Ray Roehner began collecting and studying reptiles and amphibians at the age of five. When he was 14, he worked in the animal labs of a major cancer research hospital where his interest in animals, and in particular high quality animal care and husbandry, nurtured his desire to work in the animal field. His subsequent science degree, coupled with his certification as an animal technologist, put him on the career path to manage the animal research efforts of two major companies in cancer and diabetes research. His love for reptiles continued and he became fascinated with leopard geckos, studying them and developing a high quality care program based on the many studies he designed and conducted to develop cutting edge care protocols to produce and maintain leopard geckos of the highest quality. He felt a calling to write this book so he could share his work and knowledge with others in order to further the hobby and most importantly to him, to benefit the well-being of the animals that he so truly loved.
Beloved Gecko: The Amazing Bunnyman
Many years ago, I purchased a Sunglow male leopard gecko from reptile breeder Garrick DeMeyer. I loved this gecko from the first time I saw his picture online, and knew I had to have him. When he arrived, I was ecstatic, as he was just as beautiful as in the picture. He was about 80g when he arrived, and was quite terrified to say the least. I named him Sunny, because of his brilliant yellow orange coloration.
The Leopard Gecko Advisor Talks about Lighting and Eggs
Ray Roehner, the Leopard Gecko Advisor, is responding to questions that come up in our comments section. If you have a question about leopard geckos, post it in the relevant comment section and we will consider using it in a future Leopard Gecko Advisor column. More
Advice from the Leopard Gecko Advisor: Shipping, Males and Females
I want to ship to leopard geckos today from Los Angeles to Clearwater Florida. It will be 66 degrees in LA. Do you think I need a heat pack? I am afraid they will get too hot later. More
The Leopard Gecko Advisor Answers Your Questions
Introducing Ray Roehner, author of The Leopard Gecko Advisor and owner of Designer Geckos, the first commercial storefront in the world dedicated to leopard geckos! Periodically he will be answering questions about leopard geckos that readers send in. Here is his first installment: My Leopard gecko hasn’t eaten in a month and I’m worried I always […] More