Leopard Gecko

Leopard Geckos
These lizards are great for the beginner. They are relatively easy to care for, and also quite docile. They are more receptive to humans than other lizards are ok to handle regularly. They are a bit hyper when young so younger handlers may need to be supervised. Leopard Geckos are very fragile until they are at least 1 year old.
Housing for a Leopard Gecko is fairly small. They can be kept in a 10gal tank for their entire life as long as there is only one. They should have a hiding place, a shallow water bowl, and something small to climb on. The cage should be lined in Calci-sand, which is a substrate. This is beneficial for reptiles that eat crickets or other insects, because they tend to get the bedding in their mouth when they lunge for their food. This is actually good for them to eat. Leopard geckos do not need alot of special lighting, but do require a heat lamp. They need a day bulb and a night bulb. They should have a constant source of heat.
As I stated in the previous paragraph, leopard geckos eat crickets. They can also eat wax worms and mealworms, though I do not recommend mealworms. If not chewed completely, they can do damage to your pet. A baby or juvenile gecko will eat a dozen small crickets every other day. An adult can eat 1 dozen large every other day.
The only problem with leopard geckos, and any other gecko, is that you have to watch for calcium deficiency. This is a common killer of reptiles. To avoid this, sprinkly calcium powder on your geckos crickets before feeding them. This will provide your new pet with everything it needs to be live a long and healthy life.