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    Talking Hi, I'm Liam - Just bought my first Leopard Gecko yesterday (my first reptile)


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    Hi,

    I'm Liam or Ovro (which is just a name I- for some reason use as my alias online haha), I live in South West England and just yesterday I purchased my first little 4 month old leopard gecko (still yet to name).

    I bought the Vivexotic Leopard Gecko Starter kit for it and a couple of extras (a log, water bowl, calc sand). I'm just waiting for some eco earth and disinfectant spray to arrive and then I'm going to look into decorations so he can have the best home ever!

    Anyways, I thought I'd sign up as I could use advice and different opinions and it'd be nice to meet some other Gecko owners too.


    Here are a couple of pictures of the adorable little thing:

    In this photo I took his/her cave away to see how he/she was: http://i.imgur.com/MzQ7oSL.jpg

    Poser? http://i.imgur.com/7ZZYBkw.jpg

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    Hello Liam, and welcome to GU! That gecko has some very bright colors. A few tips though, get rid of all the sand and ecoearth. Loose ground like that come be very bad for a gecko because it might be swallowed and that will lead to impaction that might need surgery and is often fatal. Plus one more thing, he/she will need at least 3 hiding spots(hot end, moist in the center so he/she can shed better, and a cool side). Other wise you and your gecko have a fun time!

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    I have 3 in there, I just took them out for the second photo.

    Every reptile store here tells me that the sand is a myth and that calcium sand is just fine.

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    Many people will tell you how bad calcium sand is and it is, impaction is very bad and can be fatal. I'd highly suggest not using sand. The eco earth isn't so bad (I know some people who use it and no problems). But just be wary of the risks of using sand. And do you have a moist hide btw? Anyways good luck and nice leo
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    definatly listen to mrhellboy218, i had my leo on excavtor clay then decided to do slate tiles. i used just the tinyest bit of sand on the bottom and between the rocks to keep them from shifting and within a day my leo had sand poop. they seem to search it out and eat it and i just felt so bad since i knew that sand was bad but figured he coulnt or wouldnt go after it. pet stores will tell you anything just to make a profit too. if you have a river or little stream with river rocks and slate like i do go grab yourself some for free and boil them to disinfect then put paper towel on the bottom and place them how you wish. it looks great and is safe. your leo is beautiful by the way, good luck with the tank
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