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    I am very hurt to have to say that I believe that one of my male leopards is really gone for good. I came back from my christmas vacation to find that my male (blizzard) had pressed his way out of his cage. I didn't think it was possible but he did. I have looked and looked and looked for him. I told me self that he would be seen or found with some patience and I know that he can do without food for a great length of time. Its been about a month now and I'm getting to the point that I think he is really gone for good. I fear that I will find him sometime when we are moving out of this rent house. Does anyone know of a trick to get him to come out of his hiding place? I know its really pretty hard to do if not impossible.
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    Get a UTH, put a wash cloth over it. Plug it into a plug, set it on the floor, put one of his hides on it. Do it in each room. This is how I found one of my escapees. She crawled into a hide in the bathroom (of all places?) and went to sleep on the warmth. Their instincts tell them to find a warm spot, so if you give him a certain spot with a hide and warmth, they'll meet two instincts they search for when on their own, warmth and security.
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    I just caught a tiny gecko (Coleonyx v.b. --10 grams at adult size) that escaped from the rack in Sept. as a juvie. I put out a dish of mealworms and a water dish as well as a hide box, right in front of the heat duct. I caught her in the mealworm dish. This is after doing a thorough cleaning of all the rooms on this floor in Oct. and not seeing her. There's a good article in Gecko Time about finding escaped geckos: Find an Escaped Gecko | Gecko Time

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    i would check under all of your heating equipment around the house or anything that has heat coming out of it. they usually will hide underneath anything like that. also, what i would do is follow everything that everyone else said as well as put some water in every room as well because they usually get dehydrated. it is hard for them to get any water around a house. good luck

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    Well, I don't know if you saw the thred I posted about it, but I just found one of my geckos after 7 months! We thought she was lost forever too but we found her just a couple days ago.

    Like someone said, check under the fridge and appliances that give off heat often. I knew mine had to be in the kitchen somewhere, but the apartment is really cheaply built an there are holes into the cabinet things, so we had no way to see if she was living in the walls. I wish I'd set up a camera with a red bulb in the kitchen a couple nights, because we probably would have seen her walking around.

    Do what Allee suggested, it's a great idea.
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    All of the advice about setting out heat/hide/water is good. And don't give up hope! My ex had a leo reappear after being MIA for three months... and this was with two savannah monitors prowling the apartment, too!
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    check behind you book case or headboard and the tank

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