Healthy Leopard Gecko Tail – How It Should Look
Now, here’s a something that many people may be unfamiliar with. The healthiness of a leopard geckos tail, and what factors make it a heathy tail, or unhealthy tail. Through this article I will go through all the factors you as an owner should know and be looking out for on a daily basis. So here we go, how to look for a healthy leopard gecko tail.
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What does a healthy leopard gecko tail look like?
A healthy leopard gecko tail should look fat and plump. The tail should start off as the same size as the body, just behind the back legs, but then start to get thicker about half an inch further down the tail.
The skin patterns and tone should stay the same throughout the whole body. This means the texture and colour should continue down through the tail. Usually a difference will be clearly visible, so you should definitely be able to distinguish between a healthy tail and an unhealthy tail.
Please don’t confuse and unhealthy tail, with a slightly discoloured tail. Commonly leopard geckos tails can be a different colour to their bodies. As look as the plumpness of the tail is visible, then your leopard geckos tail should be healthy.
How to keep a leopard geckos tail healthy?
Leopard geckos need to have the correct varied diet. Offering your leopard geckos. Varied diet which includes all the vitamins and minerals it needs to remain healthy. Crickets, Mealworms and Dubia Roach are thought to be the best foods for a leopard gecko.
As well as foods, make sure their water bowl is filled at all times. Dehydration of one of the top reasons a leopard gecko become ill or unwell. Bathing in water also kills any harmful parasites, which is THE main cause of disease and infection for pet leopard geckos.
Keeping a close eye on the temperature of the enclosure, in both the cool and warm end, will help to keep your leopard gecko in the healthiest condition possible. A geckos body and immune systems will work best when at the optimal temperatures.