West Coast Leopard Gecko.com
Professional Leopard Gecko Herpetoculture
Leopard Gecko care sheet
leopard gecko
This reptile originated from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. These are arid regions and research
having a moist hide box of mulched peat moss for shedding and egg laying.
Do not use perlite or  
vermiculite as a substrate in your moist hide.

Most Leopard gecko breeders use breeding racks to provide housing for their leopard geckos. If
you choose to use a glass tank, we recommend enclosing all four sides with cardboard, then
remove one of the four sides every week for a month. Never put your tank in direct sunlight and be
sure to provide shelter and a few places to hide. This will simulate the rock crevices in the wild.
Depending on what substrate you choose to use, we do not recommend  using calcium sand.
Some leopard geckos can become impacted with calcium sand, and you can choose to use other
types of substrate like reptile carpet, news paper.  Juveniles should not be housed in substrate
until they are at least 5” long. Remember don't put two males in the same tank, because they will
fight. Housing two or more females and a male together is acceptable. They have a high level of
social tolerance but don't require company. Because leopard geckos are nocturnal they don't
require any special lighting. Our breeding room has windows in it and it simulates natural day and
night cycles.

Due to the stress of shipping and a new environment, we recommend minimizing the handling of
your new pet. Provide fresh food and water and a moist hide box and or log. It’s not unusual for a
new gecko to stop eating for a few days after arrival. In time your gecko will gain your trust and
your new friend will come out when you feed and clean the cage.

All new arrivals should be quarantined for 30 - 60 days. We recommend that the humidity be from
50 - 70% and you can achieve this by providing a moist hide box. Temperatures should range
from 75 - 85 degrees and you can use infrared heat lamps and heating pads with a thermostat.
Remember to leave at least 1/3 of your tank cool, to allow your leopard gecko to cool down if
needed. We keep our breeding racks and tanks between 80 and 85 degrees.

We feed our geckos meal worms and wax worms as a treat. It’s important to gut load your meal
worms and  with carrots, lettuce, cheerios and broccoli. We leave Osteo-Form for adults and
Vionate for juveniles in the fed bowls at all times. Do not feed crickets, because they can carry

With proper husbandry you can expect your leopard gecko to live at least 10 to 20 years of age.
We clean our cages daily to prevent disease and to improve overall wellness of our leopard
geckos. For more information you can purchase books online and we highly recommend the book
listed below.

Best Regards,

Gary & Julia

Email : gary@westcoastleopardgecko.com

We recommend “The Herpetoculture of Leopard Geckos (Twenty- seven Generations of Living
40 gallon tank with a shed
box, rocks and cardboard
on three sides.
Reptile breeding  rack.
Vionate Powder
Diablo Blanco
Super Tangerine
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