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    Hi, my names Josh and I'm a geckoholic.. lol but seriously I'm just getting into the hobby of keeping geckos and I am getting my daughters and wife into it as well so we are doing this as a family, its kind of another way we spend time an do things together. My daughter actually got me back into them (i had some when i was a kid) by going on youtube and watching reptile videos so we went to a reptile expo and what do ya know, we picked up a couple of leopard geckos lol.

    I'll be honest, I do want to get into doing some small scale breeding (i have been doing research for hours a day for the past couple months and will continue to do so) partly because baby geckos are freakin ADORKABLE! and partly because I'm very interested in becoming a part of a community and I really like all the possibilities you can get out of these guys. I'm not lookin to get famous or make a bunch of money, just breed some geckos and attend my local reptile shows to sell them to other enthusiasts and of course check out all the other really neat stuff, my wife is obsessed with leachies now lol..

    I will probably get another male and a few more females in time but I'm in no hurry, so for now here's my gecko family and their habitats, please keep in mind these are temporary habitats as i am waiting on my Boaphile 421D to keep the 4 females in and then my male gets the 20g long all to himself and i'll finish customizing it for him.


    So this is Sarge (Sargent Stedanko) he is a Hypo Eclipse, he is one of the 2 I got from the reptile expo.






    And this is Pikachu, she is a hypo tangerine




    Here we have Carmella she is a mack snow tremper albino w&y




    This one is Cindy (Cindy Crawford) she is a hypo w&y she has 1 beauty mark on her side which reminded me of cindy crawford lol





    And this is my wifes baby, Xena (warrior gecko!) she is also a mack snow tremper albino w&y


    Her first shed with us


    She did a really good job gettin it all off herself


    Here are their temporary enclosures, in the tubs each one has a warm small half log, 2/3 half a large half log, each has a cool dark spot and each has a moist box. this is where Cindy (left) Pikachu (middle) and Carmella (right) stay for now.




    Uhh Sarge, what u doin in carmellas house?




    I'm using 6" heat tape and a Herpstat proportional thermostat
    (this will be transferred to my Boaphile when it arrives)




    And until the Boaphile comes, Sarge and Xena are in the 20g long divided in half.. I am using a zoomed 11x8 heat mat and a vivosun thermostat for these guys. So Sarges side I have been making what I like to think is pretty frickin sweet little house for him, he has a warm spot on the left under the moist box and under the ramp is his cool side, for xena were keepin it simple for now, so she has a small half log warm spot and a moist box, oh I should mention the moist box maybe dual purpose as there is a lid on the container but the upside down bowl on top kinda makes it a 2 in 1 cool + cool/moist..







    Heres Xena's side




    And i use this for supplements, i alternate between crickets an meal worms and feed every other day, i pretty much dust their food every feeding because powder dont stick to mealworms very well an ends up at the bottom of the dish and it does great on crickets for a while but does eventually wear off especially on the more spirited crickets lol!




    Well that's it for now, thanks for looking! Hopefully I am doing a good job over here but Please feel free to leave me feedback if you think there is something i can improve on and feel free to ask me questions.
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    Welcome! Nice geckos. There are a lot of articles about leopard gecko and breeding on the Gecko Time magazine site: www.geckotime.com/archives. Breeding is a lot of fun and a bit of work. No, you probably won't make any money, but it's very enjoyable.

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    Welcome aboard, Josh! for all your shares! What a thorough post!

    You and your family have exciting journeys ahead.

    BTW the next NW Reptile Expo happens August 17th at the PDX airport's Holiday Inn (Columbia Conference Center). In January leos were pretty scarce. I'd love to meet you all.

    Please keep us posted.
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    welcome to GU, those are some GORGEOUS geckos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Welcome! Nice geckos. There are a lot of articles about leopard gecko and breeding on the Gecko Time magazine site: www.geckotime.com/archives. Breeding is a lot of fun and a bit of work. No, you probably won't make any money, but it's very enjoyable.

    Aliza
    Thanks i'll check out the link

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome aboard, Josh! for all your shares! What a thorough post!

    You and your family have exciting journeys ahead.

    BTW the next NW Reptile Expo happens August 17th at the PDX airport's Holiday Inn (Columbia Conference Center). In January leos were pretty scarce. I'd love to meet you all.

