Leopard Gecko Facts

Wild Locality

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran & Iraq

Lifestyle

Terrestrial (ground-dwelling)

Diet

Worms, Insects, Spiders, & Scorpions (insectivore)

Habitat

Rocky Scrubs, Rocky Deserts, & Sparse Grasslands

Adult Size

~ 6-10” & 50-80g

Activity

Crepuscular (most active at dawn & dusk)

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Life Expectancy

~ 15-20 years in the care of humans (less in the wild)

Threats

Habitat Loss, Mining, & Importation

FUN FACTS

Leopard Geckos are one of the few species of geckos which possess fully functional eyelids! Like all gecko species, they can also lick their own eyeballs with their tongue, though the Leopard Gecko does not have to do so as often as others, since they can blink. Another unique trait that they do not share with other geckos is their inability to climb walls or trees, therefore the Leopard Gecko is a strictly terrestrial species. As with all geckos, when shedding their skin (usually in one or two large pieces) the Leopard Gecko consumes its own shed afterwards.

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