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    Got from guy on Craigslist. When I met up with him he had about 3 leopards stored in individual plastic tubes with holes. Wasnít using heat source. Said he feeds them Dubias once a week and that was enough. I have pics. Does he have crypto?
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    Hi ~

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited. Do you keep other geckos or reptiles? If so, be sure to quarantine this newbie far from the others. Feed and care for him last, just in case.

    Based upon what you've said this leo could very well be malnourished as well as young. Make sure he's well-hydrated prior to feeding him!

    At first feed him 4x per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for several weeks. Then feed him 6x per week. Lightly dust his prey with the supplements mentioned. That's Schedule 124. Make certain his insects and worms are well-fed too. See how he does, before worrying.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Mealworms >> Tuesday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate without D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins without D3
    • Mealworms >> Saturday
    • No food or free choice >> Sunday
    For 124 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 124 for leopard geckos 0-12 months old
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-26-2019 at 05:50 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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)

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    Thank you so much I’m going to do just what you said and I’ll will keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stackiie View Post
    Thank you so much Iím going to do just what you said and Iíll will keep you posted.
    You're very welcome!

    Your leo is what his insects eat. Be sure to feed your insects and worms a good dry diet 24/7 as well as a few veggies for moisture and additional calcium.

    Finely grind all these pellets in a Krups coffee/spice grinder or place the pellets in a plastic bag and pound them with a hammer.
    1. (Already ground) Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)
    2. OR Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food


    Choose insect veggies from these recommendations:
    "A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas."

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    "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)

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