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    Gecko Drifter is offline Newbie
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    Default How do I convince Dad to get a larger terrarium?


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    I need help.Since my dad told me that I couldn't get more reptiles,I asked him if I could get larger enclosures for my California Kingsnake and my African Fat Tailed Gecko.He said he would get one for my snake,but not my gecko.He says it's because it doesn't do much (as far as we know).How do I convince Dad to change his mind? Thank you.

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    Short of printing off several caresheets that explain the minimum ideal requirements for geckos, and supporting that with information that clarifies the importance of proper temperature gradients (which is difficult to achieve in a too-small enclosure), this may be an initiative you take on yourself.

    I'm not sure how old you are, but I'm guessing you're at least old enough to do chores or odd jobs for money. Could you ask your dad for ways that you can earn money to buy the enclosure yourself? Not only would this show responsibility in that you're taking care of your animals yourself, but it will also convey the importance of a larger enclosure. It's also an excellent skill on your part if you wish to expand your reptile collection, because I'm guessing your dad doesn't want to be paying for everything that's reptile-related when they're your pets. He may also be refusing you more reptiles because you haven't shown the initiative to try and care for them fully on your own. Coming up with suggestions and solutions for how you can be more independent about this may convince him that you're ready for more reptiles.
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    Current enclosure sizes would help. Cali kings can be ok in anything larger than a 20 gallon tank. AFT geckos should be around 10 gallons or larger. They will use the extra room if given, but it isn't necessarily important.

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    Tell him geckos don't do as much because they don't have the space lol
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