You’ve decided to take the plunge and buy a leopard gecko, but now you need to find somewhere to buy one, and it can be hard to know where to start.
There is an option to search on Google or on classified websites such as Gumtree and Preloved which can be a good starting point for finding people who sell either young or older leopard geckos in your local area, and Morph Market which is a global classified website specifically geared towards captive-bred reptiles.
If you don’t want the long-term commitment of buying a baby leopard gecko (they can live up to 20 years in captivity!) then buying an older gecko from someone on a classified ad could be the option for you. I would not recommend buying from a chain pet store such as Pet Smart, Pets at Home etc.
I have no experience in having leopard geckos shipped to me, but there are some important things to look out for when choosing a breeder, so I spoke to Caitlin from Leopard Geckos London – a UK based reptile enthusiast and ethical breeder, to answer some questions about this, which I have written in a separate post here.
Highly Recommended Breeders
The breeders mentioned below all come highly recommended from other leopard gecko owners I have spoken to, and I will keep adding to this list as I become aware of more.