Caring for Leopard Geckos

Leopard Geckos are native to desert areas in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and parts of India. They are nocturnal lizards and have been in the pet trade since the late 1970’s. Leopard Geckos are strictly insect eaters so no greens are required. Leopard Geckos should be offered two appropriately sized insects for every inch of their total length every other day.   Appropriately sized mealworms should be offered in a small dish, crickets will not require a dish. Be careful not to offer to large of food to prevent choking.

Baby Leopard Geckos should be fed 5-7 small crickets or mealworms every day until they reach about 4 inches. Larger food should be offered every other day until they become full grown in about 10-12 months. Adults can be fed 6-7 large crickets or mealworms 2 to 3 times a week. When using supplements such as waxworms, or Calciworms® Leopard Geckos should be fed 3 to 5 worms 3 times a week. Waxworms are intended to be used to add fat to a geckos diet or the occasional treat, Leopard Geckos will quickly become spoiled on waxworms and may refuse other foods so use them sparingly. CalciWorms® are used for adding the required calcium to a diet, calcium is very important so offer CalciWorms® 2 to 3 times week. A shallow dish of fresh water should be available at all times.

Staple Diet:
Crickets, Mealworms, Hornworms and Superworms

Waxworms (to add fat) and CalciWorms® (to add calcium in a natural method)