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I love Leo’s, so I try to stay on top of the morphs. lol.
Here’s the guide i made and use:

~at least a 15 gallon tank.
~uva/uvb bulb (no higher than 75w) and/or vitamin D3 powder (A lot of people use both, including myself)
~Calcium Powder (will add pictures of feeding/dusting schedule)
~Ceramic heat lamp
~Reptile Heat Mat
~Surface thermometer (sometimes comes with heat mat)
~Temp & Humidity Gauge (they have some that have both)
~Water Dish
~Calcium Powder dish (can use cap from a bottle)
~Substrate (coconut fiber, reptile carpet, slate, tiles, shelf liner, newspaper, paper towel)
sphagnum moss (can substitute with damp paper towel)
~2-3 hides.

Set up/Details:
~Warm side should be between 88-93 (about 90, goal) degrees on the tank floor.
~Cool side should be your room temperature in the 70-76 degrees. 30-40 humidity, tested on cool side.
~Heat mat goes on one side (substrate on top). Covering no more than half the tank.
~Hide positions: one over heat mat and one on cool side. You will also need a humid hide (i set this in between warm and cool side (with moist moss or paper towel inside, keep moist. Some people only put this hide in when shedding starts, i always keep one in. You can use a tupperware with a hole cut in it. Use tape to cover sharp edge or sand down with sandpaper)
~Water on cool side. (always keep water in tank)
~Put calcium dish wherever you want, but always leave it in tank.
~UV lamp (if you choose to use) over side with heat mat.
~To clean use reptile scoop or paper towel. (geckos ‘go’ in the same spot, so its easy)

SCHEDULE BELOW: Ages 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and over 12 months
I usually aim for 8-10 bugs, but as long as they eat at least 5, im happy.
Everyday feedings for 0-6 months, (calcium, 5 days a week, vitamins the other 2 days). Every other day for 6-12 months, (calcium every feeding except once a week vitamins) every 3-4 days for over 12 months, (calcium every feeding, vitamins twice a month). Though If you see weight loss at every 3-4 days for adults, add a day of feeding.


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