Afghan Leopard Gecko


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Afghan Leopard Gecko
(Eublepharis macularius afghanicus)

The Afghan Leopard Gecko is a subspecies of the Common Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius). It may be found in parts of southeastern Afghanistan along the Kabul River and streams, in addition to the Hindu Kush Mountains. It inhabits rocky deserts and sparse grasslands but tends to avoid sand. It is carnivorous and eats a diet of small insects, such as crickets and roaches. The Afghan Leopard Gecko is generally smaller and has a more striped than spotty appearance compared with other Leopard Gecko subspecies. Like other Leopard Geckos, it is sometimes kept as a pet. The average lifespan of the Leopard Gecko is ten to twenty years in the wild. In captivity, they may live to over twenty years under good care.