What supplies do I need for a gecko?

What supplies do I need for a gecko?

Shopping list for your leopard gecko

  • Vivarium.
  • Canopy.
  • Daylight and/or night-time bulbs.
  • Heat rock or heat mat (and thermostat)
  • Thermometer.
  • Live insect food.
  • Feeding rock.
  • Vitamin supplement.

What do you put in a gecko cage?

Your Leopard Gecko’s set up should include:

  1. A vivarium.
  2. Heat mat.
  3. Basking lamp.
  4. UV lamp.
  5. Infra red heat lamp.
  6. Hygrometer.
  7. Thermometer.
  8. Suitable substrate and hides.

What decor does a leopard gecko need?

A leopard gecko needs at least two hides: a warm, moist hide, and a cool, dry hide. Do not limit yourself to two hides, however. If possible, add more — like a warm, dry hide. People like having options, and leopard geckos do, too.

Do geckos need a heat mat?

Leopard gecko tanks need a heat and light source to simulate the temperature and light differences between night and day. The best option for this is a heat lamp and a heat mat combo. Without both, leopard geckos can get too cold and are eventually unable to maintain the correct body temperature.

Do geckos need a heat lamp?

Geckos only need heat at night, but during the day they need both lighting and heat. This can be achieved with a mix-and-match combination of several different lighting and heat lamp combinations.

Can I put fake plants in my gecko tank?

Fake plants will eliminate any light requirements and will not need watering. If you decide to choose live plants, make sure they are not toxic to your leopard gecko.

Do geckos need a basking light?

Leopard gecko lighting at night should be different from lighting in the day. Geckos only need heat at night, but during the day they need both lighting and heat….Leopard Gecko Heating.

Area Temperature Range
Warm Side Day: 89 to 94°F Night: 84 to 90°F
Cool side Day: 75 to 80°F Night: 68 to 75°F

Do geckos need a UV lamp?

While Leopard Geckos don’t need UVB to survive, UVA/UVB light has been shown to greatly improve the immune system, health, and wellness of all reptiles, both diurnal and crepuscular.