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    So I just recently got a new baby leopard gecko and I have her on sand. I’ve never had any problems with sand before but when I first got her I noticed she was licking the sand a little. I thought nothing of it as she quickly stopped but I’ve noticed a big blue mass on her belly. (I’m just wondering if this is impaction. I’m not looking for a reason to take her off the sand.)
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    I can't tell from the picture whether she is impacted. Even people who keep their leopard geckos on sand don't keep juveniles on sand. I don't see where removing the sand would take more than 5 minutes: take out the gecko and furniture, dump the sand, put down paper towels, replace the gecko and furniture.

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    For some reason I thought I should clear all the sand out of the enclosure. But if I should just dump the sand and not wash the tank or the furniture or make sure she the one sheís with donít have any sand on them then I should be able to do it in five minutes. I guess I could replace it with paper towels or something until sheís older.
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    you're keeping a baby with an adult?
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!

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    What? And yes I am, they’re around the same size and they get along for now. I have a spare tank if they suddenly stop liking each other.

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    Yes, just dump the sand and don't worry about cleaning up every single grain. If they're the same size and getting along well, you're probably OK. In general (and maybe you've done this) a new gecko should be quarantined for at least a month, preferably more, before being placed in contact with a gecko you already have.

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