Lighting A Cage For A Leopard Gecko
Heating is The number one requirement when it comes to preparing a cage for a leopard gecko. Without heating, cold-blooded creatures, such as these, are unable to move around or hunt, will have a weakened immune system and might not be able to digest food properly. So: heating is important. Once you have heating for your leo figured out though, you be wondering what you’ll do about light.
Leopard geckos are nocturnal, but of course we’re not, so it’s important for us that we’re able to see our pets at least for some of the day. The other consideration is that leos need a day-night cycle like they would get in the outdoors. That way they can live in captivity like they would in the wild: hiding out and resting during the day, and coming out to feed and be active at night.
If your heating scheme includes a heat lamp, then of course