What You Should Know About Pet Geckos

What You Should Know About Pet Geckos

Geckos are usually small to medium sized lizards that are native to the warmer parts of the world. Because of their small size and long lifespan, geckos have become very popular pets.

Types of pet geckos

Here are three types of geckos that make great pets:

Crested gecko

Crested geckos have little projections above their eyes that look like eyelashes. These spines run from the gecko’s head to his tail, creating a crest along his back.

Leopard gecko

Leopard geckos can be up to 8 inches long and are typically yellow, white or spotted. They have a docile nature and are great for the whole family.

African fat-tailed gecko

African fat-tailed geckos are usually tan or brown and have dark blotches or bands that stand out against the lighter color of their skin.

Housing a Gecko

Most geckos only require a 10 or 20 gallon aquarium since they are small reptiles but larger species will need more space.

Housing a Gecko

The geckos need to be kept in enclosures that have branches available for climbing, a water bowl, a hiding place, and secure lids.

What makes good gecko pet food?

Geckos mainly eat insects and don’t really have a lot of greens in their diet. Most geckos will eat worms or crickets.

Where to adopt your pet gecko

When you’re ready to bring home a new pet gecko, adoption is the best option. Finding adoptable geckos is pretty easy, thanks to sites like Petfinder or small animal rescues.