    Please keep us posted.
    Hi, thanks, this is not the first forum i've been on, im a car guy so been on a few heh. Ya there wasnt very many at the puyallup show but still happy with what i got an my daughter actually got exactly what she wanted she had been lookin at the hypo tangerines for a while, she said i want an orange one with no spots or not very many spots lol. We are definitely looking forward to meeting local fellow enthusiasts!

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    welcome to GU, those are some GORGEOUS geckos.
    thank you!
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!
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    You're welcome.

    I heard the Puyallup show was crowded and that they may be looking for a new venue.

    All it takes is that special leo. Your daughter was lucky.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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 Elizabeth Freer View Post
    You're welcome.

    I heard the Puyallup show was crowded and that they may be looking for a new venue.

    All it takes is that special leo. Your daughter was lucky.

    yeah trying to walk around that place was like trying to swim up river! but glad we went anyways.
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Welcome! Nice geckos. There are a lot of articles about leopard gecko and breeding on the Gecko Time magazine site: Archives - Gecko Time - Gecko Time. Breeding is a lot of fun and a bit of work. No, you probably won't make any money, but it's very enjoyable.

    Aliza
    Read several articles on that site tonight, found a couple of small scale breeding ones especially interesting! :P
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    yeah trying to walk around that place was like trying to swim up river! but glad we went anyways.


    If you've checked out one of GU's Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents in my signature, perhaps you've already found this.


    Here's the Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamins schedule that GU's acpart (Aliza Arzt) has used for all her leopard geckos ----> breeders and non-breeders. You'll need 2 different powders.

    -----> February 2019 -- I've been using an "every other" feeding schedule with Repashy's Calcium Plus since 2009. Adults get fed Mondays and Thursdays. They get Repashy on Thursdays.

    I fed juveniles and hatchlings 3 times a week. (They would be getting mealworms so there would always be some in their bowls.) For juveniles I'd dust with Repashy's Calcium Plus at every other feeding. For hatchlings 0-2 months old & any slow-growing leopard geckos under ~6 grams, I would also dust every other feeding in addition to keeping plain calcium in the cage 24/7.

    Aliza

    Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamins
    (without UVB)

    Feeding & Supplementing ADULT leopard geckos ~ Feed 2x per week.
    • Mondays ~ feed (no dusting)
    • Thursdays ~ feed & dust prey with Repashy's Calcium Plus (all in one) multivitamins

    Feeding & Supplementing JUVENILE leopard geckos ~ Feed 3x per week.
    • Feed Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays
    • Dust prey with Repashy's Calcium Plus at every other feeding
    • [See dusting chart below]

    Feeding & Supplementing HATCHLING leopard geckos - 0-2 months old & any slow-growing leopard geckos under ~6 grams ~ Feed 3x per week.
    • Feed Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays
    • Dust prey with Repashy's Calcium Plus at every other feeding
    • ALSO: Keep a bottle cap of plain calcium in the cage 24/7.
    • [See dusting chart below]



    \/ \/ \/


    R = Repashy's Calcium Plus, Cc = pure precipitated calcium carbonate (without vitamin D3)

    Week 1 Repashy dusting (for JUVENILES & HATCHLINGS):
    M-------T-------W------Th-------F-------Sat-------Sun
    ............R..................................... ......R...................


    Week 2 Repashy dusting (for JUVENILES & HATCHLINGS):
    M-------T-------W------Th-------F-------Sat-------Sun
    ..................................R............... ...........................


    -----> For hatchlings 0-2 months old & any slow-growing leopard geckos under ~6 grams: Aliza also places a bottle cap of pure precipitated calcium carbonate (without vitamin D3) in the cage 24/7.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-21-2019 at 08:10 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 a vivarium <===

    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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    I do have zoo med d3 also, bought it right after the reptile show lol. I just read thru the repashy post and several others and now i think im thoroughly confused.

    So your saying dust the geckos twice a week an then feed them to the crickets? :P just joshin ya..

    So to summerize, feed 2x a week, dust with repashy once and then only the zoo med d3 every 3rd feeding?

    Sorry sometimes i have to read things a few times before it sinks in properly.. Wish i had joined the forum sooner as there seems to be alot of false info out there combined with personel preferences.. I just want to make sure everyones getting what they Need without over doing it.
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