Are there any pet stores for leopard geckos?
There are no more stores in this area. Leopard Geckos are hardy and docile geckos making them a great first pet reptile. As they do not require large amounts of space or expensive lighting, the Leopard Geckos have become increasingly popular pets over the years. A variety of color patterns have emerged over the years due to selective breeding.
What to do with a baby leopard gecko?
Although baby Leopard Geckos may be skittish at first, they are easily tamed. As with other geckos, they do best with a warm hiding area, and a cooler hiding area. – Leopard geckos get their name from the leopard-like spots that cover their backs. Many geckos lack eyelids, but not leopard geckos!
How did the leopard gecko get its name?
Leopard Geckos get their name from the leopard-like spots that cover the backs of adult Leopard Geckos. Many geckos lack eyelids, but not Leopard Geckos! They can even blink and close their eyes while sleeping. Adult male Leopard Geckos can be territorial and should be housed separately.
How big does a leopard gecko get to be?
They can even blink and close their eyes while sleeping. Leopard geckos can make great first pets for anyone interested in caring for a reptile. These little lizards don’t usually grow more than 10 inches in length and can become tame with proper handling.
Can you buy a leopard gecko at PetSmart?
Some pets may not be available at all stores and may be seasonal. Pet size, gender and color may vary by store. Stop by your nearest PetSmart to find your next family pet. Leopard Geckos originate from the Middle East and require a warm, dry environment with a moist hiding spot, where they may shed their skin.
Is it worth it to adopt a gecko?
Gecko adoption can be an enriching experience, and is a big decision. Whatever pet you adopt will demand certain lifestyle changes, and a financial commitment. Estimating the monthly costs of owning a pet is just as important as making sure you have the time and motivation to feed the Gecko when necessary, and provide a safe environment to live.
Why are there so many geckos in shelters?
Most pets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the pet, had a death in the family, or simply gave up the responsibly of being a care taker for a Gecko. Before bringing home a Gecko, make sure you have considered the full impact of your decision.
What kind of food does a leopard gecko eat?
PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Leopard geckos are insectivores and eat live insects, like “gut loaded” (feed the insects a special supplement so they have extra nutrients) crickets, mealworms or waxworms.