||2 Year(s) 1 Month(s) Old
Hi! My name is Pepper!
I was surrendered to the shelter because I was sick. I was suffering from a vitamin A deficiency and I had injuries from being housed with another gecko. The other gecko was also eating most of the food.
I am recovered now that I was transferred to the rescue and allowed to eat and heal and considered 'special needs'. This means that my health will always need to be monitored to ensure that I am on a healthy path through my life. Because I wasn't handled much, I am still getting used to being held but I am getting better each day. But I am a great eater now that I can eat all my food!
So a little about me, 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, 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 importantly, I need to be house all by myself. We do not cohabitate, even if another gecko is the opposite gender. It's a no-no and something that I have already been through, and I almost lost my life because of it!.
Check out this link to learn more about me and what I need > https://www.completecritter.com/leopard-gecko.html
If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and you will be contacted to set up a date!
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR ANIMALS. We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.