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Pet Leopard gecko care & information (Eublepharis macularius)
Pet Leopard gecko care & information (Eublepharis macularius)

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The price of a Leopard gecko is one of the first financial decisions a new keeper needs to make. Prices will vary significantly from country to country and even town to town. The financial value of a Leopard gecko is determined by a couple of factors. This article will discuss a couple of them. #LeopardGeckos #LeopardGecko #pets
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To quarantine is defined as the isolation or keeping separate from others. The quarantine period is the time a new or a sick Leopard gecko should be isolated before it is introduced to, or allowed contact with other Leopard geckos.
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Waxworms are the larvae of one of the two related wax moth species, the Lesser moth (Achroia grisella) or the Greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella). Wax moths are pests of bee hives used for honey production, but makes great foodstuffs for pet Leopard geckos. #LeopardGeckos #LeopardGecko #waxworms
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There might be times where Leopard gecko owners see their pets trying to climb the glass of their enclosure. It is very often in an attempt to escape. Glass climbing behaviour might be seen from time-to-time, but when it becomes a habit it might be an indication that something is wrong. #LeopardGeckos #LeopardGecko #pet
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The substrate, or bedding, is the material that is on the floor of the Leopard gecko container. For Leopard geckos, each substrate has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The ideal substrate is one that is inexpensive, aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean, absorbent and digestible and safe when (accidentally) swallowed. #LeopardGeckos #LeopardGecko
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Mealworms are the larval stage of the Darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor). Like all holometabolic insects, they go through four life stages - egg, larva, pupa and adult. All the mealworm stages make great food for pet Leopard geckos.
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It is important to be able to tell whether a baby Leopard gecko is healthy or not. Although sick or diseased individuals might have less visible signs, a healthy Leopard gecko will always have the following characteristics...
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Leopard geckos are known to have, what is called defaecatorial behaviour. This means they often deposit their droppings in more or less the same area of their enclosure.
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Recently, new legislation regarding the ownership of exotic, including potential invasive, animals has seen the light. Leopard geckos are not naturally found in South Africa and are considered ‘exotic’ or ‘alien’. Although they are not listed invasive, government is attempting to control the numbers of Leopard geckos in South Africa by means of permits.

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Soaking in water dishes is a behaviour often seen in pet Leopard geckos. It is a fairly common and often normal behaviour, but it should also alert keepers of potential problems.

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