Of course, it is almost certain that somehow and someday, some of us will have to tend a particular animal or the other. Animal care is one of the most alluring things you can ever do as an animal freak. It is simple but not simple at the same time. Sure, simple animal care is not all about the warmth and affections you give to your animal(s), it is about how far you can go to tend your animal in the most traditional or biological way. And of course, basic care mechanism for different animal breeds often varies. You wouldn’t take care of a Panther Gecko the same way you would tend a Leopard Gecko.
Even in the little world of different types of lizards, you can hardly find lizards that is beinaretaken care of in the same manner. It is not possible. The This is the pain of reality. The purpose of this article is not to prove the complexities of basic care techniques for different animals but to bring you into the world of the basic care techniques of a Leopard Gecko. This is why I have taken my time to gather those few care tips that will give you the best experience as you journey through the World of Leopard Gecko care. So, who knows whether a Leopard Gecko could come your way someday?
How do you tend your Leopard Gecko?
Most certainly, tending your Leopard Gecko is not a straightaway path. You have to keep a lot of things to mind. This is another way of saying that you have a long way to go as far as Leopard Gecko care is concerned. We are not talking about the Leopard Gecko in your imaginations here. This is reality. You are definitely not going to tend this animal just for the sake of it. You simply need to understand the temperament of a Leopard Gecko.
Get acquainted with its housing mechanisms. Of course, you wouldn’t give your Leopard Gecko an healthy life by simply feeding it with just any freaking food. Get connected with the kind of food that its body wants. Be well informed about the kind of things that can expose it to health problems. Sure, I wouldn’t leave you pondering over all these things all alone. I would walk you through few of the basic care tips for your leopard Gecko in few subheadings below.
Choice of meal
As I have stated earlier, you cannot possibly feed your leopard gecko with cake and juice because in your mind, it is the most beautiful meal combination. No, it doesn’t work like that. Leopard Geckos are insectivores. So, what follows is that you can only feed them with live insects preferably mealworms, crickets, roaches, super worms and the likes. Practically, position the live insects you decide to choose and water in separate bowls so that your leopard gecko can feed on it. Feed them in moderation too.
Well, you wouldn’t find it difficult to carve out a good housing system for leopard geckos. A large fish tank is just enough to tend your lizard. While you carve out a fish tank for it, make sure the tank is endowed with a heavy bit of red heat, moderate humidity and moderate lighting.
Symptoms of health problems to look out for while you tend your Leopard Gecko
- Watery stools
- Dry skin
- Shrinking tail
- Shrinking head
- Impaired shedding
- Weight loss
- Intestinal issues
- Impaired eyes
- Swollen joint
- Painful joint
- Intestinal obstruction
- Watery faeces
- Mucus in the nostrils
If you still feel that there are other things that strikes your mind about your Leopard Gecko, find out from a veterinarian.