Leopard Gecko Care Sheet: Best Cages, Heating & Feeding

Leopard gecko care sheet

Leopard geckos are one of the most popular pet lizards of all. This is not without reason. They are beautiful reptiles, with their leopard-like patterning and rounded, cute faces.  Leopard geckos are easily cared for when you address a few basic requirements. They can also become tame enough to be handled safely. If you’re considering …

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Bosc Monitor Care Sheet (Varanus exanthematicus)

Bosc monitors are one of the more popular large lizard species kept in captivity. Hailing from Eastern and Northern Africa, the bosc monitor is capable of growing up to five feet (150cm) in length, though in reality most specimens top out at a more modest three to four feet in length (90-120cm). While these certainly …

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Best Crested Gecko Heaters

Crested geckos are cold-blooded animals, which means that can’t create their own body heat – instead they need to absorb it from their environment. If your crested gecko is to live a long and healthy life, therefore, you may well need to provide artificial heating so their cage reaches the optimal temperature. But what are …

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Best Small Pet Lizards

What is the best temperature for leopard geckos?

Pet lizards come in a huge range of sizes, from tiny leaf chameleons little bigger than your fingernail, through to giants such as monitor lizards and green iguanas. For many of us, having limited space at home, small pet lizards are the easiest to accommodate. What’s more, many of the best small pet lizards are …

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Blue Tongue Skink Diet

One of the most appealing things about keeping blue tongue skinks is their diet. Unlike many other popular pet reptiles, blue tongue skinks will eat a huge range of different food stuffs. The varied diet of blue tongue skinks can have a number of benefits. Firstly, it can make feeding your blue tongue skink rather …

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Giant Day Gecko Care Sheet (Phelsuma grandis)

The Giant Day Gecko has been on my “bucket list” of reptiles since I was a small boy. So imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to buy an adult breeding pair of these beauties some months ago! How could I possibly say no? Since purchasing my giant day geckos I’ve done a ridiculous …

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Leopard Gecko Temperature: How Warm Should My Vivarium Be?

What is the best temperature for leopard geckos?

Like other reptiles, leopard geckos are cold-blooded. Instead of producing their own heat like mammals, they instead regulate their temperature by moving around their environment. Leopard geckos may bask in the morning sun to warm up or shelter beneath a rock ledge to keep cool in the hottest part of the day.  Providing a suitable …

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Feeding Crested Geckos – Food Types, Safe Plants & Livefood

Crested geckos have become one of the most popular lizard species of all in recent years. This is not by accident. In contrast to many other pet lizards, which require all manner of specialist (and expensive) care, the crested gecko is altogether less demanding. Never is this more true than when it comes to feeding …

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What Do Bearded Dragons Eat?

Bearded dragon diets - what insects will they eat and how often?

The correct bearded dragon diet is essential if your lizard is stay fit and healthy in captivity. In the absence of proper nutrition bearded dragons can suffer from a range of problems, including obesity and metabolic bone disease (MBD) whereby they are unable to absorb suitable calcium from their diet. This can lead to weaker …

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Best Bearded Dragon Substrates

Much disagreement persists over which substrate is best for bearded dragon cages. In this guide, therefore, we’re going to take a closer look at a range of floor coverings, to help you decide what’s best for your own bearded dragon… The Purpose of Bearded Dragon Substrates Before we take a more detailed look at the …

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Best Bearded Dragon Cages

Bearded dragons are rightly one of the most popular pet reptiles of all, and certainly the most commonly-kept lizard species. However keeping a bearded dragon is far more complex than many other pets. One of the most critical factors of all is their housing, which must be set up correctly if your beardie is to …

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Leopard Gecko Lighting: Types, Pricing, Setup & More

Leopard Gecko

Leopard gecko lighting is one of the most challenging topics when it comes to keeping these beautiful lizards.  Much disagreement exists, even among experienced hobbyists.  In this article we’ll examine the subject of leopard gecko lighting in depth, discussing what (if anything) they need, why they need it and the best ways to provide it. …

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