what your pets need in case of an emergency

When you prepare for bad weather set to roll into town, you do take into consideration the things that your pets may need during power or water outages? If you haven't prepared for what your pet will need during emergencies, now is the time to do it. Our blog will show you exactly what you need to get for different types of pets to ensure that you have everything that you may need during emergencies when you can't get out of your house to make a run for these supplies. We will cover everything from basic needs to treating medical emergencies your pet may experience.

Getting Your Child A Leopard Gecko? 4 Things It Will Need When You Bring It Home


If your child wants a pet, and they're into reptiles, get them a reptilian pet that will actually interact with them. Get them a leopard gecko. One of the great things about leopard geckos is that they're extremely friendly. They're also easy to care for, which makes them the perfect pet for kids. Before you go out and find leopard geckos for sale, however, you'll need to make sure that you're prepared for their arrival. They like to move into their new digs as soon as they arrive. Here are four things your new gecko is going to need.

A New Home

When you purchase your new gecko, it's going to need a place to live. Geckos are quite happy living in dry aquariums. If you're only purchasing one gecko, you can start with a 10-gallon aquarium. However, if you're purchasing a young pair, and you want to give them room to spread out, you should purchase a 20-gallon aquarium instead. Be sure you purchase a screen cover for the aquarium, especially if you have cats. Not only that, but the screened cover will prevent the crickets from making an escape while your gecko is trying to enjoy its meal.

Proper Flooring

No new home is complete without the flooring, and that includes your gecko's new home. You'll need to add a layer of fine play sand to the bottom of the aquarium. You don't need to purchase special sand, but you do need to make sure that the sand you do purchase is extremely fine. You can pick up a bag of fine play sand from your local home improvement store.

A Heat Source

When it comes to geckos, they're a little fickle about the temperature. One moment they want to cool down and the next moment they're trying to bask in the heat. You can satisfy their need for temperature control by installing a gradient heat pad on bottom of their aquarium. These heat pads are attached to the exterior underside of the aquarium and provide varying degrees of heat. That way, your gecko can stay as warm, or as cool, as it would like. To install a gradient heat pad, turn your aquarium over, place the pad on the bottom of your aquarium, and secure it in place with tape.

Places to Hide

Geckos are nocturnal creatures, which means it's going to be up all night, and sleep most of the day. Because of that, it's going to want places to hide while everyone else is awake. While you're choosing the aquarium and the other necessary supplies, add at least one structure that your gecko will be able to hide in.


16 November 2017