Switching Your Leopard Geckos Surroundings
Leopard geckos’ natural habitat is in the desert regions of the world. However their surroundings must never be just plain sandy desert-like environment only.
What does that mean? It means, leopard geckos must be caged in a friendly, lively, and cozy environment, instead of a dull and quiet surrounding.
Aside from the hides, substrates, and the gecko itself, what do you think the tank needs to make it lively and liveable? Yes, designs and backgrounds.
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Yup, you can actually create designs for your leopard gecko tank. You can either buy hides with matching design to put inside the tank. Make it like a theme of the month. Then make the ambience depending on your theme, along with the proper lighting.
This setup is actually optional for you, but it can help your leopard gecko feel happy and it can actually make the environment a bit personalized for you.
Aside from the lighting and hides, you can also use a matching substrate for your theme. Just don’t use sands as of yet especially when your leopard gecko is younger as it can cause impaction when the gecko accidentally swallows it. If you use a paper substrate, you can color it to match your theme.
Also, create a background for your leopard gecko’s tank Here is a cool one: Universal Rocks 30-Inch by 18-Inch Ledge Aquarium/Reptile Rigid Foam Background. There are tons of them! Personally, mine like rocks and stuff as a background. Once you are done with your background, you can just tape it outside the terrarium with the background facing your gecko. It will look as if your gecko can see it but cannot touch it. And there you go. It could create a beautiful design and background for your lovely gecko. And don’t forget, it’ll be an enjoyable view for you and other visitors, too.
Though most leopard geckos get stressed when environment changes, doing a switching once a month keeps them happy. Just so you know, leopard geckos are naturally a wild creature, and they really like feeling like they are in the jungle or in the desert. Plus, they want adventure too. And it pretty adds to the adventure, you know, switching surrounds for your lovely gecko. However, so as not to stress your leopard gecko, make sure it is not done quickly, and when I mean quickly I mean at one go, or like you would suddenly remove the gecko, change environment, and get him back. Not like that, or else it could get terrified and stressed. You can do this slowly, maybe one piece of change at a time, until everything is brand new.
This must be the case so that the gecko would have ample time adjusting to its environment. Would you feel comfy in an abrupt change, say you moved houses? Most of us would say no, so yeah, that’s the case with the leopard geckos too. Let them blend in first before you switch them. Just make sure whatever design you’re changing them into is a comfy one and still gives them the basic things such as heat and right humidity.