Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    466
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    the temp is 91F on warm and 79F on cool

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,645
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by the funky gecko View Post
    the temp is 91F on warm and 79F on cool
    Air or ground temperatures, @the funky gecko?

    What type thermometer are you using?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-26-2015 at 11:03 PM.
    "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)

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i do not own such a thermometer, so would i be okay to use the one i have secured to the side of her tank?

    also about the UTH- we considered that but her cage is kept on a plastic table so i was afraid it would be a fire hazard. Is this so? is there any way I could put something beneath it to assure it would not burn or melt the plastic?

    (My apologies for the late reply)

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    747
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    My tank is on a wood dresser, so I am unsure of plastic tables, but it is very important to have a uth. I use the felt pads that are meant to go under the legs of chairs to keep them from scratching hardwood floors. They are very cheap and work good. Raised my tank 1/4 of an inch off the dresser to allow air to circulate under neath. I am unsure about plastic tables, but a thermostat is also a great device that will prevent head aches with keeping the right temps inside the tank and help prevent fires. What thermostats do is you set the desired temp, if the uth gets too hot, the thermostat turns the uth off, and once it gets to cool, it turns it on.

    Thermostats help
    -keep warm side ground temp right where they should be
    -help prevent fires
    -help prevent headaches (dont have to mess with ground temps constantly)
    -good ground temps help in a lot of issues you could possibly have with a leo (not digesting food, stress, and much much more)

    And having an analog thermometer is close to useless. You need a digital thermometer with a probe for the most accurate readings. I use one meant for the kitchen to measure food. This way I can test warm ground temp, cool ground temp, and both air temps with one $10 device. Others use thermometers that have a probe on a long cord, and they leave it in there warm dry hide constantly and then use a different thermometer to measure everywhere else. Its really up to you, but with the method that I use I have to wait about 3 to 4 minutes in each spot for the thermometer to adjust to the actual temp.
    Last edited by kholtme; 01-26-2015 at 11:42 AM.
    1.0.0 Eublepharis macularius - Leopard Gecko
    Thanks Elizabeth Freer thanked for this post
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    NV
    Posts
    538
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Fecal samples should be taken to the vet and tested to rule out parasites as a precaution. Delayed poop can also be a symptom of an abnormal parasite load.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,645
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hhadesu View Post
    i do not own such a thermometer, so would i be okay to use the one i have secured to the side of her tank?

    also about the UTH- we considered that but her cage is kept on a plastic table so i was afraid it would be a fire hazard. Is this so? is there any way I could put something beneath it to assure it would not burn or melt the plastic?

    (My apologies for the late reply)
    @hhadesu ~

    Please post a picture of the thermometer you have secured to the side of your leo's tank.

    BTW, what size is your enclosure?

    Elevating your enclosure off the plastic table and purchasing a hydrofarm MTPRTC thermostat will eliminate potential fire hazards.

    Please check out post #8 right here. A digital thermometer with a probe will measure both air and ground temperatures. Proper heating is the bottom line for all leopard gecko husbandry.

    kholtme's reply is totally spot on!
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-26-2015 at 11:37 PM.
    "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)
    Thanks kholtme thanked for this post
    Likes kholtme liked this post

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I am having same problem .. my leos name is luna (moon) and he is about 3 months old wont poop and being lazy hasn't eaten in almost a week ..not interested in any food!

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,645
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deedee View Post
    I am having same problem .. my leos name is luna (moon) and he is about 3 months old wont poop and being lazy hasn't eaten in almost a week ..not interested in any food!
    deedee ~

    Please begin a New Thread right here for Luna. Luna's issues may or may not be the same as the OP of this thread.

    Click to post: Leopard Geckos | Health & Diseases

    Let us know what your substrate is, the size of your enclosure, and what your warm end and cool end temperatures are right on your New Thread.
    "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)
    Thanks kholtme thanked for this post

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    MidWest
    Posts
    737
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Get a UTH that is the appropriate size for the enclosure. Maybe she's having trouble or pain trying to push out non-digested food?

    Get rid of the heat lamps. If you need light buy a regular home lightbulb, wattage depends on the enclosure. To give the Gecko "soft daylight" .

    My Gecko defecates every few days, sometimes more and sometimes less. 3 1/2 weeks without food she still defecated.

    I kow moss may increase humidity but Geckos dont eat Plants/Moss. Have you "seen" it eat the Moss?

    Is the Gecko well hydrated? Mine doesn't seem to drink "standing" water so in its humid hide I never use Moss, just a layer of paper towel, moistened and the zip lock container sprayed 3x a day and it drinks off the hide walls.
    Last edited by LEOPARD1; 02-28-2015 at 08:52 AM.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •