Are Red Lights Really Bad for Leopard Geckos? [Not Exactly]
Gecko | Care | Facts

Are Red Lights Really Bad for Leopard Geckos? [Not Exactly]

To this day, I still catch wind of some reptile enthusiasts harping about how red lights are either completely safe to use on their own or extremely dangerous for leopard geckos. However, even in their best intentions, neither of those statements are one hundred percent true or accurate! Generally speaking, using regular red lights for…

Why Do Leopard Geckos Lick Their Lips? Should You Be Worried?
Gecko | Behaviour

Why Do Leopard Geckos Lick Their Lips? Should You Be Worried?

Lip-licking leopard geckos: it’s not exactly a popular topic within the reptile-keeping community. But it’s definitely something worth discussing―especially since it could be a sign that your gecko is at great risk of getting extremely sick! As a general rule, labial or lip-licking is normal behavior for leopard geckos in the context of the following…

Do Geckos Eat Their Own Poop? [The Science of Coprophagia]
Gecko | Behaviour

Do Geckos Eat Their Own Poop? [The Science of Coprophagia]

When the word “poop” pops into our minds, we generally associate it with negative things: it’s stinky, unsightly, and just disgusting. Nothing about poop screams appetizing! But some animals surprisingly see poop as food―is your gecko one of them? Did you see him eating it? Generally, geckos are not recognized as intentional poop-eating or coprophagous…

Ceramic Heater vs Halogen For Leopard Gecko: Which is Best? [11 Factors]
Gecko | Care

Ceramic Heater vs Halogen For Leopard Gecko: Which is Best? [11 Factors]

Halogen heat lamps and ceramic heat emitters have long existed outside the reptile-keeping community. But with the ever-growing push towards the use of halogens in leopard gecko tanks in recent years, ceramic heaters have steadily lost their popularity―even becoming infamous. So are halogens really better than ceramics and do ceramics deserve such a bad reputation?…