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In this author’s opinion, the complete powdered diet marketed as Repashy Superfoods “Crested Gecko” Diet has played a key role in making these among the most popular of lizards kept as pets, because it excludes the need to feed live insects. Crested geckos thrive when fed this diet exclusively, which has been tested with thousands of geckos for more than 10 years. The diet is mixed with two parts water and offered in shallow dishes three times a week as much as these geckos will eat at a feeding. The diet is allowed to remain 24 to 36 hours before removal.
Leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) make for great beginner pet lizards for hobbyists of all ages. Crepuscular in nature, they are the most active during twilight around dusk and dawn. Due to their gentle and docile temperament, leopard geckos are one of the best reptile pets for handling. They are usually skittish when they are young, but they become much more docile and calm as they get older.
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You will need an aquarium or terrarium with a screen top to prevent your gecko from escaping and help prevent any other pets from getting to your gecko. These can be purchased at any pet store. A 10-gallon tank should be more than sufficient for this tiny reptile. If you are going to have more than one gecko, the general rule is 10-gallons per gecko. So to house two geckos you'd need a 20-gallon tank, and so on. Here's what you'll need to go inside the tank to complete his new habitat:Below is a list of a few different types of geckos that are available in today’s pet market. Some geckos are easy to care for, while others require a little more maintenance. Make sure to do some reading on gecko care before getting one. Keeping geckos as pets can be fun and interesting. With the right care and maintenance, some of these geckos can outlive your normal dog or cat, so be ready for a commitment if you are deciding to get one. A big drawback to these pets is the price. The gecko itself is expensive and the tank setup, if done properly, is also pricey. After doing some investigations on the Internet, I found that the cheaper rock heaters are not advised. I now have the more expensive under-the-tank heaters. The tank setup is quite heavy, so I bought a separate tank setup to remain at school. Theis way the gecko can easily travel to school with me on Mondays and home again on Fridays in a little plastic container. Another consideration concerns feeding. Leopard geckos quite readily eat mealworms and crickets, however, once in a while an adult gecko should get the extra nutrition of a pinkie (baby mouse). I do NOT feel this is appropriate for elementary school, and so this task is done strictly on weekends! Crested geckos are originally from New Caledonia (a group of islands between Fiji and Australia). Crested geckos are ideal reptile pets for beginners, with simple, easy- to-meet requirements. Because crested geckos are primarily tree dwellers, they make outstanding displays in naturalistic vivariums.