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Q: how much are leopard gecko supplies and the lizard

July 17, 2009 | By Anonymous | 3 answers | Expired: 1816 days ago

Anonymous

please help

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Jessica P.
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Jul 17, 2009

Any PROPER reptile set up is expensive. That said a leopard geckos because of their size is probably close to the least expensive reptile to start and keep. You will need AT LEAST a 15 gallon tank ($40+), heating rock ($25+), Heating lamp and bulbs ($50+), sand substrate (a few bags at about $8 ea), water dish ($15+), plastic (or real) plants for your lizard to hide in ($8 + ea), top for the tank ($20), live crickets (0.12 ea...every couple days approx 5-10), you may also want cricket dust (but not needed) ($10) to add vitamins to the crickets...leopard geckos costs anywhere from $15-$40, depending on the store/dealer. These are all just estimated prices, some are probably cheaper and some are more. If you are looking for a fun to have reptile, leopard geckos are not the way to go, they hide usually under a rock or water dish all day, and hardly move at night. Some are get mean (snap and bite at anything that moves).
Of course more expensive reptiles are a better "pet" the best "pet" reptile is the bearded dragon (which need AT LEAST a 55gallon tank and more crickets...) but they have personalities, are tame and usually friendly.
Good luck. PLEASE PLEASE research A LOT before getting any reptile!

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GuineaPig
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Jul 17, 2009

it depends on what pet store you purchase your supplies from... i never owned a leopard gecko, so i cant really say how much it would cost.

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jessie
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Jul 18, 2009

you need a 10 gallon tank, sand, heat lamp, NEVER use a heat rock they can over heat your lizzard and burn the belly, water bowl,screen top , about 10-16 crickets aweek, cricket dust or have the pet store dust them for you, a hiding rock, and a another rock for cool side of tank, if you hold your gecko from day one he will not bite, I have 7 and none bite.your cost about 150

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