Leopard geckos are naturally found in South Asia ranging from India, through the desert parts of Pakistan up to parts of Afghanistan and Iran. These areas are well known for their harsh, diverse deserts ranging from typical desert areas to more savannah-type areas.
These areas consist of multiple series’ of mountains and low lying areas where the surface is covered with a wild maize of high and low sand dunes and ridges, separated by sandy plains and low barren hills. The ground consist of various soil types namely, red soils, brownish gray soils, red and yellow soils, saline soils, shallow weathered soils and soft loose soils. All these soils are predominantly coarse-textured, well-drained and calcium-bearing.
The annual rainfall of these desert areas is generally low of which the most occur from July to September. May and June are the hottest months of the year, with temperatures rising to 50 °C / 122 °F. During the winter months the temperature ranges between 5 and 10 °C / 41 and 50 °F and frost is frequent.
Desert vegetation is mostly herbaceous or stunted scrub with drought-resistant trees seen here and there.
Because wild Leopard geckos live in these harsh environments, they have adapted in various ways to survive. They will find shelter in more specific, more protected habitats. Leopard geckos prefer more rocky or scrubby areas which allow better shelter and protection.
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