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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I am getting a leopard gecko off a breeder who has to give up breeding for abit, as she is moving...anyway, I have been doing all kinds of research, but just wanted to know who here has them and what tips or things do you suggest?




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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 10:10 PM
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I have one.... but I really don't have any kind of tip... heh

This is a good caresheet, though...
http://www.herpcenter.com/showthread.php?t=6982

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Awww, how old is yours? Does he or she have a name?

I am going to that site now, I wanna do as much research as I can!

I went to pick my gecko today.The one I will be bringing home is an adult male, he is a retired breeder.I think his name is Bear.Anyway she had 3 leopard geckos and my cousin took one and out of the 2 that were left,a male and female, this is the friendliest.He likes to be handled and likes my head in particular!He just likes to sit up there!! The female is a little nervous and high-strung.The guy I am getting is also my friend's favorite...and I can see why!I cannot wait to bring him home!He is such a cutie!!





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Mine is a female, and her name is Cleopatra (I call her Cleo). I've had her for about 1.5 years now, she was young when I got her, not completely grown up, but almost. 8)

Bear sounds like a sweety... Cleo is weird, she doesn't likes to be picked up, but likes to climb up on my hand... lol. She also hides most of the time, but on feeding days she's out and looks at me till I feed her... lol. I just remembered this other site that also has some good info on leos:
http://www.crestedgecko.com/lg_care.htm


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*warning* This is not helpful in anyway, at all.

There was a gecko in my bathroom. I named him The Devil and he ate the souls of the condemned,(when they star out that word, it makes it look a whole lot worse then it is 8D) by which I mean ants and moths that are abundant in my bathroom.

He scared me real bad because I first found him on the edge of the bathtub, and I SWEAR that thing was dead, a broken neck. His eyes buldged and black, clouded over. How I stared at those lifeless eyes. He was big. My whole body froze over. Imagine coming face to face with a dead freaky lizard.(he was see-through as are all the geckos in florida)

Came in again, he was gone, thought my dad got rid of him (was too freaked out to do it myself)
but NO he was ALIVE waiting for me on the window, peering down at me, his eyes now a golden color, with black pupils.
It was the SAME gecko, I stared at him the enough the first time to know.
Even freakyer, he moved, but I never SAW him move. One instant he's be up a window, next he's doing that weird gecko curve body thing.

The Devil lived in my bathroom.
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Fubie, thats a funny story...I laughed at it...by the way where is the little devil now?

Padfoot, thanks for showing me a pic of Cleo, she is a beautiful gecko...also thanks for the other link.I also just found a gecko only forum which is pretty good too!I have heard that the females prefer to be handled more then the males, but the breeding pair that my breeder has, Bear and the female (dunno her name)...well Bear is more sweet and likes to be handled, while the female is skitzy and nervous...I guess it all depends on the gecko in particular!





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I have a few leos, they're fun little guys. My male Smiley likes to pretend he is always starving to death and come running to the food bowl any time I walk by his cage.



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What a cute gecko! He is such a cutie! How old is he?

I will be bringing Bear home tommorrow, I am so excited!I will post pics as soon as I can...I won't take any for a few days, until he settles...he is going to be stressed enough from the move.

What substrate do you use??I see papertowels in the pic.I know lots of ppl use them.





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I'm not sure how old he is, I bought him as an adult at the local reptile expo. I've had him a year. I'd imagine he's around 3ish.

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Fubie, thats a funny story...I laughed at it...by the way where is the little devil now?
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Outside terrorizing the big juicy moths by our door step light.
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tile is a good substrate just dont glue it to the cage (so you can pull tiles out and clean them. it looks nicer than papertowels do and its pretty easy to clean i dont have a leo yet but i do have 2 bearded dragons on tile
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tile is a good substrate just dont glue it to the cage (so you can pull tiles out and clean them. it looks nicer than papertowels do and its pretty easy to clean i dont have a leo yet but i do have 2 bearded dragons on tile
Tile, huh!? I never thought of that.

I use coconut fiber for my leo.





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coconut fiber?!! you know having youre leos on coconut fiber is a bad idea when they eat or just smell their surroundings with their tongue they can ingest the substrate and possibly become inpacted...a solid substrate is way way way safer..like shelfliner,tile,papertowels,reptilecarpet etc etc.... why risk it?

i have lots of babies.....so i just wont list them at the moment but ill eventually put pics here...
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STOP impaction and bacterial infections in leopard geckos and bearded dragons!! it can be prevented! use solid substrates like tile,newspaper,slate,shelfliner,newspaper,or reptile carpet...save a reptiles life! there may only be a 10-50 percent chance of them getting inpacted but why take that chance??????
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I know nothing about this but...what about a bath mat - the kind you put in the tub so you don't slip? I used to use that for my bunny so she could get footing and it was easy to pick up and clean.

Sorry to butt in on a subject I am clueless about...I hope I don't sound too nuts.

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I use desert sand with my Leopard geckos and decorate the tank with flagstone. It looks nice and natural, I'm not much for substrate like paper towels etc. I just can't imagine it being comfortable for the geckos.
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