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    Smile Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    hi there I'm new to the site today! my son has a bearded dragon (eddie) and now my daughter wants a leopard gecko. I am busy looking for suitable houses for the gecko but need to know if a tall vivarium is the way to go, or if a long viv would be better? do they enjoy climbing or would ground space be more valuable to them? thanks in advance x






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    re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    they are both important but they do like to climb

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    re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    Quote Originally Posted by agama3000 View Post
    they are both important but they do like to climb
    Not true, I'm not a Leo owner but from what i've read on this site a long would be better than a tall. (no offence intended Agama)
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    re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    I thought that because they still climb,right

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    Re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    A longer enclosure is much better than a tall one.

    I thought that because they still climb,right
    Yes and no. Leopard geckos are a terrestrial species and will spend most of their lives on the ground. Like many other critters that are terrestrial, they will climb items if they are placed in their enclosure.

    Low level objects for cimbing and exploration can be used, but are not required.

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    Re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    Long is better to control temperature variations too. My male likes to hang out on top of his dry hide and my female always stays close to the floor. Please check out the caresheet- it is as big help! Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) Caresheet There is also one to help you with the Bearded Dragon, in case you need to make adjustments to your care. Welcome to the site! And to the addiction!
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    Re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    Hello, I would just get a 20 gallon tank with a branch in it and some hide boxes. I wouldn't get a baby leopard gecko from petsmart, but I saw some healthy babies from petco. I also saw some healthy almost adult, maybe juevenille, at petsmart. There's some moss at petsmart thqt you mist every day and putvinto a hide box to create a humid hide box. There are some healthy ones at petcity if they still have any. You can make a hide box by getting the deli cup that the leopard gecko comes in, and cutting a hole out of it. At first they won't use it, but later on, as they get used to their environment, they'll go into it a lot. Well, good luck.

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    Re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    Branches are really not a good idea for leopard geckos. While they may climb a bit they are not the most agile of climbers and branches will be risking a fall!
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    Re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    Welcome to HC! I hope you find all the information that you need.

    Here is a care sheet for both your babies.

    Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) Caresheet

    Bearded Dragon Caresheet (Pogona vitticeps)
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    Re: Do Leopard Geckos Like to Climb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cps View Post
    I wouldn't get a baby leopard gecko from petsmart, but I saw some healthy babies from petco. I also saw some healthy almost adult, maybe juevenille, at petsmart
    Any pet store would be hit and miss, you just need to do your research before you go in so you can pick a healthy one. Reputable Breeders are the best way to go but you can get good animals from pet stores.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cps View Post
    There's some moss at petsmart that you mist every day and put into a hide box to create a humid hide box.
    The moss is called sphagnum moss.
    Steve

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