A small fat-tailed lizard native to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, the Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) grows to a total length of 7-11 inches, can live for up to 20 years, and require moderate-sized caging. For up to 3 adults, terrariums should be 30“x 12” with screened top and varied heating. Reptile sand or other non-impaction-causing substrate, water bowl, a hiding place, and a branch or low climbing structure are essentials. Three adults mean one male and two females or three females: 2 males should not be housed together. If their environment is well prepared, they require minimal maintenance, involving quick feedings and cage spot cleaning. Care must be taken when handling as leopard geckos can drop, or detach, their tails. They’re quiet, don’t have an offensive odor, and are easy keepers. They come in a variety of colors and are an excellent choice for a beginner reptile pet owner.