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    I got my gecko yesterday. Set up a terrarium. I did tons of research before I dicidedd to get one so I'm almost sure everything is right. He has got hides, good temperature and humidity, some plants, a water bowl, a ledge and all a golden gecko could want. But I have some questions. He does seem a bit stressed. He is not hiding from me at all. He is sitting on the front of the terrarium all the time watching me. It's a Golden Gecko, they dont have eyelids so how do I know if he is sleeping? I want to make sure he is comfortable and him sleeping would give mi a sing that everything is fine for now. Also, he never used his hides so far. One is cpvered by plants in the corner and one is a hollowed out rock in the eother corner. He has not eaten anything yet but I know he needs to get used to new soroundings. Thanks for any advice on further advice on helping him getting comfy.

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    golden geckos aren't terrestrial. he will be much happier hiding vertically than on the ground.

    can you share a pic of your setup?
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    Ill try to take a nice picture for you tommorow. You said he would be much happier being able to hide on higher ground so I made sure thats possible. Other than that he seems okay. He isnt eating yet but I suppose its due to new enviroment. I haveone more question tho. Is he drinking droplets from the glass? Becouse i Never seen him drink out of the bowl. And at what point should I worry that he isnt eating? The breeder I got him from said geckos take a long time to adjust enough to start eating but what do you guys think about it?

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    if left alone as much as possible, it usually takes a couple of weeks. much more than that and I would start to worry.

    yes, most geckos get their moisture from drinking droplets when you mist.

    how old is your gecko?
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    I only know that it's an adult gecko which makes sense becouse he has got some size to him. From what I know Goldens are mostly wildcought thats why exact age is mostly unknown. Sorry if my english isnt the best

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    Also. It looks like all he wants to do is watch me and my GF. He seems so curious as to what is happening over here behind the glass :3. Really happy I got him he seems like a good buddy material

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    I'm glad you're enjoying him! and yes, that genus tends to be very intelligent and alert. they're awesome.


    no worries, I understand you just fine. we really need pictures if you can get them?
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    Ill get them tommorow when there is better lighting since its 1 A.M where I live. I changed his lighting today fromm a 60V bulb to a 100 V bulb and it worked wonders. He became more active and he is drinking from a bowl which makes me reeeeaaally happy ^^

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