Just adopted leopard geckos, have some questions!
Hey guys! I just adopted two leopard geckos (mom and daughter) ages two and three. I had done some previous research and the people who I got them from we're not taking care of them properly. They are in a 29 gal tank with a heating pad under one side. It has three rocks and a shallow water dish.
(Apparently I can't post pics until I've posted five times... Once I figure out a way around it ill post a link to the pics)
Now for the questions! The daughters tail isn't as big as the moms, granted the daughter is smaller anyways, but still she doesn't seem to have a fat tail like the mom, is this an issue?
I also switched their substrate out (there was a mangy old carpet in their tank) for a layer of calcium sand with natural slate tiles, is this an appropriate substrate?
The only thing they had eaten before was dead mealworms, could this have hurt their health? I put gut fed calcium covered small crickets in the tank with them and they didn't quite know what to do with them (though I do believe the mom might have eaten one).
They have some dead skin built up around their toes, will keeping one of their hides humid be enough to solve that or do I need to go ahead and take it off myself? (I don't want to scare them after I just got them)
And last one! I also have a cap of calcium in the tank. Between the calcium substrate, calcium covered crickets and cap, is that too much calcium? (It has no D3 in it)
Thanks guys!! Any answers or tips would be highly appreciated! I want to be great home for them!
Also do they need UVB light bulbs? And how do you check the temp of the ground where the heating pad is?
Last edited by Cleo&Kiya; 12-19-2012 at 01:24 PM.