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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    Certain types of hides can trap tails, that’s why I asked for a picture. People also lift their hides and accidentally drop the hides on their tails. Never good to lift their hides as this defeats the purpose(feeling secure). Thanks to you tube, I’ve seen many errors
    Sorry for the delayed response, storm knocked out our cable and internet and it just got fixed this morning.Tank 1.jpgTank 2.jpg
    The cave in the back is moist/warm hide.
    Here are pics of his tank, after he got sick back in Dec i try to uncover him as little as possible and if I do i try and move him out from under the hide so that i don't catch his toes or tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kfinch901 View Post
    Sorry for the delayed response, storm knocked out our cable and internet and it just got fixed this morning.Tank 1.jpgTank 2.jpg
    The cave in the back is moist/warm hide.
    Here are pics of his tank, after he got sick back in Dec i try to uncover him as little as possible and if I do i try and move him out from under the hide so that i don't catch his toes or tail.
    These hides look fairly safe to me. My concern is with only having 2 hides, your Leo will and has been forced in high humidity to gain heat. Problem with this is too much moisture for extended periods of time can cause fungal infections. By no means am I implying this is what’s wrong with your Leos tail, but it could have lead to the upper respiratory infection or cause future problems. It would be best to invest in a longer enclosure so that you’re able to fit more hides and provide a better temperature gradient versus just small spots of heat and cold. 36 long enclosure would be great if possible.
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    With the humidity, i will be honest it isnt always between the 40-60% range mentioned on the post about him being sick, there are periods throughout the day where where its between 32 and 35% when i am not home to spray down his tank. I have tried misters on tiners but they keep breaking down on me.
    I have been saving up and hope to be able to buy him a new tank soon, any ideas what to do with his old tank when i am finally able to get the longer tank.

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    I don't think a leopard gecko entire enclosure should ever be misted. It's great to keep the humid hide wet, but a leo could just as easily get a respiratory infection from it being too wet. I have a lot of geckos. I mist my rainforest and savannah geckos, I don't mist my desert geckos (but do provide humid hides) and I never worry about or measure the humidity. Humidity in New England heated, but not air conditioned homes ranges from extremely low in the winter to pretty high in the summer. My youngest gecko is about 2 and my oldest one is 15 and everyone is doing great.

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    Up until he got sick back in Dec i didnt measure humidity either he just had a moist hide and got a soak every once in a while. I mist his tank once maybe twice a day.

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    ideas what to do with his old tank when i am finally able to get the longer tank.

    Perhaps keep it and use it to put him in when you want to clean his main one.

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    You would need to soak the entire cage for the enclosure to be too humid in a screen top enclosure(during the winter). Iíve used 40 gallon breeder tanks and the exo terras for quarantine and even with repti foggers and misters the humidity would not go over 55%. It would dry up in minutes. Iím going to share something I did but please do not try try this at home��. My house is terribly dry in the winter and so I attached a repti fogger to a section(not fogging everything)of the enclosure to help with humidity. Never went past 55%. He never suffered anything in 18 years we had him. I donít think anyone should do this, Iím simply pointing out how hard it is to keep humidity in a screen top tank unless you live in a humid state.
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    I would like to thank everyone for their tips and suggestions....I am sad to say that Sam passed away this evening. I discovered him laying with his tail outside of his cool hide, which he never did, and when i ipened the tank to check the damage on his tail he didnt lift his head up or open his eyes so i uncovered him and picked him up and yea, no breathing or heartbeat.There was a small blood splatter in front of him, so perhaps he never truly recovered from the respiratory infection he had in Dec but never showed any of the symptoms my vet and you all told me to keep an eye out for. Once again thanks for all your help and support.

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    I'm sorry to hear that news. May Sam rest in paradise.

    Here's a rose to ease your pain.

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    Sorry for your loss.
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