Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal
Posted Jul 08, 2015
Like most reptiles, it can be a bit costly to purchase the initial equipment needed to care for your leopard gecko, but after that their maintenance is fairly simple. After acquiring the enclosure, the proper lighting, heating pad, and cage accessories, they become very cheap to keep. After that all is required is purchasing their substrate and food. Their food is fairly cheap, and feeder insects can even be purchased in bulk online. They eat a variety of insects, including crickets, wax worms, meal worms, and so on.
As for their temperament, they can be a bit skittish when they're young, but with frequent handling, they become great pets. They're great for beginners as they're simple to care for and are easily tamed. They also come in a huge variety of different morphs, which make them a popular choice amongst hobbyists.
- Easily tamed.
- Easy to maintain.
- Beautiful colors and patterns.
- Great for beginners.
- Healthy appetite, fun to watch eat and explore.
- Initial setup is slightly costly.
- In the event that your pet gets sick, exotic vets can be very hard to come by and can end up being costly.