The beauty of the Leopard Gecko was found in 1854 by a man named Edward Blyth, a zoologist that gave it the name Eublepharis macularius. The prefix Eu means good in Greek and blephar means eyelids, because Leopard Geckos are one of the only reptiles that indeed have eyelids. The Leopard Geckos’ known habitat is the dry, rocky parts of South-Asian Afghanistan, Pakisatan, North-West India, and some parts of Iran.
Leopard Gecko’s are also quiet docile reptiles and would be recommended from ages 7 and up. But, if you have a young child and you’re wanting to purchase a Leopard Gecko, I would not recommended it. Here are some reasons why:
- Leopard geckos are small; they only get to be about 8-10 inches in length; and they can be smashed easily.
- Like any reptile, they carry salmonella which can cause pink eye which is very contagious, so your little ones would have to make sure to wash their hand EVERY time after touching there pet.
- Third, if they get scared, they might drop their tail which would then grow back ugly.So if you are considering buying a Leopard Gecko, you so should but you should research them first so you can make them as happy as possible.
- Kylee Bresee