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    So Long story short. I was at my sister inlaws on January 2nd and found a common house gecko or Mediterranean house gecko. She wanted me to throw it outside but I couldnít bring myself to do it. Being as though is was 12 degrees outside. We brought Lollie ( my daughter named it ) home and she has been with us since. Iím keeping her in a 12x12x12 glass terrarium with moss as her substrate. Is this a good substrate or is there a better option? Iím feeding it meal worms because the only crickets I found were larger than itís head and I read that they should be smaller. I havenít seen her eat one yay but surely itís eating something going on three weeks in captivity. I have a mini dome light on top and a humidity/ temp gauge. Iím having trouble keeping the humidity at 70 with the lamp on. But with the lamp off the temp drops to about 65-70. I spray the cage but I find myself spraying multiple times to keep it regulated or cutting the lamp on and off. It has a log to hid it and a branch to climb. It also recently ahead itís skin. Does that mean it feels comfortable and is healthy? Please help

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    I don't know much about house geckos. Some that are brought in from the wild do fine and some don't. I assume you have googled "house gecko care". If not, it won't hurt. You may want to try the pet store "small" crickets. I know they look too big, but even my anole can eat that size.

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    If it's a native species then just let it be. Reptiles have evolved to deal with winters. Or release it inside the house from where you found it, it means there are many bugs to feast on. Plus it won't hurt anyone.

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