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    DSC04356.jpgHello everyone,

    I am really terrible with introductions so please bare with me. My name is Leslie and I am coming from the Quad Cities in Iowa. I have never owned a reptile before. After reading forums, websites, and watching numerous YouTube videos, I have acquired a fondness for Giant Day Geckos. They are just so cute and I want one......or two. I also recently visited a place not too far away from here and they recommended Exo-Terra Terrariums. The picture includes some of the things I have purchased so far. I am no means an expert and welcome any tips or advice for owning them. Thanks again and hope to hear from you all. Take care!

    P.S. I apologize for the photo! I don't know why it's laying on its side!
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    Welcome to GU loads of good info and people
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    InshAllah, someone with likely advise you on the difficulties you are having. I use a rack system and in that situation have no knowledge of the Exo Terra enclosures.

    There are members that have some beautiful Exo Terra set ups, most likely it will very easy to resolve.

    Welcome!
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    Hi

    We purchased our first Madagascan Day Gecko last week. He/She is 3 months old and this is our current set up. We have a Mini Tall Exo Terra (30cmx30cmx60cm) and will upgrade to a bigger one when he/she is bigger.

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    One thing to note is that you cannot handle day geckos as they have very sensitive skin. Plus they are super fast and jump off things so you could end up losing it!

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    That's a sweet setup!
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    Hi

    We purchased our first Madagascan Day Gecko last week. He/She is 3 months old and this is our current set up. We have a Mini Tall Exo Terra (30cmx30cmx60cm) and will upgrade to a bigger one when he/she is bigger.

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    One thing to note is that you cannot handle day geckos as they have very sensitive skin. Plus they are super fast and jump off things so you could end up losing it!

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    That's a sweet setup!
    It's quite a simple, small set up at the moment but that's because he/she is only a baby so it needs to easily be able to find food. When it's older we'll get a bigger viv with more space and bamboo and plants etc.

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    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome to GU! Madagascar Giant Day Geckos are a good choice for a beginner, adults are hardy and easy to care for provided their enclosure is large enough (at least 3' high, preferrably more), day temps in the 80-90F range, with live plants if possible and a reliable UVB source, Zoomed's 5.0 neon bulbs are a perfect choice for them. Use bamboo poles and cork bark oak as hides and always keep the substrate (soil will work) slightly moist, mist every evening or every other evening, and there you go
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