Range: Middle East and Asia from Iran to Pakistan and India.
Habitat: Rocky outcrops in desert and montaine regions.
Wild Diet: Insects including hardbodied beetles and other invertebrates.
Zoo Diet: Crickets, mealworms
They are a crepuscular species, most active at dusk while most of their day is spent under cover. Males are very territorial and will fight if kept together. Most Leopard Geckos eat their skin as they shed it.
Sexual maturity occurs at 2-3 years. Breeding season usually begins about March. The male will chase the female and may then mount from either side, often resulting in minor bites on the female's abdomen and tail. The eggs are laid in pairs about six weeks after mating, with some females producing up to 6 pair in a season. Eggs are soft shelled and laid in a hole dug by the female. Although they have been laid in pairs, the eggs do not hatch simultaneously. The second egg will hatch 30-36 hours after the first. The hatchlings take 2-4 hours to emerge. Usually both of the pair are of the same sex. The young will live off the remainder of the yolk for the first 2-3 days before beginning to eat insects. Sex in these geckos is determined by the temperature at which the eggs are incubated. More females are produced at temperatures from 80 to 84 degrees F., while more males are produced at temperatures from 86 to 90 degrees F.
Gestation: Incubation: 55-60 days.
Litter: 2 eggs, up to 12