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    Default New Leo! What Morph?? I Haven't Seen One Like This Before...


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    I just got a new little leo today after weeks of deliberating. I did get him from a pet store so I am unsure... I usually don't support pet stores but my local one has really great animal care. I have a picture of him last week at the store and today when I brought him home. He is currently in a separate room from my two other geckos as he will now begin his 3 month long quarantine period. Any Ideas what this little guy might look like when he grows up?

    1 week ago:
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    Today:
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    EDIT: Any tips to ensure that I do the quarantine correctly? My two current geckos are kept in a separate room and they are not sharing crickets or supplements with the new one. I’ve been wearing disposable latex gloves when handling the new gecko and washing my hands after. Should this be enough precaution? If I do this should it be safe to handle my current two geckos afterwards?

    Thanks!
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    Your gecko is a Murphy's patternless. The faint beige pattern will disappear as it matures. Google "murphy patternless" to see what the adults look like. It seems as if you're being very careful with the quarantine. The only thing to add is to handle this gecko last and wash your hands afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Your gecko is a Murphy's patternless. The faint beige pattern will disappear as it matures. Google "murphy patternless" to see what the adults look like. It seems as if you're being very careful with the quarantine. The only thing to add is to handle this gecko last and wash your hands afterwards.

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    Thanks! Do you think it would be safe if I handled my new gecko in the afternoon and then fed my two current geckos in the evening? I use separate cricket keepers for the the two current geckos and for the new one, I don’t touch the crickets, just the plastic tubes I shake them into. They also have separate supplements. They all have to be fed in the evening so I’m unsure how to go about this safely. I’m just nervous that potential germs from the new gecko might still be on my hand and I don’t want to contaminate the crickets for the two others. I might just be paranoid though.
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    That sounds fine. Just wash your hands after handling the new gecko. If you want to be absolutely sure that things are OK, have your new gecko tested for crypto by the vet soon (it can be done with a vent swab) and then have it tested again at the end of quarantine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    If you want to be absolutely sure that things are OK, have your new gecko tested for crypto by the vet soon (it can be done with a vent swab) and then have it tested again at the end of quarantine.

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    Thanks! I will be doing that as soon as he gets a bit more comfortable!

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