Gecko

Leopard Gecko for Kids


  • Geckos are reptiles that live in Asia in the wild. They live in rocky deserts and sparse grasslands.
  • They are nocturnal in the wild, hiding from fierce daytime heat in burrows and under rocks. In captivity they will burrow when overheated and shy away sometimes from bright lights.
  • They usually grow to about 10 inches long, although half of this is tail.
  • They can break their tails off like most other lizards. This is usually caused by poor handling or by fighting with other geckos. The tails will grow back, but they will be shorter, thicker, smoother and less colorful.
  • Geckos store fat and metabolic water in their tails.
  • The temperature of their eggs determines the gender of the hatchlings. At 80 degrees, most will be females; at 91 degrees most will be males. At 86 degrees Fahrenheit, there will be an even mix.
  • They will clean their eyes with their tongues!
  • They also have moveable eyelids, allowing them to blink and close their eyes during sleep.
Source: www.lensc.org

RELATED VIDEO
5 Cool Facts about Leopard Geckos | Pet Reptiles
5 Cool Facts about Leopard Geckos | Pet Reptiles
Super Giant Leopard Gecko Or Normal Size
Super Giant Leopard Gecko Or Normal Size
Facts About Leopard Geckos!
Facts About Leopard Geckos!
RELATED FACTS
Share this Post

Related posts

Colorful lizard

Colorful lizard

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

A very large species of chameleon that is endemic to forests in eastern and northern Madagascar. They reach up to 68 cm (27…

Read More
Leopard Gecko for sale pet at Home

Leopard Gecko for sale pet at Home

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Leopard geckos are insectivores, which means they only eat insects. This makes them easy to feed, but you still need to follow…

Read More

latest posts
popular posts
Exotic Pets Tweets