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    Ha-ha noticed that right after I posted. Next time I am in the Carolinas the sodas and Hornworms are on me
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    I live in Virginia! But its close enough, an hour from the NC state line.....lol
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

    “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”-The 11th Doctor.

    1.0.0- Leopard Gecko (Ziggy)
    1.0.0- Crested Gecko (Axel-The Frogman)
    0.1.0- Guinea Pig (Brownie)
    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata
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    I am dusting with calcium powder with D3 and I have been since I got her. They don't stick to mealworms well but they do stick to crickets. I just bought a BIG container of calcium plus D3, since the manual I got did not say excess D3 was bad, or good. It's Zoo Med Repti Calcium.

    I am also gut loading my feeders with Fluker's high calcium cricket feed, fresh apples and potatoes.

    The thermostat is set to 90. I just edited my previous post. I will go ahead and move it.

    I have bought a leopard gecko manual and been searching online, watching videos quite a lot! Always more to learn!
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    Twice a week with the calcium with D3 and some suggest a multivitamin without D3 once a week? No the calcium doesn't stick to the mealworms very well, so I always put a pinch in the bowl I feed out of and shake them around in it a bit and when Ziggy eats them, he'll get a little bit of calcium when he bites them.
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

    “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”-The 11th Doctor.

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    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata
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    I am reading the link now, wish I would have read up on geckos before Lilou stole my heart in the petshop.
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    It always happens that way
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

    “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”-The 11th Doctor.

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    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata
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    A couple other things that I forgot to mention, Leopard Geckos (and other Herps) CAN in fact see the red light from the "night" bulbs and it can be a source of stress for some of them. Some do not seem to mind it though. Apollo is one that doesn't like it. Though he doesn't care for any light so far.
    The other thing, I also got the starter kit you did, after about 6 weeks I can honestly say that there is not one single thing I still use from it for him.
    I moved him into a 20 gallon Long aquarium, he is a good deal larger than Lilou
    Got a new light fixture (10in Flukers, can be found on Amazon)
    Got a Ceramic Heat Emitter instead of the light bulbs
    Got the 11 x 17 Flukers UTH
    I refused to even consider using the sand for his substrate. Risk of impaction is too high in my opinion
    Got him new hides, new water dish, new feeder dish, accurate digital thermometer, etc.
    Not saying you have to do everything I have done, just sharing my experience with that product and how little use it actually turned out to be. Although, the dual light fixture does come in handy for my boa Anyhow, it is good to know that you have done a lot in preparing to care for Lilou. I appreciate hearing that people care enough to spend time doing research on a pet before and after they get them home. I am sure that you two will be friends for many years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilou View Post
    I am reading the link now, wish I would have read up on geckos before Lilou stole my heart in the petshop.
    Apollo did the same with me. Sometimes it happens that way and honestly, Lilou is MUCH better off with you than she was at the pet store. That alone is something to be very happy about
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    Right now I am a bit miffed at petshops in general. The employee didn't even want to touch her to put her in the carrier container. I offered to get her because I was worried about her safety with him trying to "scoop" her out. So pathetic.

    I am fascinated by my new companion. She is soo damn cute. I just want to provide for her the best that I can and make her feel safe and happy.

    Also, I hope I don't have to change her name if she turns out to be a boy. LOL.
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    I bought a 10 gallon to put Ziggy in as a temporary home. Petco has a $1 per gallon sale going on right now so you could get a 20L for $20. I got one yesterday and he loves his bigger tank. I worked at 2 pet stores when I was 17 and I hated the way the animals are so cramped in those display cases and how young they sell the Leo's. I prefer to buy from a show or breeder.
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

    “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”-The 11th Doctor.

    1.0.0- Leopard Gecko (Ziggy)
    1.0.0- Crested Gecko (Axel-The Frogman)
    0.1.0- Guinea Pig (Brownie)
    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata
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