The Leopard Gecko
Genus/species: Eublepharis macularius
Overall the leopard gecko reaches a length of about ten inches
Distribution and Habitat
Leopard geckos are found in Afghanistan, northwestern India, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq.
In the wild they eat other lizards, insects, spiders, and scorpions.
They may live about 20 years in captivity.
They are neither threatened nor endangered.
With eyesight comparable to a cat's, geckos can see better than any other lizard whose vision has been studied.
Leopard geckos reach sexual maturity in 16 to 25 months. Their breeding season runs from January through September. Young females lay one to three clutches of one to two eggs each in their first breeding. With age, they can produce up to five clutches per breeding season.