Leopard Gecko Care Sheet

Substrate

 

Leopard Geckos Should never be kept on any type of substrate due to the risk of  impaction. Loose substrate can be ingested over time and may result in death. We recommend Repti-Carpet, tiles cut to fit your tank, and even Paper towels.

 

Housing

 

A good rule of thumb for size of a tank is 10 gallons per gecko. Using too large of an enclosure can stress your gecko out. Three hides are recommended per setup. 1. Warm hide 2. Cool hide 3. Moist hide. 

 

Co-Habitation

 

Co-habitation is generally not recommended. However, FEMALES can be housed together. The key is to watch for aggression. It is highly likely one gecko will try to dominate the other. Never house MALES together as they WILL fight and in extreme cases result in death.

Heat

 

Leopard Geckos need "belly heat". We recommend using an under tank heater and a thermostat to dial in a temp of 90-94 degrees. Over head lights should be avoided as they can stress your gecko and heat your entire cage. Albinos are especially sensitive to light. 

 

Food

 

We primarily feed gut-loaded meal worms. Providing chicken feed or a variety of vegetables and/or fruit to your meal worms is a great way to gut load them. Super-worms and roaches are also acceptable to feed however, crickets should be avoided as they can carry parasites. Our geckos are given fresh water daily. We recommend escape proof meal worm dishes for both water and food.

 

Supplements

 

We provide a 4 to 1 mixture of Vionate and Osteo Form SA. This supplementation is highly recommended by the majority of today's biggest breeders. We provide a dish of this mixture starting after a hatchling's very first shed. This is a necessity and helps to prevent Metabolic Bone Disease. 

 

 

 

 

 

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