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Fun Facts about Leopard Geckos

Fun Facts about Leopard Geckos

Fun facts about leopard geckos:

  • Many geckos lack eyelids, but not the leopard ones! They can even blink and close their eyes while sleeping.
  • Leopard geckos have a tail that can come off if grabbed by a predator, giving them time to escape.
  • Leopard Geckos are available in different color morphs and patterns.
  • Nearly all geckos have a voice, leopard geckos have a small "bark" they use if agitated.
  • Leopard Geckos can grow up to 9 inches and live for 10 or more years with proper care.
  • Leopard geckos are nocturnal.
  • A leopard gecko’s gender is determined by their incubation temperature. At 90° F, virtually all the eggs are male; near 80° F, most of the eggs will be female. An incubation temperature of 85° F will produce about an equal number of males and females.
  • Leopard gecko tails are used as fat storage in case of food shortages.
  • When hunting, mating, and defending territory leopard geckos shake their tails.
  • Leopard geckos have little claws instead of sticky pads like other types of geckos.
  • Leopard geckos don't just eat crickets they love all kinds of Insects, including mealworms, superworms and waxworms.