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    Quote Originally Posted by Rml7881 View Post
    I am trying to stabilize the temp but I am getting readings all over the place!

    FYI all of these items are new and the digital thermometer and thermostat were just installed today and I have the probes right next to each other.

    The digital thermometer reads 86.9. The thermostat says 89.7. The infrared radar thing says 94. I even got out my kids forehead thermometer (hoping it would be close to one) and that said 97.

    Right now I am going off the thermostat and have that set to 91 - since it was middle of the road.

    Any suggestions on how to help figure out the actual temp. Or does it really matter that much? I don’t want it getting too hot or cold for the little guy.
    The actual temperature matters buckets!

    What brand thermostat did you purchase?

    Temps should settle down within 4-6 hours. The probe of my digital thermometer agrees pretty closely with my thermostat's probe.

    I shared this chart on your first post.

    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).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-13-2020 at 11:08 PM.
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    ===> 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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    I have the probes on the hot side behindthe hot hide. I know what temp it should be - just not sure which one to trust.

    I will see if it stabilizes in the morning and hopefully then I will get a better judge. It’s a zoo med digital thermometer and a ipower thermostat.
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    Feed a baby leo daily just like this chart indicates. Feed as much as your leo will eat in about 15 minutes.

    Around about 6 months old leos begin to eat every other day. Then follow this same chart, just the M-W-F part and maybe extra food on Saturday.

    Leopard geckos are usually nearly fully grown @ 18 months old. Then reduce eating to 2 times weekly. At that time your leo will follow Schedule 126 (or Schedule 156 if you add UVB).

    Do you see the Leopard Gecko Care Sheet link in my signature? By clicking that you'll have 24/7 access to 165 different articles including feeding schedules 124-126 and UVB feeding schedules 154-156.

    When you continue your initial post in the Husbandry sub-forum, it will be easy to scroll back to find past info. That's one benefit of forums like GU.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (withOUT UVB)
    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    Feed lightly dusted prey 3x per week.

    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Tuesday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    • Wednesday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Thursday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    • Friday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • Saturday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    • Sunday > > no food or free choice > > no dusting
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-14-2020 at 02:12 PM.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rml7881 View Post
    I have the probes on the hot side behindthe hot hide. I know what temp it should be - just not sure which one to trust.

    I will see if it stabilizes in the morning and hopefully then I will get a better judge. It’s a zoo med digital thermometer and a ipower thermostat.
    Please re-locate both probes inside the warm dry hide & right on top of the substrate. That's the temp your leo feels when he's inside the warm dry hide. That's the very temperature we are monitoring.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-14-2020 at 02:38 AM.
    "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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    This is perfect. Thank you! Somehow I missed this when I scrolled through all the info.

    What age would you guess my little one to be?

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    Ok. I will move them and see if the equal out a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rml7881 View Post
    This is perfect. Thank you! Somehow I missed this when I scrolled through all the info.

    What age would you guess my little one to be?
    I really have no idea. Leos grow at different rates.
    "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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    Finally figured out how to view the entire Leo care sheet ... for some reason I was just getting one section (probably would have saved me from a lot of my posts!). This will super helpful! Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rml7881 View Post
    Finally figured out how to view the entire Leo care sheet ... for some reason I was just getting one section (probably would have saved me from a lot of my posts!). This will super helpful! Thank you.
    You're welcome. I'll add a note to make finding the whole care sheet easier. I appreciate your suggestion.

    By clicking the Table of Contents link in my signature, you'll see the linked articles. If you wish to see the actual care sheet, click link 0.
    "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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    In case you're wondering what happened to some of your threads, admin Hilde stopped by last night. She merged all your separate threads together since they were all about husbandry.

    Now it will be super easy to scroll back to find the details.

    Please continue right here for most issues.
    "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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