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    Question Leopard Gecko Rarely comes out of his hide :(


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    hi, ive had my leopard gecko about 2 weeks now and i rarey see him about his tank, not even in the evening, he allso isnt a big eater, he'l eat the occcaisional cricket and wax worm every now and then.
    Ive checked the temperatures and there both fine he, prefers to be mainly on the warm side of the tank, but he does have a hide on the cool side.
    is this normal gecko behavior or is my gecko just shy or scared??
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    Since you've only had the gecko for 2 weeks, I would say he's shy & scared still. It'll take them longer to get used to you and their new environment. So be patient, he should be out roaming around in no time at night.

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    My gecko spends most of his time in his moss hide too. You have to remember that they're noctural, so will do most of their roaming when you're most likely asleep. I usually find that late evening is the best time to catch Captain Awesome up and about, so do my cleaning / feeding / handling around this time.

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    Since no one has said anything yet about the waxworms, I should warn you that they should be fed to your gecko very very sparingly if at all. They are super unhealthy for your Leo. I would recommend not giving him them at all anymore.
    As for him hiding for a while. I wouldn't worry too much. He's new and getting used to his surroundings. Plus, he's probably just sleeping. They are nocturnal so there's a good chance he's out and about at night while you're asleep. I know my boy sleeps all day in his hide and when his light turns off he wakes up and roams about. It's as normal as a Leo can get.

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    I have had mine for a short while and she stays in her hide alot also. One thing to remember about leos is in the nature they are Prey alot more than they are Predators.
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    It took about a month for my Star to start coming out of her hide when we got her. After the first couple of weeks I would catch her peeking out of her hide watching me waiting for me to go before she came out. She now knows I wont hurt her and she will come out but it took time. Just give your leo a little more time
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    Leos vary in settling time, I have had one settle in right away and another take nearly 6 months to start coming out of her hide.

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    thanks for the advice ive just got to be patient, im tempted to put up a secret camera to see what he gets up to and if hes eating properly
    Last edited by RobertChaudhry; 09-12-2011 at 05:03 PM. Reason: spelt camera wrong :s
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    yay, my leo is starting to sit around his viv alot more now, hes allso starting to eat his food whilst im watching him
    The leo's are comming!!
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    Very good news! Sounds like your leo is starting to settle in nicely!

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