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    Hi, this is my first post here and I need some advice.

    This is my third current leopard gecko and I think 6th over the years. This guy's being taken on because the people who had him cannot care for him anymore. Which for this little guy seems to be a trend as I'm his 4th owner.

    The person I'm getting him from is giving me full setup, and the guy doesn't have any overhead lights or heat. I've only seen a picture of setup as we're getting him later.

    Like above he isn't my first leo, we currently have two. A blind girl who is pushing 16 and a young 1.5 year who's being upgraded to a 3ft Viv as he was given to me by my college teacher as another student couldn't keep him. (The student had him in a 1x1 ft tank, and we think he's a giant...)

    I'm changing his substrate to lino, which is what we keep them all on as ones blind and we found it worked well for the others too. Eventually will change its enclosure to one that slides open - personal preference.

    But the big question is, should he have lights? My two do, but have them off ATM as we're in a heat wave. And the blind girl had UV but we turned that off at the moment as the bulb needs replacing and it was practically useless and was a little experiment.

    I'll attach the picture we got when asking to take him on, we were told he's 8 (a male) and eats crickets every other day. I'll switch him to roaches and superworms which I breed myself.
    I'm going to get him a shallower bowl for water and get make him a second hide, which can be used as a moist hide too.
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    As long as there's ambient light in the room so he knows when it's day and when it's night, you don't need overhead lights. I don't use any with my (many) leopard geckos. The heat is more of an issue, once the heat wave is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    As long as there's ambient light in the room so he knows when it's day and when it's night, you don't need overhead lights. I don't use any with my (many) leopard geckos. The heat is more of an issue, once the heat wave is over.

    Aliza
    Thank you! I wanted to make 100% sure.
    We found out that the owners before who we got him from had let him somehow tip his Viv over and it crushed his tail causing him to drop it. This is the first time we've had one with a previously dropped tail but he's a happy little guy with the best appetite I've seen in the ones we've had.

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