Friday, October 12, 2007

leopard gecko

The scientific name is Eublepharis macularius .The leopard geckos favorite food is crickets and mealworms. The life cycle is that the female mates, goes and find a good place for the eggs, digs a hole, and then buries the eggs. She scampers off and in two to three months the eggs hatch and in two to three days the young start to hunt. The leopard geckos' life span is about 20 years in the wild, and about 15 years in cages. The leopard geckos live alone most of their lives, except when mating.Their tail is filled with fat and they munch on it when they can't find food. They're nocturnal animals, which means they are active during the night. The leopard gecko has a movable eyelid. When they are attacked they can make their tails fall right off their bodys. The habitat for the leopard gecko is warm areas with rocks for shelter. It's geographic range is in southeast Asia and Pakistan. In our class the leopard geckos' habitat includes water, food, rocks, and shelter. I also have one.

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