Leachie Leachianus Gecko
leachie gecko are nocturnal geckos from New Caledonia and are similar to Crested and Gargoyle geckos They are found in the rainforest and are extremely active during the night time hours but will sleep for many hours during the day.
They are the largest gecko in the world and reach sizes up to 17 inches. The require a large enclosure as adults and should be kept singularly or in 1.2 groups for breeding purposes.
Leachianus geckos are cold blooded and are known as ‘exothermic’– meaning that they need heat from an outside source in order to maintain their body temperature.
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Leachianus geckos live in a place with high humidity and so must be sprayed 2-3 times a day to keep the correct levels in the enclosure, we advise the use of a hygrometer.
HOUSING YOUR GECKO
Leachianus geckos enjoy an arboreal environment with plenty of space to jump around which they mostly do at night. Some geckos will be active during the day but as they are nocturnal, the majority come out at night and can be seen wide eyed and at their brightest colours enjoying the terrarium. leachie gecko
Leachianus geckos do best in a glass tank as they have a wet environment so wood often warps from the humidity.
There are many substrates available for Leachianus geckos, almost all being soil or natural fibre based. Which substrate you use is down to personal preference, don’t be afraid to try new things like mixing a couple of substrates together to get the perfect mix for your gecko.
Plastic plants or live plants can be used. Leachianus Geckos require UVB. Although they are nocturnal, they do have access to sunlight in the wild and so we do recommend a UVB source. Heating is optional and depends on the temperature of your house, however, preferably some heat should be offered in the colder seasons.
It is important to turn off lighting at night, and any heating which is used, so that your gecko can understand the natural light cycle and act accordingly. Geckos are a cooler species so those with a warm ambient may not require heating. If you are not reaching the temperatures shown above, speak to us about adding extra heating to your enclosure.