Pet Leopard Gecko Care & Information (Eublepharis macularius)
 
 
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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

Kingdon
Animalia
Phylym
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
         
Suborder
Suaria
Family
Gekkonidae
Subfamily
Eublepharinae
Genus
Eublepharis
Species
macularius
 

Leopard Gecko Natural Habitat

Leopard geckos mainly find themselves in desert or dry savanna environments.

Leopard Gecko Natural Food

Being insectivorous, wild Leopard geckos are very adaptable and are known to eat beetles, centipedes, spiders and even scorpions.

Leopard Gecko Life Span

Although sources differ, the average wild Leopard gecko life span is estimated to be up to 20 years.

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