Leopard Geckos and why breeders like them

Leopard geckos are a very popular gecko in the reptile market. It is hard to find a reptile show or pet store that does not offer them. They are easy to care for and come in many exciting color morphs.

We asked breeders this one question. What makes keeping leopard geckos special to you?

The answers rolled in and we are thankful to all who participated!

Ron Tremper of

Ron Tremper

For me leopard geckos are a form of living art with a wide pallet of possibilities. Many people have discovered their magic. They are easy to keep and breed and the market is still expanding worldwide. The future is strong for this species of gecko. For 31 generations I have enjoyed making the gecko mutations that I think will interest other hobbyists. It’s a challenge that has many rewards.

Marcia McGuiness of Golden Gate Geckos:


Although I work with 6 gecko species, I love working with Leopard Geckos because they are beautiful, simple to care for, require no lighting, are a manageable size, live a long time, and are easy to tame. They each have distinct personalities, and always seem to have a smile on their faces!

Daidra Salyers of Leopard Gecko Lair:


I love keeping leopard geckos for many reasons. I love the leopard gecko’s temperament and also their personality,which are all different in many aspects. I also love the variety of colors they come in, because they all look beautiful. Finally, the number 1 reason I love keeping leopard geckos, is the whole breeding process, the genetics behind each morph of leopard gecko which is being produced and being able to watch the babies being born and growing into adults.

Summer Johnson of Celebrity Geckos:


We have a true appreciation for leopard geckos and a genuine passion for what we do. They are unique and wonderful animals, each with their own distinct personality. It’s great fun to love and care for them. For this reason, leopard geckos make rewarding and loving family pets!

James Dunn of Okeechobee Reptiles:


For me keeping leopard geckos was out of my control. I started with just one and by the time I realized what was going on I had thirty. Leopard geckos as a rule are docile and easy to take care of but display a wide variety of colors only rivaled by colubrids and ball pythons. I guess it was the mad scientist in me that brought me to where I am today. I love seeing what is going to pop out of the incubator next.

What about you?

Why do you like leopard geckos, what makes them special to you? Tell us below in your comment!

Photo in the lead image is taken by Malt Geckos

What do you think?

Written by Matthew

I've been keeping odd pets since I was 14, keeping and breeding a variety of species from viper geckos to poison dart frogs. Now living in Georgia, working in online advertising.


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  1. we made a post as well about this question. We hope it will soon be online 🙂 Regards Kenny at my blog you find a interview with Alberto from A&M Geckos

  2. I like Leopard Geckos because they make a great dorm pet! They are easy to care for and also very amusing. Geckos aren’t a common pet among anyone else I know directly, so it’s pretty cool to have one. I love animals and I always need to have a companion, so being at school without my cat or my dog was pretty bleak for me. But then I read about Leopard Geckos and they seemed like the perfect pet for me! And so far, this has proven true =]

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  4. I like leopard geckos because it they love to be held, they are so easy to take care of and it is so cool to watch them eat

  5. i like leopard geckos because they are really cute,easy to care for and make great pets for everyone

  6. i like geckos because i like geckos and leopards. they are ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooo cute.

  7. I love leopard geckos, they are awesome, anyone can take care of them, as a Totally blind person, I have raised 2 of them, lost one 6 months ago, and he was 8 years old, looking forward to raising another one really soon. they are awesome pets!

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