Adoption Details For Lemon Bear!

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Lemon Bear
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Date Created:
9/8/2022 9:28:19 AM
9 Year(s) 10 Month(s) Old
Primary Breed:
Leopard Gecko
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0 lbs

Hi! My name is Lemon Bear!

My previous family took me to a shelter because I was having some trouble with my mouth and eating. After receiving some care there, I was then transferred to the rescue to continue my return to health. I am happy and healthy now and eating like a champ! I am ready to find my forever home!

Fun Fact: Most Leo's have a favorite hide but I love all my hides and I love to explore too!

My foster family says 'Lemon Bear is a real gentleman, with a chill disposition and a beautiful yellow complexion. He is fairly calm with being gently handled and shows curiosity when action is happening around his enclosure - particularly in the evenings and mornings. :-) He is a good eater but prefers to be hand-fed and likes his meals to be wiggling!'

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!

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 an adoption counselor will reach back out to you!

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
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Blog [VIDEO] Is a Leopard Gecko right for me? Lizard Leopard Gecko
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