NEW GECKO?

A 20 GALLON TANK (10 GALLON WILL WORK TO START WITH FOR ONE ADULT GECKO OR TWO BABIES).

A METAL SCREEN TOP.

 

REPTILE CARPET OR PAPER FOR THE SUBSTRATE. AVOID CALCI SAND NO MATTER WHAT!!

 

UNDER THE TANK HEAT PAD. (WE ONLY USE ZOO MED BRAND).

 

OVER HEAD LAMP. (PUT HEAT PAD & LIGHT ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE TANK). NORMAL ORDIANARY HOUSE HOLD BULB, NON FLORESCENT (YOU DO NOT NEED A UVB BULB. LEOPARDS ARE NOCTURNAL AND DO NOT NEED SUNLIGHT).

 

A TEMPERATURE STRIP TO STICK ON THE GLASS ON THE HOT SIDE. PLACE STRIP ON BACK WALL OF TANK ABOUT 2 - 3 INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM. (We recommend Zoo Med strips.)

 

TWO HIDES, ONE FOR THE HOT SIDE AND ONE FOR THE COLD.

 

SHALLOW WATER DISH & SHALLOW MEAL WORM DISH.

 

CALCIUM POWDER TO DUST YOUR FEEDERS (WE ONLY USE REPASHY SUPER FOOD CALCIUM PLUS).

 

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY GECKO?

SET YOUR TANK UP AND PLACE GECKO IN ITS NEW HOME.

 

MAKE SURE YOUR HOT SIDE TEMPERATURE IS BETWEEN 90-95 DEGREES. YOU CAN ADJUST YOUR TEMP BY CHANGING THE WATTAGE OF THE LIGHT BULB.

 

USE CHLORINE FREE WATER FOR ITS WATER BOWL (WELL WATER OR BOTTLED WATER NON CHLORINE WATER)

 

PLACE 12-25 CALCIUM DUSTED MEAL WORMS IN IT’S DISH.

 

BE SURE AND DON’T DROP OR SQUISH YOUR GECKO.

 

DO NOT MIST YOUR GECKO!

 

DO NOT OFFER GREENS, PINKIES, WAX WORMS OR SUPER WORMS ONLY MEALWORMS, CRICKETS OR ROACHES.

 

SPECIAL NOTE FOR YOUR NEW GECKO…

WHEN YOU FIRST BRING YOUR GECKO HOME AND INTRODUCE IT TO ITS NEW ENVIRONMENT, IT MAY BE NERVOUSE AND A LITTLE AFRAID. IT MAY NOT HAVE MUCH OF AN APPETITE AND WANT TO STAY IN IT’S HIDE A LOT. THIS IS COMPLETELY NORMAL. THE NEW ENCLOSURE SMELLS DIFFERENT, SOUNDS DIFFERENT, AND LOOKS DIFFERENT. GIVE YOUR GECKO AT LEAST A WEEK TO ADJUST AND BECLOME ACCLIMATED TO ITS NEW HOME. THIS MEANS…DO NOT HANDLE IT UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO AND DON’’T TRY TO FORCE FEED IT. ALL OF OUR GECKOS THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE ARE EATING WELL AND ARE WELL ESTABLISHED. ONCE IT BECOMES ACCUSTOME TO ITS NEW HOME IT WILL NO LONGER BE NERVOUS AND UNSURE.

 

TERMS OF SALE

PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE ON THE “ABOUT” PAGE FOR TERMS OF SALE AT EXPOS & TRADE SHOWS.

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