Leopard Gecko Biology
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Leopard Gecko Description
Leopard geckos (Eubleharis macularius) are robust geckos with
relative large heads and have numerous tiny wartlike tubercles
on their skin. The normal or wild colour and pattern are a
grey-buff ground coloured body and tail, covered with light
yellowish blotches and dark reticulated leopard-like spots.
Juveniles have broad dark and light bands across the body and
tail and thus look surprisingly different than their parents.
Most geckos are nocturnal (night dwelling) and unlike most
lizards are capable of clicking vocalizations. Only geckos in
the subfamily Eublepharinae, like the Leopard gecko,
have movable eyelids and are sometimes called "eyelid geckos".
Leopard geckos can actually clean their eyes by licking them!
Geckos have relatively good hearing when compared to other
lizards. Hearing must be important otherwise they would not be
able to vocalize.
Leopard Gecko Classification