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    Hello! I just joined. I've had my first leopard gecko almost 2 weeks. I also have 2 cats, a dog, and 5 fish tanks. I'm a 29-year-old woman living in Florida, USA with my husband. I've kept boas and pythons before, but new to geckos. I got Lemmy from the pet store, along with some horrible advice. Luckily I know not to listen to pet store employees, and I don't usually purchase animals from pet stores but Lemmy is so cute. From what I understand he is a hypo tangerine carrot-tail baldy.

    He's in a 20-gallon long with a warm dry hide with a basking spot, a cool dry hide, and a cool moist hide. He has a heat lamp, no uth but I'm going to get one soon once I'm able to. His temperatures right now are 80F in the cool area and 88F in the basking area in his warm hide (taken with the probe on top of the paper towel in the basking area.) Once I get him an UTH I will put that under the warm hide and will also have a warm damp hide on top of that too. Lemmy began eating the second day after I got him, the first time he was offered food. He is mainly eating mealworms. Last Sunday he did decide to stop eating for a bit, probably because I had moved around some of the things in his tank and moved it to a quieter part of the house. He is back eating again today. He gets calcium without vitamin d3, I dust the food and also leave a little bowl of it in there for him. I am going to get him some calcium with d3 as well as a general multivitamin and I plan to alternate them when I dust his food. I did hold him a couple times in the beginning but I have been told not to hold him for a while so I'm not going to hold him for a few weeks.

    Here is a picture of Lemmy: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BZN1Whv779mCNo8i7
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    Hi Penguin ~

    Welcome aboard to you and Lemmy! I'm happy you stuck with "the process".

    Here's a good schedule for your young buddy. Pick up some Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 as soon as you can. As Lemmy gets older, he'll not eat daily. Stick with the same supplement schedule until he's 1 yo, then reevaluate the sups and maybe move to Schedule 126.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)

    Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3
    Mealworms >> Tuesday
    Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium) without D3
    Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins without D3
    Mealworms >> Saturday
    No food or free choice >> Sunday

    Future weeks:
    Continue on since all weeks are identical. . . . . .
    For 124 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 124 for leopard geckos 0-12 months old
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Welcome to the community. Lemmy is so cute!

    For the handling thing, I think it really depends on how old your leo is. I got my Bulma when she was only 3 months old and was told to give her a week to get used to her enclosure before holding her. I did that so she could get used to her new home, and after a week I would just put my hand in her enclosure, palm up, for her to sniff or get used to. Eventually she started actually climbing onto me! I've never had to actually pick her up, she just crawls onto my hand lmao Do you know how old Lemmy is?

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