Leopard Geckos are categorized as Lizards. Lizards are cold-blooded reptiles and belong to the Squamata order. Leopard geckos are four-legged, have visible ear openings and of course movable eyelids.
For most of them, lighting and temperature are very important factor. The temperature of their environment should be an exact match to their natural habitat.
While a tarantula would be fine in a small tank, a 5-gallon fish tank will give it plenty of room to roam round. While you may think a large tank would be ideal for the tarantula, the animal is quite used to living in burrows or tree hollows. A space that is too large will actually cause stress to the animal. The ideal habitat should be three to four times the size of the tarantula. You should be able to fit three to four of the same size tarantula inside the terrarium. That will provide plenty of room for the spider to explore, yet not too much as to cause stress to the pet.
Place a good base of bedding on the bottom of your new reptile tank. Calcium sand, aspen bedding and reptile bark all make good bedding choices for reptile Terrarium s. But speak with your local pet store or read more about the species of reptile pet you plan to house, so you know for sure what he/she will like the best. It is sensible to use bedding that is easy to replace when cleaning time comes around. Tropical moss, bark chunks or leaves provide an interesting addition to the base bedding as long as they are thoroughly cleaned before being placed into your reptile Terrarium team building.
A box with an opening large enough for the gecko to fit into should also be provided. The box should contain damp paper towels and be moist. Note that the reptile might also use this box as a nest box to lay eggs, or as a hiding place. A shallow water dish should also be inside the enclosure. The dish needs to be cleaned and Terrarium workshop refilled with water daily. The water from this dish doubles as a place for the animal to drink and as a source from which water can evaporate into the air to make the enclosure humid.
Mix some gravel and charcoal pieces together to form a shallow layer on the bottom of the vessel. I like to buy decorative gravel at a garden center with supplies for terrariums. You might find stones in attractive natural colors, brightly colored crystals, or tiny pebbles that can be layered. Charcoal is a must, and you can either get it at your garden center or any pet store that sells aquariums. Charcoal is a natural fungicide. The layer of gravel mixed with charcoal will help maintain proper drainage as well as keep any odors at bay.
If the reptile has any respiratory disease or problem, you will remark that its eyes will be swollen. In this case there will be mucus formation around the eye area.