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How long do leopard geckos live? What You Need to Know

How long do leopard geckos live? What You Need to Know

Leopard geckos are popular pets due to their cute appearance and easy care requirements.

These reptiles are native to the dry, desert regions of South Asia and the Middle East, and have been domesticated for decades. 

If you're considering adding a leopard gecko to your family, you may be wondering how long these adorable creatures typically live.

The lifespan of a leopard gecko 

Leopard geckos have a lifespan of 10-15 years, with some individuals living up to 20 years with proper care. However, it's important to note that their lifespan can be affected by a variety of factors, including diet, habitat, and overall care.

"While the typical lifespan of a leopard gecko is 10-15 years, with proper care and nutrition, however, the oldest recorded leopard gecko was a staggering 32 years old, demonstrating the potential for these animals to greatly surpass the average lif…

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Do leopard gecko’s tails grow back?

Do leopard gecko's tails grow back?

Leopard geckos are a popular reptile species kept as pets. They are known for their distinctive leopard-like spots and their ability to lose and regenerate their tails.

This behavior, known as caudal autotomy, is a survival mechanism that allows the leopard gecko to escape predators by dropping its tail and distracting the predator while it makes its escape.

But the question remains: do leopard gecko tails grow back after they are lost?

The short answer is yes, leopard gecko tails do grow back. However, the regrown tail, known as a "regenerated tail" or "replacement tail," is not the same as the original tail.

What to expect? Dropped tail

When a leopard gecko loses its tail, a process called wound healing begins. The stump of the tail, known as the "break plane,"

seals off and forms a scar. Over the next few weeks, cells at the break plane begin to divide and differentiate, fo…

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Do Leopard Geckos make good pets?

Do Leopard Geckos make good pets?

Yes! They make excellent pets for beginners and more experienced owners alike. I have found them to be amazing pets to watch and learn from, each with their own personality. 

They are an easy species to feed and keep and make amazing display animals in a naturalistic arid environment. 

I have found them to be easily held even by small children as they are fairly sized, not too big, or too small as adults. 

Depending on the personality of your gecko they may like being handled, so not so much. You can work on this with lots of handling over time. 

Just be gentle with them and allow the gecko to dictate how long they will be handled and how they interact with you. My geckos all love climbing up t-shirts to get to your neck and find a hot spot to sit at. They will sit there happily for nearly an hour without moving around too much

What makes leopard Geckos good pets?


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