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    Hi there,

    I am 30 years old...just...lol.

    Although not new to keeping snakes, I am new to caring for Leos. I've got 2 corn snakes Inca and Aztec. I did have 3 corn snakes up until Wednesday, but unfortunately I found that my baby corn snake Cabi had died, from what looked like kidney failure.

    My parents asked me if I wanted another corn snake, but after I had thought about it, I asked if I could get a Leopard Gecko and they said yes. Thankfully I already have a good sized vivarium for the Leopard Gecko to live in (with heat mat installed and set to 29*C) and also have tarantulas, so crickets/mealworms are not an issue. I've also got a couple of good hides and a water bowl as well, plus I've washed out a margarine tub for a wet hide (which will be filled with wet sphagnum moss (if that's not OK - let me know please).

    Only things I need to get is a couple of other bowls (one for calcium+D3 and so mealworms etc. can't get out.

    I'm hoping to get my new friend either on or just after my birthday (which happens to be in 9 days time). But I thought I would join a good forum, so I can get good advice from people with experience of caring for Leopard Geckos.

    Animals I have:

    Winnie - female cat
    Inca and Aztec - female and male corn snakes (in separate vivariums as not planning on breeding)
    Mystery, Truffle, Holly, Zoe, Minx, Jinx, Ember - various sized and species of tarantula
    Galaxy and Caramel - Millipedes
    Cinna, Jet, Luna and Star - female gerbils

    Going to have a look around now.

    Bye for now xx

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Leos are one of our specialties!

    Just click the Table of Contents link in my signature to see some ways we can help. There are 3 Feeding and Supplement schedules depending upon the age of your leo.

    Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C):
    • 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) ground temperature right underneath a leo's warm dry hide
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the cool end

    Leave the UTH on 24/7. At night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).

    Three hides are recommended: warm dry, warm moist, and cool dry.

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    Warm moist hide

    Since you're from the UK, can you get Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamins and Calci Dust (pure calcium carbonate)? Nutrobal is an excellent multivitamin and contains vitamin D3. So only plain calcium is also necessary.

    Let us know how we can help.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)
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    Hi Elizabeth,

    Many thanks for your response and actually you've answered the couple of questions I was going to ask tonight, so again, many thanks for that.

    Well, thankfully, my money has come through, so I can now start planning on the stuff I need to buy for my Leo and I am thoroughly looking forward to getting my new friend

    I will up the UTH temperature up tomorrow morning and I've got both that and the thermostat and temperature probes all set up from when I moved Aztec into his bigger vivarium. I know that I need to get the calcium with D3 as well, been reading a lot of information on here and gathered some really useful stuff .

    I've got to get another hide as Aztec's baby one wouldn't really work for a Leo, but that's not a problem. Going to get a couple more bowls as well, just in case I need an extra one lol.

    M xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mweekie View Post
    Hi Elizabeth,

    Many thanks for your response and actually you've answered the couple of questions I was going to ask tonight, so again, many thanks for that.

    Well, thankfully, my money has come through, so I can now start planning on the stuff I need to buy for my Leo and I am thoroughly looking forward to getting my new friend

    I will up the UTH temperature up tomorrow morning and I've got both that and the thermostat and temperature probes all set up from when I moved Aztec into his bigger vivarium. I know that I need to get the calcium with D3 as well, been reading a lot of information on here and gathered some really useful stuff .

    I've got to get another hide as Aztec's baby one wouldn't really work for a Leo, but that's not a problem. Going to get a couple more bowls as well, just in case I need an extra one lol.

    M xx
    You're very welcome!

    I don't recommend keeping any supplement in the enclosure. Let me know the age of your leo and the supplements you get. Then I'll share a feeding and supplement schedule.

    I recommend either Nutrobal and Calci Dust or Zoo Med's supplements: Reptivite multivitamins without D3, Repti Calcium with D3, and Repti Calcium without D3.
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    "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 post 142 (use left side numbers): Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)

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    Hey Welcome!

    Sorry for your loss, I also got into leos recently when my 10 year old corn snake died. Luckily the care of leos isn't too different as far as enclosure goes at least. The people here are very helpful and knowledgeable so you shouldn't have any problems.
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