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 Identifying A Reputable Leopard Gecko Store 
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Identifying A Reputable Leopard Gecko Store
by: Michael Corben

For the lizard lovers, the popularity of the leopard gecko is steadily increasing. These nocturnal reptiles originated in Central Asia. These varieties of lizards are flexible and have the capacity to grow and live in the most unforgiving environments. While these lizards can easily survive in the wilderness, holding them in captivity is a completely different story. Before you rush to the neighborhood pet store to get yourself a leopard gecko, it would be best to do some research in order to identify the criteria of a reputable leopard gecko store. Continue to read this article and you're on your way to being more knowledgeable about the breed of leopard gecko. Digging on with some of the basic facts about leopard gecko breeding will help you understand more why it will not be wise to purchase leopard geckos from pet stores.

Although there are a lot of pet stores that sells geckos, pet stores is not always the best place to buy one. Most of the time pet stores get their animals from suppliers. More often than not suppliers do not personally breed and hatch their animals. This doesn't necessarily mean that they're sinister, but it does mean that there are a lot of important details they are not able to keep an eye on. And these are the things that could be important in determining the survival of your new pet. This is the reason why reptile lovers would prefer to buy their exotic pets from breeders, rather than from pet stores.

Since these pet stores get their animals from other people, there is a great possibility that these leopard geckos are taken from the wild. If this is the case then purchasing this leopard gecko is certainly not a good idea at all. Not only does this cause danger to the existing wild population, this could also present health hazard both to your pet and to your household.

Purchasing your pet from a reputable breeder will give you an assurance that what you are getting is a healthy pet. Reputable breeders are the ones who bred and raised them, and they are aware of a lot of things pet store owners may not know anything about. In general, the life expectancy of a leopard gecko will considerably reach up to twenty years. Certainly you will not want to deprive yourself with the chance of spending more time with your pet by not carefully picking out your lizard. Therefore, for you to be able to purchase a leopard gecko of best quality, forget the pet shop and head on to a reputable breeder.

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