Caring For A Spotted Gecko
A spotted gecko is one of the most favorite reptile pets. Most first time pet owners are recommended to opt for a spotted gecko since it is relatively easy to care and handle it than many other reptiles. Naturally, when I wished to own a reptile pet all the suggestions I got was to go for a spotted gecko. While it is a nice, cute and extremely cordial pet, attending to its requisites is of foremost significance. Over the months that I have been able to attend to my pet, there are several lessons learnt and thankfully none of them were the hard way.
A spotted gecko would be at its best when it has the ideal habitat. It is not just whether they have enough space within the terrarium that matters but every little thing. The moisture, temperature, their hideout and also the kind of food and calcium it is fed.
The first thing that you would have to ensure is the cage or the habitat. I was advised to opt for a 10 gallon terrarium for one spotted gecko and that seemed to turn out as a perfect choice. It offers enough space to place the plants and shelter along with other devices. The terrarium must be of glass and not nets or cage like. The top must have a mesh to allow proper ventilation and unhindered light source but the sides must be of glass. Spotted geckos cannot climb glass but they can escape cages or nets. If you are looking for some really nice and cost effective terrariums then http://www.zoomania1.com/ has quite a few good options.
Once you select the terrarium there are several minor to major things to put in. Artificial plants are good enough, you may wish to add some soil or litter at the bottom. This would lend moisture to the environment with the terrarium as well. The shelter or the hideaway is extremely important. This is where your spotted gecko would have to be at ease. I opted for the blue ribbon exotic reptile café log hideaway from Zoomania1.com and it seemed to be the perfect choice. The wood like natural setting made my gecko extremely comfortable.
Other things that you would need is a thermometer (placed ideally somewhere near the bottom of the terrarium), a hygrometer, a dome lamp or ceramic heater (geckos need 80 to 85 degrees F during day and about 70 F at night) and dishes for meals, water and calcium powder.
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