Likes: Snoozing in his warm cave and hunting for bugs
Leopard Gecko’s are from Asia and can be found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and
North West India. They inhabit dry, rocky grasslands and deserts.
They are primarily insectivores but will sometimes eat very small mammals such as
a baby mouse. Ringo loves to eat meal worms and crickets.
These Gecko’s can store excess fat in their tails so that they can survive when
food is scarce.
They have around 100 teeth which they are able to replace every 3-4 months.
When they shed their skin they usually eat it straight away. This could be so that
it is not left behind to show predators that a gecko is nearby.
If they are attacked they are able to detach their tails and run away. The detached
tail can continue to move for up to 30 minutes which keeps the predator distracted
from the escaping Gecko. This can be very painful for the gecko but the tail will
eventually grow back.
Ringo is a very calm and friendly lizard and loves gentle handling.