Gecko

Keeping gecko as pet
THE GOLDEN BOOK OF LEOPARD GECKO CARE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1 - INTRODUCTION
Human, Meet the Leopard Gecko 3
Quick Facts: Leopard Gecko 4
Are You Ready for a Lizard At Home? 5
Proper Housing for a Leopard Gecko 6
Quick Shopping List 10
Adjusting the Tank Lighting and Environment Temperature 12
Hibernation Facts 14
Choosing the Right Substrate for Your Gecko 14
PART 2 - LEOPARD GECKO SELECTION, CARE AND DIET
Leopard Gecko Selection 18
Choosing the Right Tank Mates 19
Nature’s Aesthetics at Work: Leopard Gecko Phases 21
The Diet of the Leopard Gecko 22
Pros and Cons: Crickets & Mealworms 24
Supplements 27
Taking Care of Live Prey 28
Quick Facts: Nutrient Analysis of Common Crickets 33
The Debate: Is Live Prey Safe for Lizards in Captivity? 35
Humane Pre-Killing of Lizard Prey 37
Obtaining Pre-Killed Prey 39
Reluctant Lizards 40
Using Prey Caught from the Wild 41
FAQs: The Leopard Gecko 42
PART 3 - BREEDING LEOPARD GECKOS
Proper Conditioning of Female Leopard Geckos 48
Preparing the Tank for Eggs 49
Facts About Egg-Laying Leopard Geckos 50
Handling the Eggs & Proper Incubation 51
Producing Male and Female Geckos 52
Caring for the Hatchlings 52
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EBOOK
  • What is great about keeping leopard geckos?
  • Where to buy leopard geckos, and what to look for in one…
  • Prices and other buying tips…
  • How big do geckos grow in captivity, and how long do they live?
  • 7 tips on keeping leopard geckos that will help you decide if they are the right pets for you…
  • Space allocation – how much space does a leopard gecko need to feel comfortable, and how big should the housing tank be?
  • Tips on picking the right tank for your lizard pet…
  • The main components of a gecko habitat…
  • Water needs – warnings, and other tips for keeping your lizards hydrated…
  • The hiding box – a simple solution to your gecko’s biggest problem…
  • Pre-fabricated tanks and kits – why you might want to get one…
  • Shopping list – 15 items you will need to buy if you want to build a nice habitat for your lizard…
  • Heating options – 3 available, only 2 viable…
  • Illumination options…
  • Temperature distribution tips for keeping your reptilian friend’s habitat nice and cozy…
  • Reptile bulbs… what?
  • Tank positioning and other illumination tips…
  • How to make leopard geckos hibernate (very useful if you want to take a break from your lizard-keeping duties)…
  • Choosing the right substrate for your gecko – dos, and don’ts…
  • What to do if your gecko licks the sand…
  • Geckos and… newspapers – a weird, but important combination…
  • Substrate options for your tank – pros and cons…
  • Which substrates to avoid at all costs
  • 5 characteristics of a healthy gecko…
  • Disturbing facts about leopard geckos…
  • Choosing the right tank mates (an important detail for those who wish to keep more than one gecko)…
  • Notes on the sex of leopard geckos – how to tell males and females apart…
  • General guidelines (3) when caring for female geckos…
  • Breeding geckos – hot to control the sex of your newly hatched lizards…
  • 11 common varieties of leopard geckos, and their corresponding phases…
  • Feeding the feeders – tips for keeping your gecko’s food nutritious…
  • Supplementing the lizards – methods of feeding vitamins and minerals to your pet lizards…
  • Feeding tips – how often should you feed your geckos, and what should their food consist of (detailed instructions)…
  • Crickets vs. mealworms – pros and cons of the 2 most delicious dishes for leopard geckos…
  • Notes on feeding live mealworms to leopard geckos…
  • How to convert your gecko from eating live crickets to eating live mealworms (success guaranteed!)…
  • Myth, or truth: pinch off a mealworm’s head before feeding it to a gecko?
  • Gut-loading and dusting – important steps in the process of feeding a leopard gecko…
  • Gut-loading explained – step by step instructions on how to gut-load the crickets so that your lizards only get nutritious food…
  • The 4 best live prey foods for your gecko, and how to keep them…
  • 4 items you will need if you wish to start your own colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches…
  • 8 tips on how to build your own colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches…
  • Tricky steps explained – how to move crickets from one housing to another…
  • Maintenance work involved in taking care of live crickets…
  • Great sources of protein for leopard geckos…
  • Kingworms – tips on breeding, feeding, and keeping live kingworms as food for your reptiles…
  • 3 things to remember when raising insects and larvae as food for leopard geckos…
  • Nutrient analysis of common crickets…
  • Did you know? – 4 less known facts about keeping leopard geckos…
  • On converting lizards from live-prey to pre-killed prey…
  • Live prey violence – how to prevent your gecko from being eaten by its food…
  • Humanely disabling live prey: 2 ways to do it fast and clean…
  • How to euthanize many live preys at once – 6 simple steps…
  • Live prey vs. pre-killed prey – a quick look at the 2 types of prey so you know which one to choose…
  • Preparing the pre-killed prey – 4 ways to thaw your gecko’s frozen food…
  • -Diagram- Simple steps you can take to convert reluctant lizards to pre-killed food…
  • Fancy catching live prey in the wild? Consider these 2 facts before feeding that kind of prey to your gecko…
  • FAQs – 15 frequently asked questions that gecko owners have about their reptilian friends…
  • Heating rocks – should you buy this type of heating for your vivarium?
  • Questions answered: color changing – why does your gecko change colors? Should this worry you?
  • Questions answered: aggressive specimens – why are your newly purchased geckos fighting when put in the tank, and what should you do about it?
  • Caudal autotomy – a natural trait of leopard geckos…
  • Questions answered: the UV lamp – do you really need a UV (ultraviolet) lamp for your gecko’s habitat? Why, or why not?
  • Questions answered: chilled lizards – how to tell if your geckos are chilled, and why does that happen?
  • Why do leopard geckos stop munching on live crickets and mealworms all of a sudden, and what can you do to remedy this behavior?
  • Questions answered: calcium sand – is calcium sand a good substrate for your tank, or a bad substrate?
  • What to do if your gecko has been having its skin stuck in several parts of its body for weeks…
  • Questions answered: party lights – should you install party lights in your gecko’s tank? Why, or why not?
  • How to remove stuck skin from your reptile…
  • Why do leopard geckos have digestive problems, and what can you do to fix this?
  • Questions answered: loss of appetite – why is your lizard not interested in food anymore, and how to make it interested again…
  • Teeth abscess in your gecko? – suggestions and warnings to treating the abscess…
  • Questions answered: no action – how to spot potential issues with geckos that don’t move much…
  • Questions answered: food regurgitation – why your gecko regurgitates the food, even though everything seems fine about your pet and its habitat…
  • Important considerations of breeding geckos in captivity…
  • Important numbers about keeping leopard geckos as pets – sizes, temperatures, quantities, periods of time, and more…
  • The main focus of your efforts when breeding geckos…
  • What to expect when a gecko is ready to lay eggs (6 facts about egg-laying females)…
  • Normal behaviors of female geckos that are to be expected during the egg-laying phase (you need not worry about these behaviors, but you must know them)…
  • Easy to read signs that your lizards are healthy…
  • Tips on handling and incubating (the extremely delicate) gecko eggs…
  • How to prepare a proper incubating box in 7 simple steps…
  • How to avoid hatching geckos that don’t mate well (might be useful if you wish to hatch only one generation of leopard geckos)…