Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cool information for beginers on Leopard Gecko

Want to know more about Leopard Gecko? This unique search herpatile is certainly getting a lot of fans across the country, among lovers, breeders and lovers of both PET. A look at the colorful "designer lizard" as they are sometimes called, is enough to melt your heart and you want it. To give you more familiar with this beautiful jewel live, here are some facts for your Leopard Gecko.

Basic Facts

The origin of these lizards are thought to be the Middle East. They said to come from the countries of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. In nature, they develop their designs as a form of camouflage. Needless to say, these patterns are not as interesting or colorful. But in captivity, the lizards have been bred for more decorations, and like their counterparts fish, koi, lizards have evolved into "designer pet".

Physical Stats

Mature, these lizards grow to about one meter in length and can accommodate more than 100 grams. The biggest "morphs" or variations are called giants and supergiants and some of these giants up to 150 grams! They are born small, but roughly about 3 inches long and 3 grams heavy.

Creatures of the Night

These lizards are nocturnal, meaning they are more active at night. In the wild, they hunt for their food, insects and worms, at night and hide away from the sun and other larger animals during the day. These natural instincts remain lizards, even in captivity, and a lizard can be emphasized as it can not find a shelter during the day. Consider this if you plan to keep in captivity. It is best to create hiding places for your gecko in your tank, so lizards can feel safe and protected during the day.

Insect Diet

These lizards are insect eaters, and they live on a daily diet of crickets and mealworms. Crickets are still by far the favorite food of these little guys because they give lizards actively hunting prey. Mealworms are easy to handle, though, and many enthusiasts and owners use a combination of crickets and mealworms for their lizard diet. Pinky mice and wax worm is also given as a treat, but may not be suitable as a regular diet, because they are not as healthy for the lizard.

It is also important to note that even preferred live crickets, grasshoppers can sometimes cause problems for the lizard. Uneaten live crickets will drive around the lizard habitat, can cause stress. In addition to the fact that the hungry locusts will bite lizards, possibly causing injury. If you plan to feed your pet crickets, be sure that he or she can finish them all, the minimization of crickets escaping lizard.

Distinguishing the temperature

These lizards usually need help with their regulatory body. To make things easier for users to provide different temperatures in the habitat or tank. Normally there are two fundamental temperatures employed: a higher temperature and a cooler temp. These two areas the lizards cooling or heating depending on the situation.

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