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    Hello,

    I've posted here a few times about Mango my baby leopard gecko. It has almost two weeks since I brought her home. I do not see her very often besides every once and awhile. She has been hiding in her moist hide for about three days without eating. I may just be a bit paranoid but my question is should I replace her moist hide with something more see through like a Tupperware container? She has plenty of other hides (warm and cold) at good temperatures. My concern is too much humidity or moisture could be bad for her since she isn't actually shedding (just hiding). I have added an image of the moist hide, if that helps. Any advice would be well appreciated, thanks!

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    could you get pics of all the hides? if she doesn't feel safe in them then she won't use them.

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Here are two pictures of the other two hides. They are both covered very well in terms of a space where she can hide and not be seen/or see out. Would you recommend exchanging the moist hide or any other methods?

    Edit: The log is the warm hide and the rock is the cold hide. I moved a few tiny trees to give a better view of the cold hide but it usually has a few small trees in front of it.

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    it looks good, how warm is the moist hide?

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    Many geckos decide there's one place they want to be and that's where they are, until they decide there's another place they want to be. Others are all over the place. This is not unusual. If your concern is that the gecko is hiding all the time, this is pretty usual for juveniles. I had a gecko for 10 years that I named "Cameo" because I hardly ever saw her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Many geckos decide there's one place they want to be and that's where they are, until they decide there's another place they want to be. Others are all over the place. This is not unusual. If your concern is that the gecko is hiding all the time, this is pretty usual for juveniles. I had a gecko for 10 years that I named "Cameo" because I hardly ever saw her!

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    Aliza, once again you've given me comfort in the thought that my gecko is healthy. The last thing I would want is for my gecko to go without food and hide and find out she was sick the whole time. Thanks for the advice. I'd rather her hide and feel safe than be sick or something. Either way I suppose she'll come out and eat eventually! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    it looks good, how warm is the moist hide?
    The moist hide stays around low to mid 80's, at night sometimes around 75 or a bit above

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmerchant1598 View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply! Here are two pictures of the other two hides. They are both covered very well in terms of a space where she can hide and not be seen/or see out. Would you recommend exchanging the moist hide or any other methods?

    Edit: The log is the warm hide and the rock is the cold hide. I moved a few tiny trees to give a better view of the cold hide but it usually has a few small trees in front of it.

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    The log is too open. I would switch the rock(not Dwayne Johnson, I’d keep him) and the log. Hey, I’m human and I’d prefer the center hide if I had to choose one to live in. However, do not touch the one he is in because it will just cause stress and then he’s less likely to eat. As a baby, he should be coming out daily for food. It may(not using the warmest spot) or may not be the reason, but worth a try.
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    Sg612 -- That's a good point and I definitely agree. I think I will go out this weekend and buy her some more "secure" type hides for each end so she can feel more comfortable coming out. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Edit: Read that wrong. Just switched out the log with the (non-dwayne johnson rock, haha). I may still go buy something a bit more hidden than the log though.

    She doesn't come out of the moist hide at all so I hope she'll eventually come out to see it. It worries me a lot that she isn't eating daily (refused food for 3 days) and she's very young. If she doesn't come out to notice the warm hide (which I'm hoping will promote eating), what should I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmerchant1598 View Post
    Sg612 -- That's a good point and I definitely agree. I think I will go out this weekend and buy her some more "secure" type hides for each end so she can feel more comfortable coming out. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Edit: Read that wrong. Just switched out the log with the (non-dwayne johnson rock, haha). I may still go buy something a bit more hidden than the log though.

    She doesn't come out of the moist hide at all so I hope she'll eventually come out to see it. It worries me a lot that she isn't eating daily (refused food for 3 days) and she's very young. If she doesn't come out to notice the warm hide (which I'm hoping will promote eating), what should I do?
    One step at a time. Letís see if she begins using the warm hide after you switch it to the more secure hide. Does she look ever thin to you?

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