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    Hello everyone!

    I am as the title sais a new member on this page, and I am from Norway where Leopard gecko (along with 18 other herps) just got legalized. we have had a ban going since the early 70s so this was a long time coming and made my lifelong dream of keeping a gecko come true
    I have absolutely no experience with any reptile what so ever , but I have been studying hard and gotten all the equipment before hand.

    A little bit about my setup:
    Exo terra Large Low with Exo terra desert UTH covering 1/3 of the enclosure. The UTH is ofc hooked up to a thermostat which is the Microclimate Evo Lite. For substrate I am using ceramic tiles with some texture to them(dont want the lil geck to slip!). I have two hot hides, one moist and two cold hides where one of these has several levels for climbing and hiding. worm dish, calcium dish, vitamin dish and a water fountain thingy which is basicly a bottle that is flipped over inside a fake rock that empties into a little dish, the water will be changed daily! I also got a reptile hammock. And a few fake plants.

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    I have set up my terrarium as best as I could with the information found online and hope it will be a nice place for the little one to live. If you se anything of consern please tell me!

    I have also set up a mealworm farm, as I figured it would be a smart thing to be self reliant when it comes to atleast one type of feeder insect. I have many pupa already so hoping they wil become beetles soon and start producing. I wil ofc have some variety and intend to get some dubias and crickets when the time comes aswell. All feeders wil be properly gutloaded before feeding.

    I have a few types of supplements its abit silly, people always told me to get different stuff so I have Multivit: Nutrobal and Reptivite w/D3 Calsium: Repti Calcium w/D3 and Calci-Dust Combo: Repashy Calcium Plus.
    now its been told to me after buying Nutrobal that anything containing beta caroten is just bogus to have because the leo wont be able to synthesize(?) it , so then I bought the Reptivite. The repashy who also contains Beta Caroten was a free with purchase thing so luckily I havent spent any money on that I am planning to use Reptivite and Repti calcium as suggested by several mods on a Gecko group I am in on Fb. I raised consern about using them both since its doubble dose of D3, but they said it is not possible to overdose on it. which I found abit weird cause Vit-D is fat soluable. but imma do some more research on that before I settle on anything.

    I will become a gecko mom after X-mas, I figured it was stupid to get the Gecko and then leave it to the pet sitter only after a couple of months of owning it so I am happy to wait that long. Gives me time to get things perfect, and by joining this forum I hope to be closer to that goal

    I apolagize for any typos and the wall of text xD
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    welcome to GU!
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    Thank you so much! I am really happy to have found this forum
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    I finally got my little Gecko I only held Him/her for about two minutes while transfering from travel box to terra , I could not resist taking some pics minsin2.jpgminsin.jpg
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    I have a few types of supplements its abit silly, people always told me to get different stuff so I have Multivit: Nutrobal and Reptivite w/D3 Calsium: Repti Calcium w/D3 and Calci-Dust Combo: Repashy Calcium Plus.
    now its been told to me after buying Nutrobal that anything containing beta caroten is just bogus to have because the leo wont be able to synthesize(?) it , so then I bought the Reptivite. The repashy who also contains Beta Caroten was a free with purchase thing so luckily I havent spent any money on that I am planning to use Reptivite and Repti calcium as suggested by several mods on a Gecko group I am in on Fb. I raised consern about using them both since its doubble dose of D3, but they said it is not possible to overdose on it. which I found abit weird cause Vit-D is fat soluable. but imma do some more research on that before I settle on anything.
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    I finally got my little Gecko I only held Him/her for about two minutes while transfering from travel box to terra , I could not resist taking some pics minsin2.jpgminsin.jpg
    Welcome aboard, Axeria! You've done an excellent job preparing for your leo!!!

    1. How old is your leo?
    2. Is your moist hide totally on the warm end.
    3. Is "Calci-Dust Combo" pure calcium?

      If not, buy pure precipitated calcium carbonate like Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3.
    4. Do you know for certain that Nutrobal's vitamin A = beta carotene? Otherwise Nutrobal is a superior supplement because it contains so much calcium per dose!
    5. You are correct. Use only 1 supplement @ 1 feeding each week with vitamin D3: either the multivitamin or Repti Calcium with D3.
    6. Lightly dust your bugs and worms with supplements. That's better than leaving supplements in the enclosure. Leaving them in the enclosure risks an overdose.
    7. You might find that you need a larger heat mat: 1/2 the size of the floor! I recommend either two 8 x 18 inch Ultratherm mats or heat cables. Configure heat cables like this picture, just closer together. The first 6 feet of the cables are not heated.

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      /\ red "cables" in a 36 x 18 inch enclosure

    8. Feeder Nutrition Chart
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    Alternate Vet Ark's Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamins with Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with D3. One week use Nutrobal; the next week use Reptivite with D3.

    WEEK 1:
    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 12 months old & under
    Adapted for your leo

    Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Vet Ark's Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamn
    Mealworms >> Tuesday
    Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate
    Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate
    Mealworms >> Saturday
    No food or free choice >> Sunday
    WEEK 2:
    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 12 months old & under
    Adapted for your leo

    Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med Reptivite multivitamins with D3 with D3
    Mealworms >> Tuesday
    Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate
    Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate
    No food or free choice >> Sunday
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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