Leopard Geckos as Pets

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In this post, I am going to tell you what you need to get your leopard gecko and how to take care of it. They are great pets for beginners.

  • Taming

It’s pretty simple on how to tame your gecko. For the first couple days, show it your hand. After that, start picking it up. If it squirms, do the hand things for a couple more days.

  • Shopping
  1. A cage
  2. Food: mealworms, crickets, butter worms, etc.
  3. Heat lamp or heat mat
  4. Calcium powder and powder dish
  5. Water dish
  6. Food dish
  7. Hideout (It’s better to get 2. One where the heat is and one where there’s no heat.)
  8. Plant (Optional)
  9. Thermometer
  10. Reptile carpet, sand, woodchips, etc.
  • Handling

These geckos are delicate little creatures. You have to be very careful with them. To pick them up, slide your hand under their belly. Let it examine you and crawl around. Don’t take it out to long. Ten to fifteen minutes is the most you should take it out per day.  Always be careful of the tail because it stores all their fat and nutrition. Also, try not to scare, or it will drop its tail which is not good.

NEVER LIFT IT UP BY THE TAIL!

  • Vacation

What do you do with your leopard gecko if you’re on vacation? If you are gone for one to four days, feed it before you leave, and fill up its bowl of water. For five days and more, you need someone to take care of it. To be courteous, clean its cage beforehand. Give them the food, and make a checklist on what they need to do.

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  • Fun facts about leopard geckos
  1. They are nocturnal (They sleep in the day and wake up at night.)
  2. Unlike most lizards, they have personalities.
  3. Their fat tails store their nutrition and fat.
  4. After juvenile geckos shed, their pattern is always a little different.
  5. Leopard geckos can get up to ten inches.

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As you can see, leopard geckos are great pets.

Helpful supplies:

Leopard Gecko Guide

Hideout

Calcium Powder

Cage

How Did the Great Depression Start?

 

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Men waiting in line to get free food for their families.

 

The Great Depression lasted over ten years devastating the world! The stock market crash, also known as “Black Tuesday”,  made people scared. A couple days later, the economy crashed, too. Everybody rushed to the bank to get their money out, but the bank didn’t have enough cash. Just like everybody, the banks had invested a lot of its money in stocks. Many of banks closed. In the USA, 25% of the population lost their jobs.

 

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A man selling apples for a living.

 

Now let’s get to the real question. How did The Great Depression start?

After World War I, the economy was booming! People took loans that they couldn’t pay back. No one cared. It was “The Roarin’ Twenties!” People bought new gadgets like washing machines and radios. They also bought stocks in companies. The prices got higher and higher as they were sold from man to man. People couldn’t pay back their loans, so the economy and the stock market crashed.

Thanks for reading!!!

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I love the co-op that we do for homeschool!!

Every Wednesday, we go to a church to do co-op. The parents volunteer to teach the classes, and we get to be in them!! Several classes are offered at each period.

At the first period, I have Fun With Clay Polymer. Every week we make a farm animal. Our teacher bakes it and gives it to us the next week.

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We’re making frogs!!

The second period I have NaNoWriMo. Mom teaches that class. In November we are going to write our own novels!!

After the two classes, we have lunch. Once we are done eating, everyone plays Infection, which is like tag. Some people, including me, have walkie-talkies for Infection.

My next class after lunch, third period, is DIY. We make lots of projects. For example, salt dough, which is play doh. Also, we made bracelets.

My last class is Imagine and Play, also taught by Mom. Every week we get different supplies such as boxes, ropes, PVC pipes, tape, and more. With those, we can make whatever we want.

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