Leopard geckoes can be found throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Northwest India and Pakistan.
Leopard geckos are usually found in dry and semi-dry desert regions and arid grasslands.
Leopard geckoes usually prey on a variety of different invertebrates including scorpions, centipedes, spiders, and beetles.
Adults usually reach lengths of 6 or 7 inches but on rare occasions can get longer.
Females prefer damp, humid environments for egg laying. Clutches almost always consist of two eggs, although a healthy female may produce as many as six clutches per year. The eggs are incubated at 82 degrees Fahrenheit and hatch between 45-53 days. Hatchlings are about 85 mm in length. Leopard geckos reach sexual maturity at around 18 months. Leopard geckoes are subject to temperature sex determination.
Leopard geckoes are nocturnal, sheltering under rocks or in burrows during the day. Leopard geckos are a ground-dwelling species but will climb rocks and branches where they can easily absorb heat. As with other reptiles, these lizards shed periodically. Interestingly, this species eats the sloughed off skin.
In captivity, this species has a life span of approximately 22 years.
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