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    Why do my geckos keep pooping inside the warm hide?? Is there a way I can get them to start pooping somewhere else?

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    Please give us a picture of your whole enclosure (including the hides) and let us know what the temperatures are at in all of the zones and what you are using for heat.

    Sometimes when my Gecko poops in odd places I will use a reptile specific cleaner on that spot to remove the scent. They may tend to keep going in the same spot if the scent lingers of where the poop was last dropped. Though I have never had a poop inside any of the hides myself...

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    I'll send photos when I get home but the temp on the warm sides are 91-94 degrees F. Tank size is 36x18x12

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    Where was that temp measured? Is that on the ground inside the warm hide? That isn't ambient air temperature, is it? Knowing both the ambient air temp on the warm side AND the ground temp inside the warm hide would be helpful.

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    That is the temperature taken with the laser temp gun. Ambient temp is around 81 degrees

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    Ambient air temp on warm side sounds good. If your temp inside the warm hide is btwn 91-94, that is good also. When you send us pics of the enclosure and hides please include pics of your gecko as well.

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    Here is a photo of the enclosure: The reddish light is from my grow lights for my plants, I turn them off at night.
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    The warm hide is the cave to the right.

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    Thanks for the pics. Everything looks good to me. I like the tile substrate. What do you use to light the enclosure? Your Gecko is beautiful! How old is it?

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    I don't use any lighting. She is temp sexed 4 month old Diablo Blanco. The light is just from my grow lights from my house plants from the next shelf over. She keeps pooping inside the warm hide though! I read somewhere to move the poop to different location...I might try that.

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