Leopard Gecko

How to look after a Leopard gecko

Leopard Geko

Leopard Geckos are found throughout Southern Asia in south-eastern Afghanistan, western India, Pakistan and Iraq. Their habitat consists of semi-desert and arid grasslands, built on sandy-gravel, and rock, and there they inhabit the limited vegetation, shrubs and coarse grasses.MorphsThe name Leopard gecko comes from their natural spotted markings similar to leopard print, but in captivi...

MBD – Metabolic Bone Disease

You’ve heard about MBD. It’s bad. But what does it actually do to a reptile’s body, and how can you ensure you will never have to deal with it?MBD, Metabolic Bone Disease, is a disorder caused by the abnormalities of minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin D, which causes the bone structure to weaken as the calcium is released back into the bloodstream, to preven...

UVB Lighting – What, Why, How? Part 1 – Snakes and Nocturnal Species

UVB lighting is something that has advanced more than anyone could have imagined over the last few years. The basic information that reptile keepers had was used well, but it’s now obvious that this is out dated, and though often repeated through to new hobbyists, is more often than not incorrect these days.There are many aspects of lighting that we have learnt more information about, and can ...

Leopard Gecko heating set-up guide

Still one of the most popular reptiles to keep in the UK, and still growing too, at Swell UK we get plenty of calls about what the ideal heating setup for a leopard gecko looks like.Fair enough! It's an important question, so let's run through the basics.Leopard Geckos and heating equipmentLike most reptiles, leopard geckos originate from much warmer climates than can be regularly ...

Leopard Gecko Care: How to get started

Leopard Gecko grin

Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius), also affectionately known as ‘leos’, might be a common enough sight among the reptile forums, but the big question we should be asking is why. The simple answer is that whether you’re a dedicated breeder or simply looking for a family friendly pet, these relatively small desert reptiles offer something for everyone at price that won’t twist your tai...

Care sheet: Leopard geckos

What are they and where do they come from? The Leopard Geckos (Eublepharis macularius) are native to the rocky, dry grassland and desert areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India and Iran. Unlike other breeds of gecko, they have eyelids.How big are they? Adult geckos are about 20.5 to 27.5 cm (8.1 to 10.9 inches) in lengthHow long do they live? They can live for over 10 years, s...