Leopard Gecko Starter Kit
Leopard Gecko Starter Kit
Starter Kit For Leopard Geckos
The Leopard Gecko is an ideal reptile for the beginning reptile enthusiast as well as for the advanced hobbyist. It is a docile and “easy-to-care” for species that has been captive bred in the USA and Europe for more than 30 years. The Leopard Gecko is available in it’s natural color and pattern, but also in various designer color morphs.
INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:
· Exo Terra Natural Terrarium Small/Low (PT2603) 45 x 45 x 30 cm / 18” x 18” x 12”
· Exo Terra Day/Night LED Fixture Small (PT2335)
· Exo Terra Heat Mat 8W (PT2016)
· Exo Terra Sand Mat Small (PT2562)
· Exo Terra Terrarium Thermometer (PT2455)
· Exo Terra Water Dish Medium (PT2802)
· Exo Terra Reptile Cave Medium (PT2852)
· Informative Care Guide
Leopard Gecko facts:
Scientific name: Eublepharis macularius
Family: Leopard Gecko’s belong to the subfamily Eublepharidae or eyelid geckos
Distribution: Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and a part of India
Average hatchling size: 3-4 in (7-10cm)
Average adult size: 7-10 in (18-25cm)
Average life span: 10-25 years (some individuals even live longer)
Housing: Exo Terra’s Natural Terrarium SMALL/LOW is ideal for Leopard geckos. Leopard geckos can be housed together in pairs or small groups of 1 male with 2-3 females, but males should never be housed together.
Substrate: the Sand Mat simulates the compacted substrate in the leopard gecko’s natural environment. The Sand Mat should be replaced every 3 months, or as needed. Care tip: the more often waste is spotted and removed, the longer the Sand Mat will last.
Decoration: the Reptile Cave Medium is a nice decorative hideout for your leopard gecko to hide and sleep in during daylight hours
Lighting: Leopard geckos are mainly crepuscular, meaning they’re most active during dusk and dawn. The energy efficient Exo Terra Day & Night LED Fixture (2W only) provides optimal light for viewing pleasure as well as to simulate a 12-hour day-night cycle
Heating: it’s best to create a daytime temperature gradient by heating approximately ⅓ of the floor space (88-94°F/31-34°C) by placing the Exo Terra Heat Mat Small on one side of the terrarium floor, so ⅔ will remain cool (80-82°F/26-28°C) – keep the nighttime temperature at an average of 68-72°F (20-22°C). Additional heating (like the Exo Terra Infrared Basking Spot, Night Heat Lamp or Ceramic Heater) may be necessary if temperatures fall below the recommended range.
Food: insectivorous – feed juveniles daily and adults every other day – always dust your feeder insects with a 1:1 mix of Exo Terra Multivitamin and Calcium +D3 powder supplement
Watering: always provide your Leopard geckos with fresh, clean drinking water in the Exo Terra medium Water Dish. Use Exo Terra Aquatize Terrarium Water Conditioner to remove Chlorine & Chloramine as well as to neutralize heavy metals from the tap water.
Leopard geckos can reach adult size in 12-16 months and live up to 25 years if well fed & maintained
Leopard geckos are crepuscular/nocturnal ground-dwellers
Leopard geckos can close their eyelids, but they can also clean their eyes with their tongue
Leopard geckos have tiny claws to secure their grip in the compacted sand and rock environment they live in
Leopard geckos can store fat and water in their tails for emergency use
Leopard geckos shed their skin while growing, because they outgrow their “costume”
Leopard geckos tend to go to the toilet in just one corner of their habitat, making it easy to spot-clean their terrarium.
- Front window ventilation
- Dual doors for an escape-free access
- Waterproof bottom
- Raised bottom frame
- High quality stainless steel mesh cover
- Locks to prevent escape
- Easy-twist screen cover lock
- Closable inlets for wires and tubing
- Background included
- Background cut-out for wires and tubing
- Fits the Compact Top Small (PT2226)
Safe & Secure.
Easy to install.
Safe & Secure.
Made with a durable metal screen and a solid steel frame, the Exo Terra® Terrarium Screen Covers are specifically designed to keep your terrarium inhabitants safe and secure in the terrarium. The Exo Terra® Screen Cover Clips ensure the screen cover stays secure.
The metal screen provides ventilation for a healthy environment. It ensures optimal UV light penetration to keep your animals free of Metabolic Bone Disease when used in combination with one of Exo Terra's UVB lights.
Easy To Install.
The Exo Terra® Terrarium Screen Cover is easy to install on aquariums and glass tanks. It simply fits on the rim of the glass tank and can be secured with the Exo Terra® Screen Cover Clips.