SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eublepharis macularius
HOUSE NAME: "Rupert"
HABITAT: Desert habitats and arid grasslands throughout the Middle East.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
Leopard geckos are insectivorous but are not dedicated to a single insect for their diet. They have been known to eat scorpions, centipedes, spiders, and beetles
The leopard gecko usually has a base color of yellow with irregular black spots on its back and a white belly. Their colors are variable, and breeders have expanded the color ranges possible in this species to include a “yellow phase”, “chocolate”, and albino versions. The juvenile pattern tends to look more like cross bands than spots of the adults.