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Dolt
03-03-2006, 10:19 PM
Can anyone tell me the care of these gaints? I'd love to have one... Are they the basically like a crested gecko, but with bigger tanks?

Thanks,
Mike

al gecko
03-08-2006, 09:52 PM
They are a nocturnal animal that requires a good bit of space once the reach around one year in age. I keep all of my leackies in a medium critter keeper until that age. My adults are housed in an 18x18x36 tall cages. I do not house them together they tend to be territorial. (Other people may dissagree) I never thought it was worth taking the chance. There care is very similar to crested, as far as diet, they eat baby food(fruits) crickets, pinky mice when they get older, ****roaches, fresh cut fruit. I mainly feed mine baby food with vitimin d3 mix. And the occasional pinky. Heating is very easy. A MAXIMUM of 85 in the middle of the basking area. The rest of the cage 75, or room temp, and nighttime temp can go to 65. They need plenty of hiding places and things to climb around on. Hope this helps let me know if you decide to buy one I have a few juvi's for sale now.

Yoda5515
03-14-2006, 08:08 PM
Hey al, how much are your leachies?

al gecko
03-14-2006, 08:16 PM
I have four for 1900$

Haroldo
03-14-2006, 10:56 PM
It depends on the size of the leachie that will dictate size of tank. I currently keep a henkeli in an Exo-Terra, but full grown she will need at least an 18"x18"x36" tank. They are a bit more "intolerable" than ciliatus, but can tame down. Lots of cover via foliage, cork bark and maybe even bamboo. Provide humidity and a basking spot and you're good to go.