They’re not the most popular pet, but they are super cool. Just like every pet, they need to play games and have some fun. So, which toys would be best for them?
Hey, I’m Katie. I love all animals; small or big, furry or scaley. I honestly believe that they all deserve to have a healthy, happy life.
Having a leopard gecko, as well as exciting, comes with its own set of challenges. One of these includes keeping them entertained.
I’m here to help – I’ve searched through all the toys so that you don’t have to.
Caring for Your Leopard Gecko
If you’ve been a gecko owner for a while, you’ll have noticed that they’re very commonly called leos.
You’ll also know that, despite being extremely cute, they are very curious. They love to be played with, handled and be entertained.
To ensure that your gecko is very happy you should handle them from the very beginning, communicate with them, and give them lots of treats.
If you care for, play with and handle your gecko properly, as well as giving them a correct diet, you’ll have a happy owner and a happy pet. They can live for up to 20 years.
I understand you can get busy during the day -with work and sleep and other commitments. A way to make sure they’re happy is with toys. Here are our top choices.
Top 10 Best Toys for Leopard Geckos
1. Reptile Hammock
Well, one of the the best things you can give a gecko is something that emulates its natural surroundings.
This hammock not only gives your beloved pet somewhere to sleep but also somewhere to climb and survey.
This wonderful hammock is made from natural seagrass, handwoven and has a completely natural look.
What’s better? is that it’s completely easy to install and can be positioned wherever you want it, courtesy of the suction cups and durable bonds.
Your lovely gecko will surely be happy with this hammock, it really is a must-have. I love how versatile and useful.
2. Bendable Branch
It’s super important to make your gecko’s habitat look natural, but also gift them with things that they can climb on, hide under and make their home.
I absolutely love these bendable branches; not only can you place them on the ground and let your gecko friend move them about, but they also come with suction cups which makes them super easy to attach to the glass and hang down.
Basically, you can recreate the look and feel of a jungle, giving your geckos somewhere to climb and hang from. It will make them feel at home, keep them active and help them to have a little bit of fun.
They measure at about 6feet, and have a super natural look and feel to them. These are another must-have for your gecko’s home.
They’re also super easy to incorporate into their home, and switch around if you feel like they’re not in the best place.
3. A Hide and Seek Cave
Everybody loves a good game of hide and seek, and geckos are no different. This cute little reptile cave is perfect for your gecko.
After all, everyone likes their private area, somewhere to relax and stay out of the way. They might even want to play a little game of hide and seek.
To make sure your gecko is really happy, incorporating a cave which they can not only climb on, but also sleep in and rest in, is super important.
Again, this cave looks super natural, giving your gecko somewhere that the can retreat into, and return to their natural habitat.
It’s not too large, taking up just the right amount of space. However, there are different sizes available!
4. The flexible jungle vine
What could be better than something that combines fun with décor?
This incredible jungle vine looks incredible, making your gecko feel like they never left their natural habitat.
Yes, it looks incredible; adding something really unique and special to the environment. It also is super fun for your gecko to have in their environment.
With all the twists and turns, your gecko will have hours of fun – swinging, climbing and resting on the funky shapes.
It’s 2m long, and is perfect for all geckos – give them a little treat and completely enhance their space.
5. A Decorative Pier
This one is a little less practical, it’s a pier which will give your gecko something to climb on, and sunbathe on.
It might not be as natural looking as the other options, but your gecko will love it.
With the groovy steps and added little pillars, they have areas that they can climb on, and hide under.
It can act as both a cave and a platform to sunbathe on.
This is a really great little feature, perfect for all reptiles – including your tiny gecko.
They’ll love having a designated area to sunbathe on and relish in.
6. The Skull Cave
Ah, I talked about the beauty of a hide and seek cave, but what about a skull one? This one is more for decorative purposes, and adds something really fun to your gecko’s home.
So, if you’re aiming for a ship-wrecked type of look in your vivarium, this would be perfect.
Don’t worry, it might look kind of scary but it is completely harmless. It’s made out of durable poly resin material, so should do no harm to our pets! It will add a cool, gothic look to the habitat, though.
I know, this is a list about gecko toys – how is this scary skull any fun for them? Well, they can climb, hide and explore this spooky cave. With the multiple entries and exits, this really is perfect for any home.
Also, it looks really fragile but it is very robust, one less worry – even when your gecko is running on it.
7. Fun Dish
The fact is, leopard geckos are very straight forward, they’re perfect as first reptile pets, they don’t require copious amounts of space, and you can leave them completely alone.
Yes, toys are nice, and attention is necessary, but what they really need is food, water and cleaning.
So, why not really make their home sparkle, and their feeding time become fun with this awesome looking dish!
I love the look of this a lot, and had to include it in the list. It will blend in with the environment perfectly, and just looks very realistic!
Not so much a toy, I appreciate that, but it will add a bit more enjoyment to the habitat.
8. Reptile Hammock Lizard Lounger
Owning a gecko is super fun, they’re really cool creatures that will provide you with endless enjoyment.
Do you know what else is fun? Decorating their vivarium.
You can make it look like a lost jungle, which is where this lounger comes into play perfectly.
This great little accessory really looks the part, and will enhance the space wonderfully.
Not to mention, your gecko will love climbing and hanging out on this lounger. It might even give your pet the chance to test out their balancing skills.
It’s made up of 100% natural sea grass and is designed for animals who love to climb.
So, a combination of incredible décor and a great play spot? I’m on board.
I know I mentioned a lounger earlier, but this shape may be a little easier to attach to their vivarium, making a cool bridge like feature!
9. Artificial Plants
I’ve expressed the importance of making the space look natural, and these natural looking plants will really help with this.
You want your gecko to feel completely at home – somewhere they can relax and play, without any anxiety.
This artificial plant feature is also great for hiding food in, giving your pet the perfect opportunity to test out their hunting skills and keep them occupied.
I love this plant, because the detail in the leaves looks amazing!
The weighted base should also stop your gecko toppling it over. It’s a win-win.
10. Exo Terra Dinosaur Egg Fossil Ornament
I think I may have saved my favourite for last!
The look of this ornament alone is fantastic! It offers a pre-historic element to your gecko’s habitat.
It’s designed to help reduce stress for gecko’s, by providing a covered place to hide.
Imagine the scene, your gecko crawling out of a dinosaur fossil egg!
Why not swap where you place it, and see what your gecko loves the most?
This really is a perfect little toy, especially if you’re looking for something that’s unique!
With these very simple suggestions, you can be sure that you have the most amazing habitat for your gecko.
It doesn’t matter if you’re at work, sleeping or just busy – you never have to worry about your adorable friend being bored.
What’s better? These toys are super cool and add to the natural look and feel which your gecko will want.
I hope these suggestions helped you out a little bit.
Do you have any toys that your gecko loves, that we could add to the list?
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