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Leopard Gecko Species Unique Gecko From Pakistan


Leopard Gecko is spread in lowlands ranging from Eastern and Southeast Iran, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, to northwestern India. The natural habitat of these geckos is in rocky areas, meadows, as well as sandy areas. Photo by My Gecko Squad. Blitarzon Post

Description of Leopard Gecko

Leopard Gecko or commonly also with Gecko Leopard has the scientific name Eublepharis Macularius. This gecko is one of the largest geckos among its group. When hatching, the size is approximately about 10 cm. When growing up, the size of the female gecko is between 18 - 20 cm in length and between 50 - 70 grams in weight, while the male gecko is larger with a length between 20 - 28 cm and a weight between 60 - 80 grams.

Leopard Gecko has a tail shaped like a leaf, the skin is rough and speckled - spots with a pale yellow body base color and decorated with irregular black spots on its body from head to tail like a leopard pattern. And has a dark black eye color, has clear ears, and has a difference between other geckos that have eyelids that serve to protect his eyes. Leopard Gecko just like a lizard can autotomize or sever its tail when it is threatened by its enemy or other predatory animals.

However, unlike home type geckos or lizards that can stick and walk walls due to the lack of lamel adhesive on the soles of the feet. Leopard Gecko also changes skin once a month like other reptiles such as iguanas and snakes. Although the tail can grow back but will not be as beautiful as the original tail. At the time before changing skin color Leopard Gecko will turn pale and white until then the skin will detach over time, and usually when the old skin has been completely detached the skin will be eaten by this gecko.

When is Leopard Gecko actively fore for food?

Leopard Gecko is a nocturnal animal or animal that is active at night while during the day it chooses to sleep and rest to avoid heat and gather its energy. In cool regions, these geckos become inactive during winter. They choose to hibernate in their nests.

While the maintained Leopard Gecko is usually active in times of need only and spend more time resting. His favorite foods are small insects such as ants, cockroaches, beetles, locusts, caterpillars, and also worms.

Why be used as a pet?

Although many people consider that caring for reptiles is difficult and sometimes horrible, ludicrous, and frightening. But not all types of reptiles are like that, even reptiles can be friends if loved and well cared for.

Therefore, Leopard Gecko is one of the animals that are popular today among reptile lovers because it has a benign behavior of interesting colors, as well as an easy way of maintenance making this animal one of the recommended pets for novice reptile lovers.

In addition, this animal is one of the pet animals that can be used as a lucrative business because the price ranges from hundreds of thousands to millions of rupiah. A pair of broods if mated can get more than 10 head of breeds each year and of course with a variety of new and quality morph types. Moreover, fans of one of these reptiles in Indonesia are also many among reptile lovers.

Is taking care of Leopard Gecko difficult?

So, leopard gecko treatment is not difficult even for a beginner, besides the cost of treatment is also quite cheap. The food is also not too difficult to get, in the form of crickets, caterpillars that can also be found in animal sellers or animal accessories

Well, professional keepers mostly advise that Leopard Gecko be placed in the vivarium or some kind of aquarium filled with sand and ornamental stones, boxes made of plastic such as Tupperware, do not forget to give a place for food, a place for nests and make sure all decorations are safe for this animal.

With a record do not combine 2 (two) studs in one cage because it will impact the fight. The ideal temperature for the apiary is 28 to 39° C. Gecko Leopard cages also only need to be cleaned once every 1-2 weeks so as not to be easily affected by diseases. So, who says taking care of Leopard Gecko is hard? It's pretty easy and it's not complicated. 

How is the process of breeding Leopard Gecko?

The new Gecko leopard will experience a period of lust and sexual productivity when it reaches 9 months of age or when its weight has reached about 45 grams. Leopard Gecko breeds by laying eggs, the number of eggs produced between 8 to 12 eggs are attached to each other but gradually become indirect, for example, the month is now 2 eggs, next month 2 eggs, and continue to the next month.

The sex of the young Gecko Leopard is largely determined by the surrounding temperature. The results showed that eggs stored in a room with a temperature between 26 - 29 ° C will produce a female gecko. Meanwhile, eggs stored in a room with a high temperature of 31 - 33 ° C will produce a male gecko. If keeping this animal and wanting to hatch its eggs, it is enough only with an airtight, moist airtight plastic box or plastic box then the eggs will hatch on their own within a period of 30 - 45 daily or after indwelling.

How old is Leopard Gecko?

Leopard Gecko is one of the reptiles that have a long lifespan, most of these geckos can survive up to 15 years or more. Because this animal rarely suffers from severe diseases and has a strong immune system although small of course with good maintenance.

However, if a gecko lacks calcium, it is susceptible to hypocalcemia or metabolic bone disease, so it is highly recommended to provide calcium from the beginning to prevent it. Another cause of the disease in the gecko is the cleanliness of the cage, so immediately carry out the cleaning of the cage from dirt, dead insects, and others regularly to maintain its quality and health. Blitarzon

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