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    I'll be finding out this weekend if I will be able to adopt a baby geck because the store does not think it will sell due his eyes. It has red eyes and keeps them constantly closed unless it is shaded or under something so that it is dark. Im told that it can hunt crickets even though the workers seem to think its blind.. I don't think that's the case since it can hunt on its own. But I did see that once it was out from under its hide that it seemed very confused and circled a lot. I didn't see any star gazing though. So I guess my question is, what do you guys think? Blind, light sensitive, something else? If i do have the chance to adopt, it will be getting a wellness check before coming home since I do have my Ollie. This geck will be on another floor of the house. Any tips or advice is welcome!

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    Remember how bright most pet stores are. There's a good chance the gecko will be fine in dimmer light. In my opinion it's worth the risk.

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    Here are quarantine tips to follow if you decide to adopt this leo.

    "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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    Thank you both so much for the info! I am planning to immediately get it to the vet for a "wellness" check. Would parasites like crypto show up in a general visit or is that typically something specific you have to ask for? The last thing I want is to put my Ollie at risk. But I will absolutely be following all quarantine guidelines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyShinron View Post
    Thank you both so much for the info! I am planning to immediately get it to the vet for a "wellness" check. Would parasites like crypto show up in a general visit or is that typically something specific you have to ask for? The last thing I want is to put my Ollie at risk. But I will absolutely be following all quarantine guidelines!
    You're welcome.

    These days vets can swab a leo's vent to check for crypto. It's no longer necessary to have a separate fecal lab done.

    Click here to find an exotics vet near you.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; Yesterday at 02:36 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 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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