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Leopard gecko beautiful reptile pet

Beautiful reptile Leopard gecko

Nocturnal ground-dwelling lizard, beautiful reptile Leopard gecko

Leopard gecko beautiful reptile pet
One of the most beautiful reptile pets are Leopard geckos with their natural spotted markings. This reptile is a nocturnal ground-dwelling lizard naturally found in the deserts of Asia and throughout Pakistan, to the northwestern parts of India. Unlike most geckos, leopard geckos possess movable eyelids. Meanwhile, it has become a well-established and popular pet in captivity. Males can determine the sex of other leopard geckos by smelling pheromones on their skin. Traditionally, males respond to males with aggressive behavior while they demonstrate courtship behavior towards females. In particular, towards other males, the male would raise itself up from the ground, extend his limbs, and arch his back with the swelling of the tongue in aggression.

Beautiful reptile Leopard gecko

Beautiful reptile Leopard gecko

Easily bred in captivity, most sold today are captive-bred rather than wild-caught. Many morphs – color or pattern variations, and occasionally size variations have been bred. Some of the morphs include 3 different strains of albino, patternless, blizard, jungle, hypomelanistic, tangerine, giant, and snow.

Since many of the morphs are unrelated gene sequences, various combinations, such as patternless albino and mack snow albino, have also been bred.

Similar to many reptiles, a leopard gecko also has a tail that can drop if grabbed by a predator, which allow them enough time to escape. Leopard geckos are insectivores and like to eat locusts, crickets, worms, and all kinds of insects. They can also eat scorpions and other small lizards. When hunting, mating and defending their territory, they usually shake their tails.

Interestingly, the incubation temperature determines their gender. In particular, if the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit then nearly all the eggs would be male. On the other hand, the majority of the eggs will be female at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Moreover, an incubation temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit can produce almost an equal number of males and females.

Leopard gecko beautiful reptile pet

sources reptilechannel.com, wiki/Leopard_gecko