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    • #20667


      Hello I am currently a new owner of a leopard gecko (I’ve never had one until now) and I was hoping that someone who has taken care of them before, could give me some tips and advice. Thank you in advance!

    • #20674


      I have all info youll need. Wont be able to be on here til Tuesday. Ill post everything then!

    • #20676


      AB’s advice will be very beneficial for you. Also, be sure to check out the care guide on this site written by Critter Depot’s in-house zoologist (me).

      • #20732


        These care guides are the most accurate Ive found anywhere on the internet so far!

    • #20692

      Breana Fortney

      If you want to look me up on fb and shoot me a message (brea plunkett) I can help you out! I have 5 leos theyre my favorite

    • #20730


      Sorry it took so long. Haven’t been home much. A great youtube channel to learn all you’d need is here:

      This will be long so I can cover the main things you need now. If you have any question, please just ask!

      Supplies: (I can give links to all from amazon, if youd like)

      *at least a 15 gallon tank.
      *Ceramic heat lamp
      *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)
      *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) NO SAND.
      *sphagnum moss (can substitute with damp paper towel)
      *2-3 hides.
      *Feeder insects: Crickets, hormworms, Black Soldier Fly Larva, mealworms, Waxworms, Superworms, etc.
      *Humidity between 30-40%

      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 towl 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
      C = Calcium
      VM = Vitamins & Minerals
      I usually aim for 8-10 bugs, but as long as they eat at least 5, im happy.

      • #20738


        Everyday feedings for 0-6 months. Every other day for 6-12 months, every 3-4 days for over 12 months. Though If you see weight loss at every 3-4 days for adults, add a day of feeding.

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