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    Hi!

    So I have a baby blue tongue skink that I want to a bigger enclosure for, which would leave her 36x18x12 Exo Terra empty for a new reptile.

    I want to get a leopard gecko for it but I read that it might be too big and would stress it out. Which is weird because I have always been told that for reptiles bigger is always better. But I don't want to put one in a terrarium that would stress it out in the long run.

    I could sell my Exo Terra and buy a 24x18x12 but I would prefer to be able to use the one I have.

    I guess my question is can I use my current terrarium for one leopard gecko or should I get one that is smaller?

    Thanks!

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    That Exo Terra enclosure would definitely NOT be too big for a Leopard Gecko, in my personal opinion. In fact, it would be the perfect size.
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    Bigger is better. Just make sure that there are plenty of hiding places. That whole "large cages stress them out" is a newbie myth.
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Using your 36 x 18 x 12 inch Exo Terra for a leopard gecko is perfect!

    Consider getting two 11 x 17 inch Ultratherm heat mats to warm your leo's belly + an Inkbird thermostat that accepts 2 heat pads. Ultratherms are tops and can be repositioned if they are ever removed.
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    Wow thanks for all of the responses! That's great that I can use the same enclosure! I think it will also be great for a leopard gecko to have all of that room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePrairieNerd View Post
    Wow thanks for all of the responses! That's great that I can use the same enclosure! I think it will also be great for a leopard gecko to have all of that room.
    I totally agree with you!
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    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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    Like above said. The bigger the better for a leo. They love to explore and climb things.

    Now im off to research what a skink is
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    Wow skinks are beautiful. Nothing can be as cute as a leo though.
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    If you choose to go with amazon for the ultratherms, check often. They sell like hotcakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    If you choose to go with amazon for the ultratherms, check often. They sell like hotcakes
    Thanks for sharing, Silverfire. It's no wonder!

    Reptile Basics: (336-308-5767) also carries Ultratherm heat mats [11 x 17 inches = $22]
    "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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