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Considering getting a small pet that's more exotic than a cat or a dog? Learn the pros and cons of owning a rabbit, a teacup pig, an iguana, a gecko, or a guinea pig from the owners of the Squeals on Wheels traveling pet zoo in these videos.
Hello, my name is Jill Phillips, and I'm co-owner of Squeals on Wheels, a traveling petting zoo and pony rides. My name is John Phillips. We have horses, miniature horses. We have miniature llamas and alpacas, chickens, ducks. We have bearded dragons. Our website is www.squealsonwheels.us. Leopard geckos can make a great pet as long as you know what you're get into.They are not huggy, furry little animals like to be petted. They are interesting animals. They only require one size of an aquarium. They don't grow very big. They don't need to expand the size of their aquarium. They are very inexpensive, and you don't need special lighting, they are naturally nocturnal. They don't need UV light, which is quite expensive, and they are very easy to care for. When they do their droppings, they do their droppings back in the corner of the little cage. Easy to clean up — you don't have to clean the whole area of the animal's cage. When you feed them, they eat live insects such as crickets and worms, so if you are hesitant of picking up insects, you'd better think about other animals other than the gecko. Leopard geckos don't have any teeth, so if they do bite, which is only very seldom, they are not going to hurt you. Also, they are very good pets for individuals who have dander allergies. They don t have any germs. They don't drop off any of the dust and dander that tend to cause those allergies.