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    Hello everyone,
    I wanted to give Leia a bit more natural feel to her home. I used Eco Earth as the substrate and if she needs to dig she can. If its not safe I will quickly remove it and put back the tiles no problem.

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    Disregard my last post message. I put inside and immediately raised the humidity way too high so reverted back to her original setup with tiles lol ... EPIC FAIL!
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    I made a few changes, instead of having her whole substrate with eco earth I just added a small section which you can see in the photo. Trying to make it more natural with her but at the same time, safe. She does have a reptisun T8 5.0% tube so if she ever does want to come out and bask to get some Vitamin D she can if not its just good to have a photo-period day/night cycle. She really loves the Exo Terra Reptile Den Cave. She goes insane/crazy if I take it out and she does not have it in her terrarium so that has to be in there. She has a cork bark tunnel like and thats resting under the heat mat. The paper towel is where she usually goes to the bathroom so its just easy to take it out and give her new paper towel. How does it look overall?
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    I like it!

    I'm curious how often your leo comes out to absorb the UVB. It could be a little bright. Consider putting it on a timer for just several hours per day.

    ZM Reptisun's 5.0 UVB T8 tube is excellent! Frances Baines recommends giving leos a backup dose of calcium with D3 @ 1 feeding per month.

    Have you seen this link:
    "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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    Thank you.
    She doesn't come out as much really. If I don't have the Exo Terra Reptile Den Cave for her then she is usually on her ledge or hammock, under the fake leaves. But other than that she isnt really out. I am trying to replicate her enclosure as close as possible to how it is in the wild. The sun comes up around 6 Am to 8 Pm. Thats her light schedule but if it needs to be on a couple hours of the day I can change it. I have a digital timer so what time or times do you suggest for her? Also, Arcadia bulbs seem to be the best on the market as well so after this bulb does not produce anymore which will be in 6 months I am thinking about changing to this one:
    https://www.arcadiareptile.com/light...sunlight-lamp/
    Has a lot of great information.
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    You're welcome.

    You've already seen that link!!!
    "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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    They also came out with a new product on the line as well as this looks really interesting:
    https://www.arcadiareptile.com/light...dweller-prot5/
    Something to look into. The enclosure looks really natural and awesome looking would love to have something like that for Leia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptilelady View Post
    Thank you.
    She doesn't come out as much really. If I don't have the Exo Terra Reptile Den Cave for her then she is usually on her ledge or hammock, under the fake leaves. But other than that she isnt really out. I am trying to replicate her enclosure as close as possible to how it is in the wild. The sun comes up around 6 Am to 8 Pm. Thats her light schedule but if it needs to be on a couple hours of the day I can change it. I have a digital timer so what time or times do you suggest for her? Also, Arcadia bulbs seem to be the best on the market as well so after this bulb does not produce anymore which will be in 6 months I am thinking about changing to this one:
    https://www.arcadiareptile.com/light...sunlight-lamp/
    Has a lot of great information.
    Many thanks for that link too! Perhaps it's time to add another article to the care sheet.

    I don't know how much "UVB basking time" is sufficient for a leo. Maybe Fran has some feedback? I worry if the rays are too bright, the leo will just hide.

    Those Zoo Med Reptisun 5.0 T8 tubes are supposed to produce sufficient UVB for 1 year now. That's what Zoo Med tells me when I phone (Zoo Med: 888-496-6633). Last time I phoned Zoo Med planned to replace the packaging. I've been using two 5.0 tubes for my Phelsuma barbouri for years now. I replace them annually. I have both tubes in Slimline fixtures. A couple years ago I switched the fixture over the 15 long to be perpendicular to the enclosure. That way the female can choose: UVB or not.

    For my leo's photoperiod I use a 15 watt incandescent dimmed to half power. It's on during the day and shaded by a tall silk palm tree. I only have a 20 long. My leo's out and about frequently during the day resting.

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    "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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    @Seth9999 recently built long enclosures for both his leos. He uses UVB for both Cecil and Cleo.

    Hopefully he'll stop by this thread and share some details.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    Awesome thanks for the link. I know lighting/heating is very important to reptiles and of course getting the best quality setup/environment = happy healthy reptile whether its a leopard gecko/ bearded dragon/ etc. I feel like if they are happy in their environment they will perform their best. I dont mind spending the $ as long as I know it will benefit the animal in the long run. I have had my fair share of bad experiences and wish to never feel that again. I just want to provide the best care/husbandry I possibly can Also, I've seen this girls YouTube Channel and she has wooden vivariums. Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpd...9cdNm6qRLb0cpw

    I was wondering if wooden viv/enclosures are better than the glass enclosures?
    Heres an interesting video about the UVB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55rJcXjQJbE

    When I first got Leia she was around 6 inches and was living in a 10 Gallon tank. I have upgraded her to the Exo Terra 24" x 18" x 12". Ever since I have upgraded her terrarium to a larger size she has been more active with the reptisun UVB that I have given her. She is now approx. 9 inches. weighing 72g. Of course, females are more susceptible to eggbounding and some issues if not provided enough vitamin D as well as MBD.
    https://leopardgecko.org/metabolic-b...leopard-geckos
    http://sawneeanimalclinic.com/downlo...osdiseases.pdf
    Just some links to show the horrific dangers of MBD.

    I prefer to go more on the "natural" approach and provide as closely as it is in the wild for her.

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