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Low Maintenance Pets: Geckos

While pet geckos do require a particular type of enclosure when kept as pets – specifically a heated terrarium that has an indoor temp rate between 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit – they are still widely considered to be one of the world’s top low maintenance pet varieties.

With lifespans that could run as long as twenty years, geckos stand to be one of the most misinterpreted creatures in the animal kingdom, typically viewed as slimy lizards – which are descriptions that are truly far from the real non-slimy physical characteristics of geckos.

As nocturnal creatures, they don’t require a lot of exercise and upkeep, and can be given a steady diet composed of crickets and/or worms – two easy to find pet feed types in pet stores and pet specialty venues. With different types of geckos known to be – from “leopard” variety to the “green skinned” variety – potential pet owners can easily find a gecko type that fits with their pattern and color particulars.

Generally viewed as pets that are ideal for children 10 years old and older, persons with allergies to fur can find a companionable pet in a gecko, apart from greatly reaping from its low maintenance needs and particulars.

Though there may be issues pertaining to a gecko’s enclosures and dietary needs, they are – all in all – not all that difficult to maintain as pets, perfect for those who aren’t keen on keeping a furry buddy in the house, as well as ideal for those who are in search for an exotic pet that isn’t challenging to keep.
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