Why do geckos eat their shed skin?

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Geckos shed around every month in adulthood, and will often eat their shed skin. This is to gain back some of the nutrients they lose by shedding, and also to avoid being detected by predators in the wild.   Why do geckos shed?   Geckos continuously grow throughout their lives. They have a tough outer… Read more »

Can geckos lay eggs without a male?

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Female geckos are able to lay eggs without a male, but the eggs produced are unfertilised. Therefore, they cannot produce babies on their own. Some reptiles, such as the Asian water dragon, can reproduce asexually, without a male. Egg laying in geckos   Similar to birds, female geckos are able to produce eggs even without… Read more »

Why do geckos lick their lips?

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Geckos usually lick their lips because they are shedding their skin and need to loosen the skin on their face. However, it can also be a sign of a health problem such as mouth rot or metabolic bone disease, so you should check your gecko carefully for any other symptoms. Shedding   Your gecko licking its mouth could… Read more »

Do geckos bite?

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It’s quite uncommon for a gecko to bite, but they can if they feel threatened or are being territorial. Since they are quite timid creatures, its more likely for them to run off rather than attack.   Biting when threatened   Your gecko may become scared from sudden movements or sounds. They show they feel… Read more »

Which is the best lizard for a pet?

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  There are many different breeds of lizard, each with a temperament suitable for a house pet. But which lizards are best for a pet? Here is a list of the lizard breeds which are most friendly, behave the best around kids, and boast the coolest colours.     Leopard Gecko   Leopard Geckos are… Read more »