Pet Leopard Gecko Care & Information (Eublepharis macularius)
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Leopard Gecko Facts

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Leopard Gecko Common Names(s):

Leopard Gecko. "Blizzard Lizard" is also used by hobbyists for certain colour morphs.

Leopard Gecko Scientific Name: Eublepharis macularius
Leopard Gecko Description:

Leopard geckos are robust geckos with relative large heads, a thick, fat-filled tail and small short legs. The belly is white while the natural upper part is pale yellow to brown with black leopard-like spots. Babies have broad black and white bands instead of spots. The skin is soft and velvety and contains numerous scattered tiny wartlike tubercles to give it an overall roughened appearance.

Leopard Gecko
Birth Size:
85 mm / 3.3 "
Leopard Gecko
Mature Size:
16 - 20 cm / 6 - 8 " (max. 25 cm / 10 ")
Pet Leopard Gecko Colour Morphs:

Albino, Banana Blizzard, Blizzard, Ghost, High Yellow, Hyper Xanthic, Jungle, Leucistic, Normal or Wild, Patternless, Red-stripe, Snow, Super Hypo Carrot Tail, Super Hypo Tangerine, Tremper Albino & many more.

Pet Leopard Gecko Pattern Morphs:  
Leopard Gecko Temperature: 25 - 32 ºC / 77 - 90 ºF during the day with a natural drop to room temperature in the evening.
Brumation (hibernation): Yes
Danger To Man: None
Leopard Gecko
Life Span:
25 to 30 years (max.)
Leopard Gecko Housing:

One or two Leopard geckos can be housed together in an 13 ℓ / 3.5 gal (US) ADDIS™ (35 x 25 x 15 cm / 14 x 10 x 5.5 ") container with the correct setup. A 10 gal / 30 -50 ℓ tank / aquarium, a reptile cabinet, a reptile plastic cage, "Pal pens™ " or "Desert dens™ " can also be used to house a few geckos. The floor space should increase with at least 25% for every gecko added after that.

Leopard Gecko Food:

Crickets, mealworms, waxworms, silkworms, Phoenix worms, Trevo worms, pinkies (nestling mice), Dubia roaches & other feeder cockroaches.

Leopard Gecko Lighting: No or normal visible light. No ultraviolet lighting is required.
Leopard Gecko Photoperiod:

All lights should be on for about fourteen hours per day. Commercially available Leopard gecko electric timers can be used to automate the light cycle.

Leopard Gecko

Calcium / vitamin D3 combination & a suitable reptile mineral / vitamin combination. A small container with powdered calcium / vitamin D3 combination should be supplied ad lib.

Leopard Gecko Temperament: Docile
Normal Leopard Gecko Behavior: Defaecatorial behavior, skin eating behavior, eating behavior, breeding behavior, tongue flicking behavior.

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