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MushuSpyro
11-18-2013, 07:52 PM
Someone I know mentioned that having a big amount of space can stress a gecko out? And in particular slow the recovery process? (Said gecko was treated 3-4 months ago for parasites, but is taking a while to recover)

cricket4u
11-18-2013, 11:16 PM
Someone I know mentioned that having a big amount of space can stress a gecko out? And in particular slow the recovery process? (Said gecko was treated 3-4 months ago for parasites, but is taking a while to recover)

Perhaps if the leo has a bone fracture (limited mobility), enclosure is half empty and/or not heated properly. Otherwise larger space is irrelevant to healing.

MushuSpyro
11-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Okay, thank you for the reply. I am downgrading Spyro to a smaller vivarium ( 18 or 24 inch). She's currently in a 4ft long viv. It's harder to keep it warmer with this colder weather, despite over head bulb and heat mat.

cricket4u
11-19-2013, 03:05 PM
Okay, thank you for the reply. I am downgrading Spyro to a smaller vivarium ( 18 or 24 inch). She's currently in a 4ft long viv. It's harder to keep it warmer with this colder weather, despite over head bulb and heat mat.
I've never heard of anything positive come after this degree of downgrading. I believe you mentioned it was wood which should not be difficult to heat. Realistically speaking, if one area is too cold, the leo would just avoid it. A smaller enclosure can easily overheat and not allow the leo to escape the heat. Can you post a picture of the enclosure?

MushuSpyro
11-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Well she seemed to prefer her older viv, which was smaller. And she spends all her time on the hot side, never the cold side. I haven't got any recent images of the viv she's in now, but will be able to upload one tomorrow if that's okay?

Terranium Medium - 24 inch - Vivariums - Housing - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop (http://www.bluelizardreptiles.co.uk/housing/vivariums/5060127652297)
This is the one I want to get her,

Terapod Vivarium Walnut 4 Foot - Vivariums - Housing - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop (http://www.bluelizardreptiles.co.uk/housing/vivariums/5055376410583)
This is near enough to the one she's in now, maybe a little smaller in length

cricket4u
11-19-2013, 07:16 PM
Well she seemed to prefer her older viv, which was smaller. And she spends all her time on the hot side, never the cold side. I haven't got any recent images of the viv she's in now, but will be able to upload one tomorrow if that's okay?

Terranium Medium - 24 inch - Vivariums - Housing - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop (http://www.bluelizardreptiles.co.uk/housing/vivariums/5060127652297)
This is the one I want to get her,

Terapod Vivarium Walnut 4 Foot - Vivariums - Housing - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop (http://www.bluelizardreptiles.co.uk/housing/vivariums/5055376410583)
This is near enough to the one she's in now, maybe a little smaller in length

This is ODD. It reminds me of an under-the-bed storage container. There's just not enough height, therefore heating may be awkward. You also do not want your leo to feel trapped. This will not be a wise purchase for your leo.

Terranium Medium - 24 inch - Vivariums - Housing - Blue Lizard Reptiles - Reptile Shop (http://www.bluelizardreptiles.co.uk/housing/vivariums/5060127652297)

What's wrong with the one your leo is in now? Do post a picture of it completely tomorrow.