There are many factors that contribute to the proper growth and good health of a leopard gecko. Aside from housing, temperature, and feeding, one must also provide the proper humidity. Humidity is needed for skin shedding, an important part of their life cycle. Humidity, a moist box, and observation can make the shedding process easier for the gecko.
Don’t be alarmed if they scamper about frantically for the first few minutes. This is stressful for them, but soon enough they’ll calm down and begin to explore more leisurely. We recommend gently misting inside the Terrarium Workshop just before they enter, in case they are thirsty. They will lap up drops of water from the twigs, branches, and rocks you have used to decorate their home.
The Terrarium workshop should also have an adequate amount of heat. The beetles prefer a temperature anywhere between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You can buy a reptile lamp to provide them with this heat. The bulb should be either 50 or 70 watts.
The two females are GiGi and Princess. Gigi is the dominant one, has a white stripe at times, and when she is stressed, she displays leopard like spots. Princess has a white stripe that shows a little, and she is shy. Yet, the two sleep near each other at night.
When focusing on bearded dragon care, it is extremely important that you spend time working with your dragon on a one-on-one basis to get him used to a diet that almost exclusively consists of vegetables. The time required and the difficulty of this process varies from individual to individual, but can take anywhere from just a few days to several weeks. If you do not have the time to devote to this process then it is best you consider choosing another pet.
Now, it’s time for soil. Choose a good organic potting mix. I like Organic Mechanics, but your garden center can suggest alternatives. Lay down a layer that’s a few inches thick, keeping in mind that you can always add more.
Other things that you should know include washing your hands well after handling your lizards, do not tease or annoy the animals, and be sure to keep the terrarium clean.