Exo Terra Leopard Gecko Starter Kit (18x18x12)
The Exo Terra Leopard Gecko Starter Kit makes setting up an enclosure for your new pet leopard gecko easy! This kit comes with most of the components necessary to give your new pet a good start.
This kit includes:
- Exo Terra Natural Terrarium Small/Low (18” x 18” x 12”)
- Exo Terra Day/Night LED Fixture, Small
- Exo Terra Heat Mat, 8w
- Exo Terra Sand Mat, Small
- Exo Terra Terrarium Thermometer
- Exo Terra Water Dish, Medium
- Exo Terra Reptile Cave, Medium
The Exo Terra Leopard Gecko Starter Kit does not come with a thermostat or UVB. We recommend also purchasing the following:
Additional decor such as extra caves, artificial plants, and climbing branches, is recommended.
The Exo Terra Leopard Gecko Starter Kit is a suitable size for juvenile leopard geckos, but you will need to upgrade to a larger enclosure as your pet nears adulthood. Leading leopard gecko experts recommend 40 gallons (36"L x 18"W x 18"H) or larger as long-term housing for leopard geckos.
Leopard Gecko Care Tips:
Scientific name: Eublepharis macularius
Family: Leopard Gecko’s belong to the subfamily Eublepharidae or eyelid geckos
Distribution: Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and part of India
Average hatchling size: 3-4 in
Average adult size: 7-10 in
Average life span: 10-25 years (some individuals even live longer)
Housing: Exo Terra’s Natural Terrarium Small/Low is suitably sized for young leopard geckos. For best results, do not house multiple geckos together.
Substrate: The Sand Mat simulates the compacted substrate in the leopard gecko’s natural environment. The Sand Mat should be replaced every 3 months, or as needed. The more often waste is spotted and removed, the longer the Sand Mat will last.
Decoration: The Reptile Cave Medium is a nice decorative hideout for your leopard gecko to hide and sleep in during daylight hours. For best results, add additional hiding places and things to climb on!
Lighting: Leopard Geckos are mainly crepuscular, meaning they’re most active during dusk and dawn. The energy efficient Exo Terra Day & Night LED Fixture provides optimal light for viewing pleasure as well as to simulate a 12-hour day/night cycle.
Heating: It’s best to create a daytime temperature gradient by heating approximately 1/3 of the floor space (88-94°F) by placing the Exo Terra Heat Mat Small on one side of the terrarium floor, so 2/3 will remain cool (80-82°F) – keep the nighttime temperature at an average of 68-72°F. Additional heating (like the Exo Terra Ceramic Heater) may be necessary if temperatures fall below the recommended range.
Water: Always provide your leopard gecko with fresh, clean drinking water in the Exo Terra Medium Water Dish.
Although this kit comes with a basic leopard gecko care guide, we recommend giving the following articles a read as well:
How to Care for Your Leopard Gecko
- Leopard Gecko Lighting
- Leopard Gecko Diet (The Best Insects For Your Leopard Gecko)