Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)
Experience Level: Beginner
Nutrition and Maintenance
• Leopard Geckos are insectivores, meaning their diet consists primarily of live insects.
• Crickets are a primary food source, but Leopard Geckos benefit from a variety of different items in their diet. Alternate the type of insects being fed.
• Leopard Geckos are best fed at night.
• They require calcium supplementation and a reptile multivitamin. Leopard Geckos will lick calcium/vitamin powder out of a small dish placed in their habitat.
• Clean food and water bowls daily.
Offer daily to every other day
Offer only enough to be
consumed by the end of
*Insects should be dusted with calcium supplement twice weekly, and a multivitamin once a week.
**Crickets should be fed a gut-loaded diet (commercially available nutrient-dense diet) prior to being fed to the reptile to ensure they have the proper nutrients for a healthy reptile diet.
• Leopard Geckos will drink from a shallow dish and lick moisture from their skin; lightly mist your pet every other day with warm water.
• Ensure geckos have access to a moist hiding area.
• Water bowls should be emptied and refilled daily.
• Use caution when handling pets. Remember that pets may bite or scratch especially when stressed.
• Pets may transmit disease to humans; wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning their home.