Which Gecko Species Is Right For You? - Reptiles Magazine

Geckos are excellent pets that are relatively easy to keep compared to a cat or dog
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According to PetWatch, a common house gecko is considered a when it comes to a pet’s source sustainability, species invasion threat, animal welfare and health threat to humans. But not in Hawaii. Even though you’re very likely to see the little green guys everywhere in the islands, it is illegal to keep a gecko as a pet in the Aloha state.
Leopard geckos are relatively easy reptiles to keep as pets. They can be self-sufficient, and tanks do not need to be cleaned daily.
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Leopard geckos are a great introduction to the world of reptile pets. Unlike snakes, few people are afraid of geckos so you don’t need to worry about visitors having a bad reaction. Leopard geckos originate from a part of the world known for extreme temperatures so your gecko will be comfortable in your home. As the leopard gecko has been bred in captivity in recent years, you have your pick of a selection of color patterns. If you remember to regularly check on your gecko and keep their living space clean, you have the basics of gecko care handled. Leopard geckos are relatively easy reptiles to keep as pets. They can be self-sufficient, and tanks do not need to be cleaned daily.
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Photo provided by FlickrApr 19, 2017 - Anyone interested in getting one should be sure that the lizard is captive-bred as it is illegal to keep wild caught geckos as pets
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Below is a list of a few different types of geckos that are available in today’s pet market. Some geckos are easy to care for, while others require a little more maintenance. Make sure to do some reading on gecko care before getting one. Keeping geckos as pets can be fun and interesting. With the right care and maintenance, some of these geckos can outlive your normal dog or cat, so be ready for a commitment if you are deciding to get one.Although they all make great pets, we decided to vote the leopard gecko as the best pet gecko taking costs, handling, care, and overall pet needs into consideration. Which gecko species do you think is the best pet gecko to keep as a pet? Share with us your thoughts and recommendations down below in the comments section.Leopard geckos make great first pets for anyone of any age. They are easy to take care of and are easily tamed. Most leopard geckos will come tame right out of the pet shop, meaning they will tolerate being handled. This is why they are so popular amongst new reptile owners. The only downfall of keeping a leopard gecko is their diet. Leopard geckos are insectivorous, and therefore can only be maintained on a diet of various live insects including mealworms and crickets. Other than that, leopard geckos make great pets. So you've decided to get a gecko! Good choice! Geckos are excellent pets that are relatively easy to keep compared to a cat or dog. You can keep geckos in a small space in your home, they don't have any fur or feathers to make you sneeze, and they don't need to be walked!What’s not to love about crested geckos (Rhacodactylus ciliatus)? They are docile and easy to handle. They don’t bite, are simple to keep and come in an astonishing number of colors and patterns. They even wear a perpetual smile. Relatively new in the reptile trade, crested geckos are fast becoming one of the most popular pets.As an , I am frequently asked about what reptiles make good starter pets for families and individuals. One that I always like to recommend is the leopard gecko. While there are many species of intriguing lizards, the leopard gecko is perhaps the simplest to keep and is, by far, the most popular type because these lizards are very docile, gentle and friendly. Originally found in Asia, India, and Afghanistan, these lizards are commonly bred in captivity for sale in the United States. Anyone interested in getting one should be sure that the lizard is captive-bred as it is illegal to keep wild caught geckos as pets. Captive-bred geckos are available from reputable breeders, pet stores and rescue groups across the U.S. As with any pet, if you are considering getting a gecko, you need to educate yourself about the unique needs of this fascinating animal before bringing it home. Here are some critical leopard gecko facts you need to know: