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    Red face New baby in town (photos and doubts)


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    Ahhh sorry she still got no name! It's taking me a lot.
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    Ta-daaa! Little orange baby, all pretty and with such a villain face!

    So, yesterday finally arrived home from my trip. My baby had arrived before, later than expected but still in time.
    I expected her to be bigger, she is so tiny! Though, still looks healthy, and wasn't even stressed. Appeared super curious and walked on our hands while we set the tank up.
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    Her weight is 20g and is 6 inches long, and supposedly 5-6 months old (but it's not certain), I don't know about sizes so I'm not sure if it's right, she's small but very long ��.
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    I bothered her a lot today (sorry baby) setting up the cable well (it kept moving out the place, I'll add photos of how it's placed later tonight).
    The temp is already okay (goes from 30 to 32 celsius on the hot side, with the thermostat) but she's kept herself all day on the hot side under the cork tunnel (may be because it's very dark there, and she's still new to home). I haven't seen her poop or drink yet, and will try tonight to feed her if she wants.
    Got her to visit the humid hide since her skin has little white touches and I think may be about to shed (correct me if I'm wrong?), but she promptly ran to hide under the tunnel again.
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    I really don't know her morph but the closer I got was a pic from "stripe sunglow bell" on google. If you have any idea, please tell! This is taken with flash to show all details:
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    Here's her tank now (45x60cm, exo terra medium low), as the eco earth is tsking ages to dry and I still gotta make the definitive hides and place the ground plastic plants (the leaves there are just temporarily placed I will set them better later).
    Sorry for the terrible photo but the glass reflected all the window light from any other viewpoint; also it's a bit darkened, my phone is a little dumb and gotta do that sometimes.
    I also bought her crickets and mealworms today, hope she likes both and can have a varied diet!
    Btw its been a real pain in the ass to find multivitamins without D3… uggh :_… I'll have to get it imported I guess.
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    All help to these doubts is super appreciated, as well as advice if I'm doing something wrong!!
    And finally, here, have a booty!
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    Edit: Here's how the cable is set. I went buy a support structure for it to tie on place, as the tape I was using kept peeling off.
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    Stopping by briefly.

    IF she's sexable she's probably ~6 mo.

    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- Leopard geckos become sexable at about 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct /\-shaped row of pores above the vent and by two hemipenal bulges below the vent. To see their vents, potential male pores, and hemipenal bulges gently press their bodies up against the glass. They'll squirm if you try to turn them over.
    "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 an enclosure <===

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Stopping by briefly.

    IF she's sexable she's probably ~6 mo.

    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- Leopard geckos become sexable at about 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct /\-shaped row of pores above the vent and by two hemipenal bulges below the vent. To see their vents, potential male pores, and hemipenal bulges gently press their bodies up against the glass. They'll squirm if you try to turn them over.
    �� Thanks!
    I'll try tomorrow! I attempted to see it yesterday but she didn't want to x'D Never heard of that method before!
    I tried to feed her a mealworm moments ago and she seemed pretty scared... it made me sad but gotta be patient. Sooo I was thinking of leaving some in a bowl before going to bed in case she wanna eat while I sleep. ��

    Ahh I'm a bit worried that my friends are so noisy at the living room and my room is just besides it. One of them said to leave the door open so she can get used to the noise and the dogs wandering around, and I'm like NOOOOO!!!
    They have 4 dogs, 4 rabbits and 2 degus, all of them are mammals, and geckos are so different, I hope they understand /:
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    Hey! Sorry for the double post but I just wanted to update on how the girl is going.

    I've been using a room heater to keep up the temps in the room, but just since yesterday the weather has been amazing and it's all okay. For the cold if it returns I'm waiting for a CHE from my provider already ��.
    She finally shed last Monday, all perfectly fine and quick (woke up to her all orange and without any stuck shed). I was worried she wasn't using the moist hide but it ended up working just fine! She also pooped and it was good so I decided to put the eco earth in the tank.
    She wasn't eating though, and although it's normal I was still worried. Yesterday I weighted her in case she had lost any gram and she was just perfect (it even said she was 21gr, so +1 gram lol). I also decided to just change her mealies and water every two days or so and don't interact more with her apart of that until she settled in all well.

    I had kept around 5 mealworms in her dish to the moment and since she didn't try them I just tried adding some more so they were more obvious. How was my surprise that this morning I found almlst all the worms gone!! They can't escape so it had to be her.
    Honestly she really ate a whole bunch of them (around 15 or even more). I am still going to let her alone for a while though. So let 10 more worms there just in case and let her be. If she eats consistently I will start taming her.

    Here are some photos from when I weighted her and also of the enclosure:
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    (The grape is for a baby cricket that got lost in the tank but it's not going out �� )
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    Your leo is lovely!

    Your enclosure looks so natural!
    "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 an enclosure <===

    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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    Congrats on the new gecko! She's adorable, I actually just got my first a few days ago! New Leo jitters!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Your leo is lovely!

    Your enclosure looks so natural!
    Thank you!! I had the idea in mind but at the moment of setting it up it was like woaaahhh, love this 😁

    Quote Originally Posted by LeopardGecc View Post
    Congrats on the new gecko! She's adorable, I actually just got my first a few days ago! New Leo jitters!!!
    Congrats on yours, too!!! I've just seen her pic and I absolutely love how much the white of the belly goes up the sides! <3

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    Hey there! I thought I would update around here so you know we're alive ��
    Nothing much happened apart of the lil girl gaining weight and becoming even more beautiful!
    She, who is finally named Kebab (she's a longo and I love all kinds of food), has now doubled her weight since I got her 40 days ago! She's now at 40gr, and going through her third shed.
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    She's still shy but much more curious, goes out the hide more often, is more permissive to handling and eats crickets pretty well (doesn't really like chasing them though, lazy butt). I've found lately that she also likes to bask under the CHE, even though the temps are okay, which worried me at first but after researching it appears to be common.

    I've also learnt that she's very probably a Bell Albino Tangerine Stripe (but yep, I know what's up with the albinos and I guess I'll never be certain).
    Her orange goes deeper with each shed and her spots are developing a kind of a darker orange ring around, which makes them look like a burned material, and I love that look! Her eyes are also looking rounder and bigger, or maybe she opens them more now that she's more confident, I don't know ��
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    Gosh her color is just so difficult to get right in photos!! The last one is from last night.

    I changed her schedule to feeding every other day and she still keeps gaining weight well.


    About the feeders:
    Dubias, one of the females threw an ootheca out, presumably due to the first days stress of changing place, one baby survived though! I've since moved the males inside and they've mated several times, so I'm expecting baby roaches this month! The nymph I got with the batch also developed to adult during this time and she's beautiful!
    The mealworms are pupating and turning into beetles.
    My crickets ate through the plastic mesh so I had to get a taller plastic box (went with a trash one lol); and the kingworms, she ate one and no more, she just turns around at the sight of one ��

    I don't know how to delete those "attached thumbnails" :_ Sorry!
    That's all I think. Have a great day!
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