7 Leopard Gecko Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

So, you’ve already tackled the essential things your leopard gecko needs, what’s next?  Now it’s time for the fun stuff (or time to level up some of your items or decor.) We’ve collected some of our favorite leopard gecko accessories.

Leopard Gecko Accessories

Reptile Harness with Wings

Can we all just take a moment and admit we love our lizards because they look like tiny dragons?  Here’s a way to let your lizard’s inner dragon out. 

Leopard Gecko Leash with Wings

If you want to take your gecko out of its enclosure for some exercise and want to make sure it doesn’t bolt or get away from you, you can use a harness and leash.  It works for dogs, why not lizards?

This amps up the normal leash and adds some wings (and a bit of fanciful attitude.) Like most leashes or harnesses, this will work best with an adult gecko.

XS is the best size for a leopard gecko.  You can check the best fit for other lizards in the sizing chart provided in the product description. 

With a 6 foot leash, you’ve got room to let you pet run and exercise, without getting too far ahead.  Even with a leash, we’d advise caution taking your leopard gecko or similar sized lizard outside.

If wings aren’t your thing, you can opt for a regular reptile leash.

Pet Pen

Want to take your leopard gecko out of its enclosure but afraid it’ll get away?  No problem if you have a pet pen.  You can let it run loose and get some exercise without worrying about it skittering away or getting lost.  There’s enough room for you to sit inside the pen with your pet and hang out together. 

Small Animals Tent,Reptiles Cage,Breathable Transparent Pet Playpen Pop Open Outdoor/Indoor Exercise Fence,Portable Yard Fence
Small Animals Tent,Reptiles Cage,Breathable Transparent Pet Playpen Pop Open Outdoor/Indoor Exercise Fence,Portable Yard Fence

This is great for when you first bring your lizard home and want to spend some time with it, but are not sure how it will react.  It’s a help for training and bonding safely.

These pet pens are collapsible and portable, so you can move from room to room or take it with you.  It folds down flat for easy storage, and folds up into a small handbag.  There are a variety of colors to choose from, so you can match your decor and style.

Related Post:  What to do if your leopard gecko escapes

Hide and Step Ledge

Every leopard gecko needs at least two hides (one on the warm side and one on the cool side of the enclosure.)  If you’ve got enough room, this step ledge and hide does double duty.  Leopard geckos aren’t the best climbers.  Okay, they hardly climb at all; but even the most terrestrial lizards can make it up these stairs!

Hide and Step Ledge

There are 3 sizes available.  The medium size measures 7″ x 9″ x 3.25″, and should fit well in a 20 gallon or larger tank.

Fancy Oasis Water Bowl

Every leopard gecko enclosure should have a water bowl.  Why not let your little lizard drink in style?

Reptile Platform Artificial Tree Trunk Reptile Tank Decor Food Water Dish Bowl

This bowl measures 7.1 x 6.3 x 3.9.  The is a small “cave” that may double as a hide for smaller lizards (or snakes.)

Related Post: Do Leopard Geckos Drink Water?

Humid Hide

Here’s a reptile hide that is designed to add some humidity to the tank, and in particular into the hide itself.  This would be great for shedding time, especially if your gecko has trouble getting off all of its old skin.

Leopard Gecko Humid Hide

The water seeps through the pores in the terra cotta dish and adds humidity to the hide below.  This would work best on the warm side of the tank to build up the humidity.  

Burrow Hide

In the wild, leopard geckos may burrow to find a safe place out of the desert heat.  Here’s a cool idea for a hide if your tank is set up and large enough for it.  It’s a sculpted burrow that fits against the side of a glass tank.  Your leopard gecko can burrow “underground” and you’ll still be able to see it.

Leopard Gecko Burrow Hide

Since the “burrow” is underground, when you place this on the bottom of your tank, the entrance will be slightly elevated, so you need to plan a way for your gecko to get in. 

Note this would take up a good chunk of space in an average 20 gallon tank, so make sure your enclosure has enough room before ordering.

Reptile Hammock

You could also try a reptile hammock

Leopard Gecko Hammock

Our leopard gecko would rather hang out underneath than climb on top and bask. You may have a different experience with your leopard gecko if you want to give it a try.  Just be sure not to put it too high so your leopard gecko can climb on and give it a try.

Wrap Up – Leopard Gecko Accessories

Weather you want a tiny dragon, a safe place to spend some time with your gecko, or to level up your enclosure and decor, these accessories will deliver.

While we’re focused on leopard geckos in particular, most of these may also work well for other lizards, snakes, and amphibians. 


H. Evan Miller is the founder of the Leopard Gecko Habitat. Like many young boys, he developed an early fascination with dinosaurs, and by extension, reptiles. He’s been keeping reptiles as pets since he was a kid (we won’t count the decades) and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm, experience, and knowledge on the topic. You can read more about his ongoing adventures with science, technology, and a couple of curious kids over at https://STEMtropolis.com.

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