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    Yeah I have a digita thermostat I got at petco. And her enclosure is probably the size of a 15 gallon tank (since I couldn’t order one that was long but not y’all I made it). It’s about 16 inches in length. I’m using 2 supplement brands because it was recommended to me by the petco people but the obviously don’t know much �� there are holes at the top of the wood but the enclosure isnt sealed. The plexi glass I use as the door has a opening at the top as it slants onwards since it’s not on hinges. I can post more pictures of it if you would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logany776 View Post
    Yeah I have a digita thermostat I got at petco. And her enclosure is probably the size of a 15 gallon tank (since I couldn’t order one that was long but not y’all I made it). It’s about 16 inches in length. I’m using 2 supplement brands because it was recommended to me by the petco people but the obviously don’t know much �� there are holes at the top of the wood but the enclosure isnt sealed. The plexi glass I use as the door has a opening at the top as it slants onwards since it’s not on hinges. I can post more pictures of it if you would like.
    16 inches long is very small. A standard 10 gallon measures 10 x 20 inches.

    The greater amount of vitamin D3 contained in Zoo Med's supplements will probably be more beneficial to Charmander.

    Here are some details on various multivitamins so you'll have a visual on my comments.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Oftentimes experienced keepers and breeders tweak the supplements more than the manufacturer suggests based upon the health of their leopard geckos.

    Supplements stick better to crickets and to dubia than they do to mealworms or to superworms.

    Here's the Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamins schedule that GU's acpart (Aliza Arzt) has used for all her leopard geckos ----> breeders and non-breeders. You'll need 2 different powders.

    Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamins
    (without UVB)

    R = Repashy's Calcium Plus, Cc = pure precipitated calcium carbonate (without vitamin D3)

    Week 1:
    M-------T-------W------Th-------F-------Sat-------Sun
    R.....................Cc.......................... .....R...................


    Week 2:
    M-------T-------W------Th-------F-------Sat-------Sun
    Cc...............................R................ ..........................

    For hatchlings 0-2 months old: Aliza also places a bottle cap of pure precipitated calcium carbonate (without vitamin D3) in the cage 24/7.

    Repeat this schedule every 2 weeks throughout your leos' lives.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-05-2019 at 04:52 AM.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    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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    Do your best to keep her humidity hide moist because she has retained shed on her arm and possibly on her foot.

    Yes, 16 inches is too small. I would invest in a longer enclosure. In a SMALL enclosure over heating is very possible and cause serious damage to a reptile. What type thermometer are you reading the air temps with?
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    Then it is longer I don’t have a measuring tape with me it’s taller than a 10 gal and longer and clearly I’m not good at estimating lol �� Looking at my order purchase email it says in length the bookshelf is 29.6 inches long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logany776 View Post
    Then it is longer I don’t have a measuring tape with me it’s taller than a 10 gal and longer and clearly I’m not good at estimating lol �� Looking at my order purchase email it says in length the bookshelf is 29.6 inches long.
    30 inches long is a good enclosure length for 1 leo!

    Sometimes keepers confuse digital thermometers and digital thermostats. A digital thermometer with probe reads out in numbers. The probe is good for measuring both surface and air temperatures.

    A digital thermostat also reads out in numbers and is much easier to set than an analog thermostat. It's a device that automatically controls the temp of say the warm end. You would plug the heat mat into the thermostat and then plug the thermostat into the wall. (Inkbird makes a thermostat that controls 2 separate devices.) If you set the thermostat for 91*F there is some variation. The thermostat would turn off the heat mat once the temp reaches 91. Then the temp would drop possibly to 88*F before the thermostat turns the heat mat back on.


    PS: To remove stuck shed on her leg try these methods.

    #4---Humidity Box Assists for Stuck Shed on a gecko's body, toes, & eyes
    Be sure to monitor your gecko at all times during these procedures.

    Place your gecko in a Humidity Box for an hour or so to loosen stuck shed on eyes, toes, head, and/or body (including the tail tip).

    If the eyes have retained shed, gently flush them with a normal saline solution. Fill a small squeeze bottle with a contact lens wetting solution such as Blink for Contacts NOT a contact lens CLEANER. Aim the flow towards the eyes. Alternatively, saturate a small sterile gauze pad with normal saline. Gently hold this against the eyes for several minutes.

    If these methods are ineffective or if there are any signs of infection, seek vet attention immediately!

    METHOD #1
    • Use warm water. The water temperature should be no greater than 86*F/30*C, a leopard gecko's preferred body temperature.
    • Use a plastic container a little bigger than your gecko
    • Poke or solder holes in the lid or the container so your gecko can breathe
    • Add some paper towels
    • Add a little water up to the belly of your leopard gecko. If your gecko is smaller, use scrunched up paper towels that have been dampened or sprayed to maintain the necessary humidity. Include a small piece of cork bark with the damp paper towels.
    • Spray walls and lid of container
    • Add gecko
    • Snap on lid
    • Place this container on top of the heat mat OR place this container near a lamp containing a low wattage bulb (15 watt or 25 watt incandescent bulb or similar wattage compact fluorescent). Water droplets should form on the insides of your plastic container!
    • Monitor the temperature frequently
    • Monitor your gecko at all times
    • Repeat this procedure, if necessary.

    After 30 minutes, perhaps longer, remove the gecko and gently attempt to remove the stuck shed using a gentle rolling motion with a dry q-tip on the affected area.


    METHOD #2
    • Use warm water. The water temperature should be no greater than 86*F/30*C, a leopard gecko's preferred body temperature.
    • Fill a shallow basin or the bathroom sink with lukewarm water to your gecko's belly depth.
    • Let your gecko soak for 10-20 minutes.
    • Then take a dry q-tip, and with a gentle rolling motion, work on the toes or tail tip. Use tweezers gently, if necessary.
    • Monitor your gecko at all times!

    This should definitely loosen any shed remaining on the critter's toes.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-05-2019 at 06:20 AM.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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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