Hey guys! Have I ever told you that I want a Leopard Gecko? Because I do!
Leopard Gecko’s are extremely cool. They can lick their eyes, eat bugs, and eat their own skin after it’s been shed as a good source of calcium!! (Some people might think that’s gross, but I think it’s awesome!) Newborns have to eat every day, (4-8 pieces of food), juveniles have to eat every other day, (4-8 pieces of food), and adults could be fed every 2 to 3 days (5-10 pieces of food.)
They live in the dessert so in the daytime a tank should have a basking spot that should be around 90F, and the rest of the tank should be 85F to 80F. At night it could be at 70F. An under heater should be placed under the tank (to warm the sand).
Like some lizards, this Gecko can lose its tail. It snaps it off purposely by a space in the bone of its tail. If grabbed by a predator or clumsy person it will fall off. Imagine if we could do that! One minute your parents are marching you up to your room for a weeks grounding, the next minute they’ll be screaming in the stair case with a detached arm in their hand! It can grow back, but there’s a 70% chance that it will become very sick.
Leopard Geckos like to chill in the shade. In the tank there should be a cave of some sort for it to sleep and cool off in. Another cave should have something wet in it to keep it cold and humid. (humidity helps with shedding) Since the Leopard Gecko is the only one of its species with claws, it can climb a bit. A sturdy branch or rock can be put into your tank. Its a nocturnal lizard, so 12 hours of the lamp on, and 12 hours of the lamp off.
I’m not sure why my parents wont let me have one. I’m willing to pay for the Gecko, cave, sand, water dish, and a climbing thing, if they just buy the tank. And I’m paying for all of the food until it dies. it doesn’t stink, it wont bite or claw, and the only room it’s gonna be in is my room. I’m gonna ask for it for my birth day, unless my parents will be totally awesome and let me buy it before that, and see if I have any luck.
Well I hope you like my post! Bye!
Photo credits: e_cathedra