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    I saw leashes at Petco and was wondering how big Smaugie has to be before I can get him one... and wut size. He is currently 4inches.
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    Crested geckos are not dogs, and therefore should never be put on a leash. Worst idea I've ever heard of in my life.
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    Yeah, we're not even talking about an iguana or a bearded dragon here. While I can at least somewhat understand the former two being put on a leash, using one with a small, arboreal, gecko is a very bad idea to my mind.

    I'd suggest a fundamental change in your philosophy of husbandry- adapt your methods to the species you're keeping, not try to adapt the species to your method. If you do really want an animal that you put on a leash, then an appropriate mammal would be a good choice. If you want one that will hang out with you, then perhaps a bearded dragon would work. They are very tolerant of handling and will just hang on out on your arm or leg while you watch a football game.

    But a crested gecko is a flighty, jumpy species that is hard wired to think something is going to eat it and putting it on a leash will always cause it stress. You probably won't notice this stress unless it currently has its tail, which will likely automatize while wearing the leash. Reptiles don't exhibit the same stress markers that mammals do; they can be sitting there looking normal while freaking out the entire time. Cresteds also move by jumping very often, and the animal is likely to be hurt while on a leash.
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    You guys are being pretty harsh. Why are you being so rude to someone who asked a question. There is a better way to educate someone. IT's a shame how rude someone can be when they can hide behind a post.
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    I don't think I'm being rude at all, I simply responded to the question and tried to give clear reasons why I think the OP should abandon the idea of putting a crested gecko on a leash. If honestly asked I dont see why it cant be honestly answered. If your old enough to make the post, you're old enough to learn why what you're asking about is a bad idea.
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    I found the answer to be quite well worded and respectfully answered, I can think of worse ways to answer. And he's right Cresties aren't the kind of animal to be leashed and I find it's best not to handle them too much.
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    I've been watching this thread quite closely and not found anyone to have been rude at all. Simple, constructive, and intelligent advice has been the majority of what I've seen so far. Trust me, on many other forums this would have been much less constructive. It's simply not a good idea to put a leash on a crested gecko. It might not be what the OP wants to hear, but it's the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c81kennedy View Post
    You guys are being pretty harsh. Why are you being so rude to someone who asked a question. There is a better way to educate someone. IT's a shame how rude someone can be when they can hide behind a post.
    I'm with Kennedy on this one! It's terrible that you're being so rude to a poor girl who just wants to put a leash on a 4 inch baby gecko. What's so wrong with that? It's not like she wanted to put a **** in a *** or anything.
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    No I agree it's wrong to put a leash on a gecko. Just not how it was explained.

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