Find the best places to get leopard geckos as pets and learn how to pick a healthy gecko.
A 10 gallon aquarium is perfect for one leopard gecko as a habitat. Learn how to set up a leopard gecko habitat with tips from a reptile expert in this free exotic pet care video.
Expert: Nichole Bragg Bio: Nichole Bragg is the reptile expert from The Pet Kingdom in Cottonwood, AZ. She has many years experience at the pet store and with her many reptiles at home. Filmmaker: Chuck Tyler
You can use a large chip wood bark or coco fiber for your gecko's bedding. Learn how to care for a leopard gecko from an industry professional in this free pet care video.
Expert: Cordell Jacques Bio: Cordell Jacques has worked in the pet industry for more than 10 years, currently working at Huron Pet Supply in Ann Arbor, Mich. Filmmaker: Travis Waack
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Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as crazy as you might think. In this video, he tells you five cool facts about leopard geckos.
Probably the number two animal in the pet world of lizards, after Bearded Dragons, are Leopard Geckos. Leopard Geckos are a terrestrial animal, meaning they live their life on the ground. And you'll find them in the Middle East, from Iran, Afghanistan, those types of areas, mountainous rugged terrain dominated by sand, dominated by very hot temperatures during the day and very cool in the evening. They are, therefore, an animal that's seldom seen during the day. They spend most of their time underneath the ground because of the high heat. They'll come out at dusk. They'll forage for their favorite food, which of course are insects. And they're quite visible at that time of the day.
I know a lot of military guys that are spending time over in those areas of the world and they tell me about the variety of colors and things they see on the Leopard Geckos in the wild. Primarily, they're spotted like a leopard, but through captive breeding we find them now in all different colors, all different patterns, solid yellow, solid black, striped. You name it, Leopard Geckos are being bred that way.
Cool facts about them. If you see up close, it's hard, but they have an ear on the side. Of course, one of the things that differentiates lizards from snakes. Snakes don't have any ears, but lizards do, for the most part. And the Leopard Gecko has got a very strange one in that if I put a flashlight on this side and shined it through, I could see right out his ear, through his other ear and out his body into the background. It's transparent. It's a solid ear canal, but I could see right through his head. So it gives him a lot of bad names, like he's an airhead and things of that nature. But that's not really true. It's just the way this animal's ear canals are formed.
Leopard Geckos shed their skin in patches. The Leopard Gecko kind of has a habit of covering his trail. What he'll do in the wild and in captivity is when he sheds his skin, he makes a meal of it to make it disappear so he can't be tracked. Very simple creature, the Leopard Gecko from the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iran. I guess they're not totally bad places. Checked out this cool lizard.Captive-bred leopard geckos can be found in pet stores, at reptile shows and on the Internet. Many breeders have websites where you can learn about, select and purchase healthy leopards, which range in price from $20 to $3,000. There is a huge collector market worldwide for the rarer variations of leopard geckos.