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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    Oh, and like I might not have said, but I was thinking in my mind, here is a picture of the entire terrarium. All the hides have been hand made
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    LOVE those clever hides with the stairs and small private openings. These allow leos to take advantage of the upper areas of their cage which would normally be inaccessible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    I know about the stories with sand... I didn't have any money though to buy a different substrate... However, during the summer, I WILL replace the sand. What I will do for the ground try to replicate the geckos natural habitat with dry, cracked "mud" or clay. I made the hides using insulation foam and concrete/grout/cement with some sealer. And the geckos are still adjusting to their habitat lol.
    If you buy tiles at Lowe's they will custom cut the tiles for free or for a small fee.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    Mardy, that is essentially what I was planning to do! However, I would crack the tiles, and fill the cracks in with sand to attempt to create the dried and cracked dirt and mud they lived on it the wild. Or I was going to make a mass of clay 38" by 17" then dry it quickly to crack the clay and basically replicate the cracked ground.
    A large mass of clay will be difficult to remove and clean.

    Hope you are making plans to remove the sand very soon. Sand is not recommended for any leo under 1 yo or for new keepers even after then. It is just not worth the risk of impaction.

    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...impaction.html
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    Those are nice looking hides.

    On the tile I would put about 1/4" or 1/2" of sand then the tile on top. The sand should transfer the heat from the UTH to the tile better. Under the tiles there are void areas so you can put mortar beds down but in our case it's not needed. Then a little sand between the tiles so stuff doesn't get between them. Now if you can get them cut right the tiles should fit tight so very little sand between.

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    Thanks for telling me about the tiles! I looked up some leo cages with tile for substrate and I thought "I like the tiles". So I will be removing the sand and adding the tiles! I will update a picture once I have money to buy the tiles. :P And Elizabeth, thank you for sharing that story with me. After reading it I really wanted to go and buy my leos some tile. I have ALOT of slate tiles in my backyard because we had leftovers from making a bar downstairs lol. Is slate fine to use?
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    Erm... there seems to be another problem that has aroused... One of my leos, a tremper, does not want to go to the warm side... First, should I put my moist hide on the warm or cold side, because that might solve it. So anyways, the tremper does not like the warm side at ALL!!! It has hidden in the moist hide since a week ago and it just likes to sleep there for the day. I am worried because I don't want it to have any digestive problems... The warm side is around 92 degrees and the cold side is usually around 77 degrees.

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    cricket4u I said that the 3rd gecko was smart Anyways, each gecko has their own hide but they don't want to go into them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    Erm... there seems to be another problem that has aroused... One of my leos, a tremper, does not want to go to the warm side... First, should I put my moist hide on the warm or cold side, because that might solve it. So anyways, the tremper does not like the warm side at ALL!!! It has hidden in the moist hide since a week ago and it just likes to sleep there for the day. I am worried because I don't want it to have any digestive problems... The warm side is around 92 degrees and the cold side is usually around 77 degrees.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    cricket4u I said that the 3rd gecko was smart Anyways, each gecko has their own hide but they don't want to go into them...
    Place the moist hides on the warm end of the tank.

    What type thermometer are you using to measure temperatures? If you are sure that it is accurate, try lowering the warm end ground temp to 88 F and see if your leos change their minds.

    It is typical for leos to stay in their hides all day. Leos are crepuscular/nocturnal lizards and often not active till dusk or dawn.

    For many more leo tips, check out the Leopard Gecko Caresheet linked right below in my signature .
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-11-2013 at 08:57 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    Thanks for telling me about the tiles! I looked up some leo cages with tile for substrate and I thought "I like the tiles". So I will be removing the sand and adding the tiles! I will update a picture once I have money to buy the tiles. :P And Elizabeth, thank you for sharing that story with me. After reading it I really wanted to go and buy my leos some tile. I have ALOT of slate tiles in my backyard because we had leftovers from making a bar downstairs lol. Is slate fine to use?
    You are welcome about the tiles and Peach's story. Leo Peach is one of the leaders of the Campaign Against Sand for Leos.

    Slate tiles will work just fine as long as they are not too thick. How thick are they?

    Thickness matters because of the under tank heater.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    Erm... there seems to be another problem that has aroused... One of my leos, a tremper, does not want to go to the warm side... First, should I put my moist hide on the warm or cold side, because that might solve it. So anyways, the tremper does not like the warm side at ALL!!! It has hidden in the moist hide since a week ago and it just likes to sleep there for the day. I am worried because I don't want it to have any digestive problems... The warm side is around 92 degrees and the cold side is usually around 77 degrees.
    Moist hide should be on the warm side, the last thing you want is a cold & wet gecko, they're cold blooded. They do enjoy a warm moisthide better. I like to place the misthide somewhere in between, kind of like half on the UTH half off, this will make sure it doesn't get too hot or too cold.

    You want to observe and make sure there's no bullying going on. Also make sure you have plenty of hides for them all, as sometimes they just want to lay and rest alone. Younger geckos do like the moisthide a lot, so make sure you have one for each of them, and they should be warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steviekim13 View Post
    cricket4u I said that the 3rd gecko was smart Anyways, each gecko has their own hide on't want to go into them...
    Just so that you know, I'm not trying t be mean or anything, I've just seen this too many times and problems always develop. They are experts at hiding stress and illness, therefore by the time most keepers notice, the situation critical. My advice to you is do what you can to house them separately. Picture yourself looking at one of your pretty leos wasting away sick and you can't afford a vet. It happens all the time and it's heartbreaking to listen to. Housing separately will reduce stress, allow proper thermo-regulation and it will also help you keep track of each gecko's health.


    You can not watch them 24/7, therefore you can always come home to an injured gecko. They will not send you a warning.

    You will also not know whose feces belongs to who. If one gecko ends up ill, all 3 will need to be evaluated by a vet. So that's the vet fees X 3.

    And the lists of reasons go on and on....
    Currently keeping:

    Eublepharis gecko 2.1.0~Hemitheconyx gecko 1.0.0~Gekko gecko 1.0.0~Pogana Vitticeps 1.0.0~Varanus exanthematicus 1.1.0~Varanus acanthurus 1.0.0~Blue Tongue Skink 1.0.0~Red-eared slider 1.0.0

    Reptiles I have rehabilitated, rehomed or kept.
    All above species plus:


    Phelsuma Grandis~Rhacodactylus ciliatus~Paroedura~Rhacodactylus auriculatus ~Hemidactylus frenatus~Iguana~Turtles ~Snakes and too many more to name!

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