Leopard geckos

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i persuaded my mom and dad to get this pet soon

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Leopard geckos

  1. 1. Leopard Geckos By Josh Lashley
  2. 2. Cost <ul><li>Petco- 25 to 35$ for a baby gecko, 45 to 55$ for an adult </li></ul><ul><li>Petco- habitat- 45 to 85$ </li></ul><ul><li>Petco-food-5 to 20$ </li></ul><ul><li>Petco-substrate-15-25$ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Information <ul><li>Reptile; Lizard </li></ul><ul><li>Belongs to the gecko family </li></ul><ul><li>Sticks to walls with feet padding </li></ul><ul><li>Sheds old skin </li></ul>
  4. 4. Appearance <ul><li>Puffy tail </li></ul><ul><li>Black spots </li></ul><ul><li>Yellowish-whitish skin </li></ul><ul><li>Reptilian eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Padded feet </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food <ul><li>Crickets(live. Must feed cricket food and liquid or potatoes/oats) </li></ul><ul><li>Mealworms(live) </li></ul><ul><li>Wax worms(live), as a treat only </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium powder dish(needed) and insects coated with calcium powder(preferred) </li></ul><ul><li>Shallow dish with water </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lighting <ul><li>A UV lamp overhead(nocturnal) </li></ul><ul><li>Light(s) centered on basking spot </li></ul><ul><li>No white lights at night </li></ul><ul><li>Under tank heater (preferred) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Habitat <ul><li>Basking area-rock or cave (preferred) </li></ul><ul><li>Hiding area (log or cave (preferred) </li></ul><ul><li>Substrate (sand or reptile carpet) </li></ul><ul><li>Food bowl, water dish, and calcium dish </li></ul><ul><li>Plants and rocks for decoration </li></ul><ul><li>10 gallon tank per 1 gecko (aquarium or terrarium(preferred) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cleaning <ul><li>Dispose of shedding (only after gecko is finished shedding!!). </li></ul><ul><li>To clean tank-get everything out of tank-including gecko. Uninstall lighting. Throw away substrate. Spray tank with alcohol,vinegar and water mix, then wipe. Also rinse out food bowls, water and calcium dishes, and wash rocks and caves. </li></ul><ul><li>Put in new substrate, put back all materials, reinstall lighting. Lastly, return gecko. </li></ul><ul><li>When cleaning tank, put gecko in a spare tank (clean fast, or the gecko might die). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Handling <ul><li>Handle very gently!! </li></ul><ul><li>Handle only when necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Do not take out of tank for too long </li></ul><ul><li>Do not play with it </li></ul>

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