Mack Snow Leopard Geckos (Eublepharis macularius) are one of the very few gecko species that have eyelids. These geckos are hugely popular as pets, and are available in a wide range of colours and patterns.
Where is the Mack Snow Leopard Gecko from?
In the wild this leopard gecko is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and north-west India in dry, rocky grasslands and desert areas. They spend the hottest part of the day hiding under rocks, and emerge at dawn and dusk to bask, feed, and interact with others geckos and animals.
Mack Snow Leopard Gecko Diet
These geckos eat invertebrates in the wild, and in captivity are quite happy on a diet of crickets, mealworms, locusts, cockroaches and calci worms; waxworms may be fed as a treat, but are extremely fatty, so should not form the greater portion of the diet. It’s impossible to completely replicate the wild diet, but the wider a range of food that’s presented to them, the healthier and happier they will be.
Why do these geckos make the perfect pet?
These particular leopard geckos are long lived, docile, good to handle and very handsome – an ideal pet to any reptile fan.
How should I keep my gecko?
In keeping this particular gecko, you will need to try and replicate the warm and dry environment it’s used to. This can be achieved by using an undertank heating pad or tape. A simple low-watt light can be used to replicate daytime. Leopard geckos are active at night, but do not need lighting for this.