There are many factors that contribute to the proper growth and good health of a leopard gecko. Aside from housing, temperature, and feeding, one must also provide the proper humidity. Humidity is needed for skin shedding, an important part of their life cycle. Humidity, a moist box, and observation can make the shedding process easier for the gecko.
You need to make sure that all objects in the Terrarium Workshop are “soft,” with no sharp edges. Tarantulas are great climbers, and if they fall on anything sharp, they can die.
You have a lot of options when it comes to selecting plants. If you want plants that will be very hardy and very durable you should consider using succulents or cacti. They generally have a very high tolerance for sunlight and do not need a lot of watering. (You can let the soil dry out before watering it again). They also generally require very little pruning or maintenance. So they are a good choice for younger children – just avoid any cactus with dangerous or harmful spikes and thorns.
Another blooming requirement is bright light, but that doesn’t mean hours of direct summer sun. Too much direct sunlight can cause sunburn and scalding for orchids. Inside, you can experiment with windows, especially those facing south or you can use the Terrarium workshop or enclosure approach where you can place fluorescent lighting.
The two females are GiGi and Princess. Gigi is the dominant one, has a white stripe at times, and when she is stressed, she displays leopard like spots. Princess has a white stripe that shows a little, and she is shy. Yet, the two sleep near each other at night.
Now, it’s time for soil. Choose a good organic potting mix. I like Organic Mechanics, but your garden center can suggest alternatives. Lay down a layer that’s a few inches thick, keeping in mind that you can always add more.
Aquatic turtles can make great pets, but not for very small children. Children should also be taught that turtles can carry disease, so they should not put them in their mouth.