Goliath the Leopard Gecko Proves That Lizards Make Great Pets

Leopard geckos are one of the most fascinating species of lizards, and they make unexpectedly great pets. Goliath the Leopard Gecko is one of the most popular representatives of his species, and his videos on TikTok and Instagram attracted millions of views.

Goliath “Gogo” the Leopard Gecko was adopted by Ignatius “Iggy” Wirasakti in 2016 and he’s making him company during his time at college. His owner is a biology student and a passionate wildlife photographer, who mostly specializes in herpetology (reptiles and amphibians) and entomology (insects).

Goliath became a huge hit on TikTok after Wirasakti decided to open an account for him, and he’s now followed by 1.4 million people, while his videos attracted over 16 million likes. His adventures are a joy to watch, and he’s always in the mood for new shenanigans, even though he enjoys spending most of his time chilling inside his heat mat.

If you find Goliath adorable and wish you could have a pet just like him, we’ve got some good news for you. As far as pet lizards go, leopard geckos are the second most popular species, behind bearded dragons. They’re easy to find due to extensive captive breeding, and the fact that they can live up to 20 years makes them a pretty popular pet with people of all ages.