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    Hello friends,
    As some of you know we recently lost our two young geckos Lavender and Basil. I wasn't planning on getting another Leo so soon but this guy stole my heart.
    His picture was of him in a boring tank with sand, one hide, and a tiny uth. He was bought in October as a gift for their son who quickly grew bored of him.
    So I contacted them and today I drove the two hours there we to pick him up. Then two hours back home. He travelled like a champ, peeking at me once on the way home. I had the heated seats on even for him (-3 here in Canada).
    When we got home I ditched the sand and adjusted his cafe. I have a 20 g that I am preparing for him. I'm wondering about links for feeding schedules, setting up the perfect tank with ceramic tile as the substrate, exact temps and diet.
    I want everything to be perfect for Glaedr.
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    He looks great! Just make sure that every single thing including feeders that you had for the other geckos is far away from him.

    Aliza
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    I definitely will. I threw out a lot and have sanitized and disinfected the tanks (which I will be repeating). This tank he came with.
    I'm so in love with him.
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    Welcome, Glaedr! I hope you live a long, healthy life.

    Glaedr looks like he's under 1 year old. Can you measure him?

    If you already have supplements, let me know which ones so I can amend these schedules. If you don't, VetArk's Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamin + Calci Dust supplements are quite good.


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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'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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    I will attempt to get a length on him today, I just don't want to bother him when he just arrived yesterday.
    His supplements are repashy calcium plus and zoo meds repti calcium.
    He eats gut loaded crickets, mealworms and hornworms. I'm trying to find somewhere to order dubia roaches in from and pheonix worms.
    Any tips on using ceramic tile? Does anyone permanently affix it in the enclosure?
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    He has leftover skin on his toes, make sure to take that off before he loses them.

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    a warm welcome to you and Glaedr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scelangner View Post
    I will attempt to get a length on him today, I just don't want to bother him when he just arrived yesterday.
    His supplements are repashy calcium plus and zoo meds repti calcium.
    He eats gut loaded crickets, mealworms and hornworms. I'm trying to find somewhere to order dubia roaches in from and pheonix worms.
    Any tips on using ceramic tile? Does anyone permanently affix it in the enclosure?
    Don't permanently attach rough-textured ceramic tiles to the base of Glaedr's enclosure. That would impact any deep cleaning you wish to do in the future. Some keepers use a thin layer of sand underneath the tiles to fill in the grooves and eliminate hot spots. That's the only good use for a small bag of calci-sand (where a leo can't lick it).

    Is your Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3? If so and when necessary, use it alongside Repashy's Calcium Plus.

    Does he seem to be walking around OK? No unusual bends at his "knees"? (Just checking for his calcium levels.)

    Here's the Repashy's Calcium Plus all-in-one multivitamin schedule long time leo breeder GU's acpart (Aliza) has used for her leopard geckos.

    Nutrition links for some feeders:

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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'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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    Are you using some basic dry insect diet to cover the bases 24/7? Then add veggies to up the nutrients.

    Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms......Olimpia -- August 2013
    "A commercial gutloading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas."

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    "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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    I have been using the flukers dry diet so I will be switching that up asap.
    I checked out the feeding schedule and I'm slightly confused. Should I be keeping a small dish of our calcium in there with him or not? The zoo med calcium is without d3. And the schedule seems to only state when the repashy should be fed or does it mean it should be fed at the same time? (Repashy and calcium). The repashy is giving him his necessary d3?
    I was wondering also if I should have one long piece of tile cut for the 20 G as opposed to two smaller pieces? I don't have much experience with the tile. I will try again tomorrow to get a proper measurement of his body.
    When he arrived I weighed him and i believe he was 0.8 oz, 22.5 g does that sound right?
    Thank you again to everyone for your time and advice. We so appreciate it over here.

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