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    Hello! So Iíve had my leopard 03121826-5845-45B7-B306-CA9F376D1457.jpg gecko about a month now and heís 4 months old, and he rarely comes out of his warm hide at all and isnít putting on much weight so Iím worried ive got the temperatures wrong? Iíve read up on it and I currently have it at about 31 celcius (I know this is a bit warmer than most places say) but he still doesnít venture out! I figured if that was too hot he would move over to the cooler side but still nothing! I donít know if somethings up with him or maybe he just likes it hot! Should I put it up a bit? He just seems quite lethargic and always sleepy, he eats (have to tong feed him because he doesnít come out of his hide much, but I do make him move around a bit for them so he works a bit and learns to hunt!) and heís pooping regularly and he shed last week for the first time since Iíve had him, think maybe itís because he took a while to get used to the new home so he wasnít eating but now heís eating more I guess heís growing and so will shed? But just a bit worried because he doesnít seem to be growing much and his tail isnít that fat! Any help? Any ideas on how much he should weigh at about 4 months aswell?

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    31C on the floor (not in the air) is ok; 32-33 may be a bit better. If your gecko continues to eat and poop but is not gaining weight, meaning that the tail is not getting any bigger, it may be worthwhile to see a reptile vet. It's not unusual for geckos to stay in one place for a really long time. They're pretty lazy. A 4 month old can weigh anywhere from 7 grams to over 50grams, so there's no way to judge exactly what's right.

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    Here's a guide for proper temperatures inside Fred's home.

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C).

    Place the thermostat's probe and a digital thermometer's probe together right on top of the substrate underneath the warm dry hide. If you use a UTH + a CHE you'll need 2 separate thermostats, because ground and air temperatures are substantially different.

    • Warm dry hide ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) inside a leo's warm dry hide.
    • Warm humid/moist hide: Also place the humid hide 100% on top of the heat mat. Keep temperatures similar to the warm dry hide.
    • Cool dry hide ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. If you wish, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Here's a guide for proper temperatures inside Fred's home.
    amazing thankyou!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred_thegecko View Post
    amazing thankyou!
    You're welcome.

    I'm happy that chart works for you.
    "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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