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    Quote Originally Posted by LeopardGecc View Post
    My only problem is, I sometimes feel guilty when buying from a breeder (There is nothing wrong with them at all, this is just my opinion), thinking of all the homeless pets. I would so love to save a life, I just don't think I could handle it if another gecko died in my care. So I would love to adopt, but I would be so paranoid. And Pie, the leo I got from PetSmart looked perfectly healthy and even got over her illness, and then a genetic defect popped up and killed her. But then I think, a perfectly healthy gecko from a wonderful breeder could have a genetic defect pop up out of the blue, You just can't tell. I just don't know what to do at this point. Am I making sense? Thanks again for reading, guys.
    I am also completely terrified for my other female (Fig) now. I feel like rushing her to the vet every time she does something out of the ordinary. And I know that's silly, I'm just so paranoid after my other leo.
    Sometimes rescuing carries consequences.

    No need to panic. If Fig does something unusual, let us know.
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    Thank you so much Elizabeth

    Fig should shed soon, hopefully she will feel better after that. I think I will contact the gecko sanctuary and see if she will ship. Thank you so much guys, I don't know what I would do without you all!
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    LOL honestly I don't know if I will end up with another leopard gecko or an african fat tailed gecko at this point. I did find a breeder called Redwood Exotics and adored one of their little ones for sale. But I was a little iffy, I hadn't really heard anything about them. So if anyone knows anything about the, please share. I'll post a picture of the little one I liked. She is labeled as a super snow eclipse (I don't know if you need hets but 50% tremper albino) coming from their melanisitc snow line. But just curious, this one looks very young, I would say two months old. I thought it wasn't safe to ship them until they were a certain weight? Once again, thank you all so much for helping!Screen Shot 2018-09-03 at 9.22.33 PM.jpg
    Do you all think she looks healthy?
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    To find out about Redwood exotics, check faunaclassifieds.com and look at the BOI. The gecko does look small and young. After you find out about the breeder, if you're still comfortable with them, ask them what the hatch date is and whether they plan to ship immediately or to wait.

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    Hello all! Just wanted to give an update, I haven't been as active as I would have liked. So, big announcement... We have a new family member! Something popped up, and I ended up not going with an african fat tailed gecko, but it is another leopard gecko. Since I couldn't decide on a rescue or one from a breeder, I decided to meet in the middle. She is from a breeder, but she was being sold as a pet only because of some kinks in her tail. She is about three months old I believe? I'll have to check. She is a super snow murphy patternless with a het for eclipse, apparently nicknamed a "super platinum". She is beautiful! Attachment 46024 She isn't exactly as pictured but that wasn't the breeder's fault; I think it was the lighting. So far, she has settled in wonderfully. When we got home, I was a little bit shocked! She climbed out slow and nervous, and then zoom! She was quickly exploring her new home. She was walking through her calcium and water, climbing over things, through things, under things, and getting stuck all over the places. But it wasn't really like she was scared running around, no fast breathing, no tail wagging or anything, it almost seemed like she was just so happy to be out of her box and run and explore. I had to completely move stuff around and change things out till I was confident she couldn't get herself stuck anywhere. After almost three hours of exploring and getting stuck, she finnaly fell asleep in her warm hide and slept until I came at the end of the day to spray her humid hide. That night I put some food in her bowl, not really expecting her to eat after shipping stress. I came back in the morning and she had licked her bowl clean! That was thirteen mealworms! So that is pretty much where I am now. And by the way, I am going crazy with names! There are a few I was liking.
    1. Andromeda - This is the galaxy closest to us, and she reminds me of space with the white and the grey. I would probably shorten it.
    2. Sirsee - This is another word for surprise that originates down in the south where I am from. I thought it was cute since she surprised me in both the looks category and personality!
    3. Mallomar - Just a childhood treat I loved. It's a marshmallow with this graham cracker stuff dipped in chocolate. This would continue the food theme I have going on, too!
    Any other suggestions are appreciated! I'm stuck!

    So anyway, I think I have ranted for long enough. So excited, I hope she lives a long and healthy life in my care!
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    And how long until she should start pooping regularly? I know this is probably normal, but since all of Pie's problems started with not pooping this just makes me nervous. This is her second night with me.

    I was watching her eat, and the biggest dubia roach of the batch crawled onto her neck and down her back. When it was about halfway down her tail she went into the hide where I can't see her. Do I need to fish it out or will she catch it? Also just reference for if it happens in the future. Thanks!!
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    Congrats on your new gecko. It can take awhile (maybe even up to a week) before pooping happens. Try not to worry. I also wouldn't worry too much about the roach. The attachment didn't work so see if you can find another way to post the picture because I'd love to see her.

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    Thanks! Does this work?20180925_185425.jpgDo you think her colour will change much with age? I can't tell.


    I feel so bad! I went in to check on her but I couldn't see her so I just lifted the lid of the humid hide just to the point where I could see her, but the paper towel in the lid fell on her. I lifted the lid all the way off to get the paper towel when I realized she was shedding! I was going to just put the lid right back on, but she moved at an angle where I couldn't put the lid on without smashing her. She just went to her warm hide with her shed still on her tail. I quickly put the lid back on and left, hoping she would go back to her humid hide without to much stress!
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    Pretty gecko! Given her size and coloring, I think this is her final "look". Don't worry about the shedding. They don't have to be in their humid hides 100% of the time they're shedding. If you notice some stuck shed, just pull it off.

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    Hello everyone! Sorry this took me so long to reply to, that's my fault. I think the name for now is Sirsee, by the way. Not positive yet though. Shedding went well, she went back in her humid hide when I left and did very good with it. I also held her for the first time last night! It went fairly well. I just held her over the tank for a little bit, and she walked along me, pretty chill with it all. The only thing I am worried about is her hunting. I've noticed that if I try to feed her from a bowl, she seems pretty overwhelmed with all the food at once and quits quickly. So I've been tong feeding her. But she seems to be having some trouble. I will hold the tongs completely still, and then she will strike an inch to the left, then maybe bump into the wall and then try again. I have to give it to her though, she is persistent!

    And I will start a progression thread for her once I decide on a name. Hope I'm making sense, thanks!
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