Adoption Details For Lemon Bear!



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Name:
Lemon Bear
Animal Id:
8363
Date Created:
9/8/2022 9:28:19 AM
Age:
9 Year(s) 10 Month(s) Old
Type:
Lizard
Gender:
Undetermined
Primary Breed:
Leopard Gecko
Spayed / Neutered:
No
Secondary Breed:
Microchip:
Primary Color:
Yellow
Markings:
Secondary Color:
Pattern:
Weight:
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!

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
Lizard
Breed
Leopard Gecko
Introduction
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
Beginner
Difficulty Notes
Basking Temp
94-97
Ambient Temp
90-92
Lowest Temp
70-77
Temp Notes
Diet
Insectivore
Diet Notes
UVA Intensity
Desert
UVB Intensity
Low/Occasional
Ferguson Zone
1
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.
Substrate
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.
Humidity
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
Blog [VIDEO] Is a Leopard Gecko right for me? Lizard Leopard Gecko
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