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    hi all!! this is my first reptile, so iím not too experienced. my gecko seems to leave his hide very rarely, even though heís in a well heated room, and his heating pad is set to 91 degrees fahrenheit.. why isnít he leaving his hide?? thanks :)

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    Is your gecko a juvenile? Are you mostly checking it during the day? Many juveniles hide nearly all the time for instinctive self protection. Some geckos are more like hermits and also hide most of the time. This is even more usual the first few weeks. Leopard geckos are nocturnal, so they will be hiding all day. The most likely times for them to come out is early evening. You're doing everything correctly, the gecko is just being a gecko.

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    What is your leo's cool end ground temperature? What size is your leo's enclosure? Approximately what size is his heat mat?

    What type lighting does your leo have? Room lighting? Enclosure lighting?

    Having a heat mat = 1/2 the floor area may entice your leo to come out and explore more.
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    Good tips by both of those experienced members. I agree with them both completely! When we first got our gecko he was a juvenile and he hid a lot more. Now that he is closer to 14 months he is coming out a lot more often. But still generally in the morning and evening. As long as your husbandry is correct with floor and air temps once your gecko gets a bit older they will become a bit more active.

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