Fun Facts About Leopard Geckos

Did you know …?

  • Leopard Geckos are one of the favourite pet lizards! The Leopard Gecko is a firm favourite pet in the UK, they don’t need as much space as a Bearded Dragon are still full of character and after bonding with them easy to handle.
  • They eat their shedded skin! – This is one of their numerous defence mechanisms; eating their dead skin removes scent markers for their predators to track them with, allowing the gecko to keep safe in the wild.
  • Unlike most geckos Leopard geckos have eyelids, allowing them to blink and sleep with their eyes closed.
  • They have a life-saving tail! Not only does it detach to allow the gecko to escape if caught by a predator but it’s also a fat store ready to support the Leopard Gecko when food is scarce.
  • Leopard Geckos will often shake their tails when hunting, mating and defending their territory.

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