Woodhouse Reptiles

no barking, no fur, no stress....

Leopard Geckos

These nice geckos are one of the best starter reptiles and have easy care and maintenance.  They have lots of personality and like to come out of their caves in the evening to see if you are bringing them some treats.  They eat many types of insects, with crickets, mealworms, and superworms (dusted with calcium) the most common.  Mine also enjoy silkworms when available.  These geckos range from 8"-12" long and can live up to 20 years.  Leopards have a large variety of colour morphs to choose from which makes keeping and breeding these geckos very rewarding.  Warning: Be sure not to house two males together, as they will not get along.

  A useful caresheet can be found on ReptilesCanada:

http://www.reptilescanada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15332&highlight=leopard+gecko+caresheet

 I highly recommend this book:  "The Herpetoculture of Leopard Geckos" 

                                                by Philippe de Vosjoli, Ron Tremper, and Roger Klingenberg

Baby Leos - June 2010

Lucky laid eggs!!  - March 2010

Lucky laid 2 perfect eggs in her cocofibre laybox this week!  I plan on incubating them for female and have them in the hovobator now.  I considered introducing Helga to Cantelope and Lucky's cage, but Lucky demonstrated amazing aggression and defensive behaviour because of the eggs!  This was particularly entertaining to see little lucky try to beat up a gecko twice her size, since Helga is a giant.  Yay Eggs!  Maybe Cantelope figured it out after all... 

 

Lucky, hypo tangerine, Female - 2007

 Source: Breeder at Ontario Reptile Expo

Helga, hypo tangerine carrot-tail, Female - 2006

 Source: Private Sale Quebec

 

Canteloupe, male shtctb

Source: Amy Robert

Here's the newest leopard, a young male from Amy Robert.  He's paired up with Helga, and contemplating escape...