Adoption Details For Cheeta!

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Animal Id:
Date Created:
9/6/2023 10:43:16 PM
3 Year(s) 10 Month(s) Old
Primary Breed:
Leopard Gecko
Spayed / Neutered:
Secondary Breed:
Primary Color:
12469, CW, R2, K2
Secondary Color:
0 lbs

Hello! My name is Cheeta and I am looking for a new family - could it be you? I am a pretty happy little lizard and like to relax and chill with my family. If cared for right, I can live up to 20 years and grow as long as 10 inches! I may be a small lizard but I'm a big commitment. Unlike other geckos, I don’t have sticky fingers to climb up walls. I am fairly delicate but hardy so I can be handled gently, though if scared I can drop my tail. This means I lose my fat reserves. It will grow back but it's better if I never lose it in the first place. A fat tail means that I am healthy! I am nocturnal so I like to eat and socialize in the evening with my people. I am also an insectivore, which means I love eating a variety of bugs! Most important, I need to be housed all by myself. My breed does not cohabitate, even if another gecko is the opposite gender. It’s a no-no! I was brought to the shelter for emergency boarding and unfortunately, my family was not able to reclaim me. That's okay, I am in the loving care of the rescue and ready for my forever home. Maybe with you? If you would like to get to know more about me, just click the Application button below my profile to ffill out the super quick application and an adoption counselor will be in touch! PLEASE NOTE: 1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time. 2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California. 3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.

Quick Reference Guide

Animal Type
Leopard Gecko
Leopard geckos are a crepuscular, ground-dwelling lizard native to semi-desert and arid grassland areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. They are 7-10″ (17-25 cm) long, with females generally being smaller. In captivity leopard geckos are known to live long lives: 15-20 years on average.
Difficulty Notes
Basking Temp
Ambient Temp
Lowest Temp
Temp Notes
Diet Notes
UVA Intensity
UVB Intensity
Ferguson Zone
Lighting Notes
A typical leopard gecko does best with a fergusson zone of 0.5 – 1.5 however albinos should be limited to 0.5 – 0.7.
Enclosure Size
Medium Terrestrial
Enclosure Notes
A low flat enclosure with lots of ground space to roam is best. Enclosures of 36" wide by 18 inches deep and 12 inces high are a good a readily availalbe starting size.
Sand/Soil Mix
Substrate Notes
Dry substrates that wont hold on to too much humidity is preferred. never use calcium sand or any sand that has dyes.
Low (0-30%)
Humidity Notes
Leopard geckos should have an ambient hunmidity of 30-40% but also access to a humid hide of 70-80% so that they can self regulate. This is especially important to promote good shedding.

Animal Reference Material:

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Animal Care *SBRSC Leopard Gecko Information Guide for Adoption Lizard Leopard Gecko
Animal Care Leopard Gecko Care: Housing, Feeding and Handling Lizard Leopard Gecko
Animal Care Lizard UVB Lighting: What you need to know! Lizard
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