Anyone with leopard gecko experience?

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Anyone with leopard gecko experience?

Postby BeardeddragonDino » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:50 pm

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I’m trying to decide between a leopard or crested gecko. I like leopards because of their color and they seem like I could handle them more than a crested. I was just wondering what all I would need to maintain keeping a leopard gecko and want to know a general keeping routine. Also, what would you recommend, crested or leopard?
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Re: Anyone with leopard gecko experience?

Postby HylianHealeys » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:34 pm

Both leopard and crested geckos are perfectly handleable as adults. Both are great starter reptiles, although I would recommend the crested gecko just because they're unbelievably easy to care for.

Not much of a decisive answer, sorry haha! You might want to read through these care guides. Knowing care requirements and getting an idea of expected financial investment can help narrow things down between two otherwise excellent reptiles:
- Crested geckos: https://www.reptifiles.com/crested-gecko-care/
- Leopard geckos: https://www.reptifiles.com/leopard-gecko-care/
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Re: Anyone with leopard gecko experience?

Postby BeardeddragonDino » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:07 pm

HylianHealeys wrote:Both leopard and crested geckos are perfectly handleable as adults. Both are great starter reptiles, although I would recommend the crested gecko just because they're unbelievably easy to care for.

Not much of a decisive answer, sorry haha! You might want to read through these care guides. Knowing care requirements and getting an idea of expected financial investment can help narrow things down between two otherwise excellent reptiles:
- Crested geckos: https://
www.reptifiles.com/crested-gecko-care/
- Leopard geckos: https://www.reptifiles.com/leopard-gecko-care/

One more question... I feed Dubia roaches to my bearded dragon and was wondering if I could also feed them to a leopard. If so, how many would it need?
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Re: Anyone with leopard gecko experience?

Postby HylianHealeys » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:50 am

Leopard geckos are obligate (100%) insectivorous, so dubias work fine — they're better than mealworms, and especially better than supers. Just make sure to feed dubias no larger than the space between the leo's eyes.

As for how many, a general rule of thumb is 2 bugs per 1 inch of length, or as many as they can eat in 15 minutes.
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