For your convenience, we have put together a leopard gecko starter kit with supplies proven to facilitate the best health of your new pet. In other words, we’ve essentially done the shopping for you! ?
Although leopard geckos are commonly recommended as a “first pet” for children and adults alike, please note that even the easiest reptiles can be expensive and high-maintenance to keep. If you are not prepared to purchase everything required for the health and wellbeing of a leopard gecko, this is not the pet for you.
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- 36″ front-opening terrarium
- Halogen flood heat bulb
- Dimmable heat lamp with ceramic socket
- 22″ T5 HO forest UVB bulb
- 24″ T5 HO fluorescent light fixture (may contain UVB bulb)
- Flat basking rock (ex: flagstone, stone tile, etc.)
- Temperature gun
- Digital thermometer/hygrometer with probes
- Power strip with programmable digital timer
- Hides (at least 2)
- Sphagnum moss
- Leopard gecko decor kit
- Food dish
- Water dish
- Calcium supplement (no vitamin D)
- Multivitamin powder
- Kitchen scale
- Live feeder insects
Approximate investment before leopard gecko purchase: $520-$625 USD
Keep in mind that everything should be purchased and set up BEFORE you get the gecko. This will save you a lot of stress, and does your new pet a big favor, too.
We also recommend finding an experienced reptile veterinarian in your area. It’s always better to do a little bit of research when nothing’s wrong than to find yourself in a panic when your pet gets sick. Start here: Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams.
Leopard Gecko Care:
- Introduction to Leopard Geckos
- Shopping List (YOU ARE HERE)
- Terrarium Size and Cohabitation
- Lighting, Temperature & Humidity Needs
- Substrate (Bedding) Options
- Decorating Your Leopard Gecko’s Enclosure
- What to Feed Your Leopard Gecko
- Handling Tips & Leopard Gecko Body Language
- Common Diseases, Illnesses & Other Health Questions
- Additional Resources
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