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    Yes, she needs lots more hiding places. You can get some fake plants cheap at a thrift store (just wash them well before using). Geckos like to climb, so sticks like the one you have in there (maybe a little wider) would be good. Sticks that just lay on the floor will only roll around on your gecko and won't serve any purpose. Keep the paper towel as a substrate for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Using your computer to post and read here is excellent. That's handy when you want to re-read some details on this thread.

    I suggest lots of thin and thicker sticks (and more air plants) everywhere. Right now Mocha is extremely exposed. She does not have nearly enough hiding places.



    I don't know how long she will live.

    Get Mocha some mango! I'll bet she'll love it.

    Have you bought Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 and Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3? PetCo stocks them. That is vital!!! Without those supplements Mocha will get metabolic bone disease (MBD). You don't want to go there.



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    • /\ Even though this care sheet suggests a mixture of sand and coco fiber for the substrate, it's safer to keep Mocha on paper towels for now. With sand and coco fiber as a substrate there is always the chance that Mocha will eat some substrate when she dives for a cricket.
    my mom said no more air plants because she only has two of them left. im confused about what you mean by the sticks creating hiding places? how do i do that? do i position them a certain way? do i just make a pile?

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    also i put some mango in with her last night in a bottle cap but it doesnt look like she ate any. but there is a new poop on the paper towel. my mom said we would go to petco yesterday but we didnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birby View Post
    my mom said no more air plants because she only has two of them left. im confused about what you mean by the sticks creating hiding places? how do i do that? do i position them a certain way? do i just make a pile?
    Take a look at this thread, it's about a similar species: Sphaerodactylus macrolepis
    That enclosure is ideal for your gecko. Try to set yours up along these lines.

    A bare minimum enclosure (critter keeper) like you're using is nowhere near sufficient for any gecko over the long run, it will just lead to stress and eventual health problems. She needs a decent sized enclosure, proper hiding places, more plants, and things to climb.

    If you can't set her up properly, maybe you should release her (assuming you live in the same area you found her), or find her a home with somebody who can give her the proper care.
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    agreed. taking a gecko from the wild if you don't have a lot of experience can have a bad ending for the gecko. that being said, I definitely also second a larger and more elaborate setup. if she doesn't have sufficient places to hide, she will not thrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    agreed. taking a gecko from the wild if you don't have a lot of experience can have a bad ending for the gecko. that being said, I definitely also second a larger and more elaborate setup. if she doesn't have sufficient places to hide, she will not thrive.
    would this be big enough? https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...errarium-8x8x8
    i dont know if my mom will let me buy it though. i may have to wait until school starts at the end of this month to be able to buy stuff on my own. i cant put her back outside because im not there anymore

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    I don't think that's big enough. did you follow Hilde's link? that 12x12x12 is a much better size, and it's very well set-up. it's a perfect example of what your gecko needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    I don't think that's big enough. did you follow Hilde's link? that 12x12x12 is a much better size, and it's very well set-up. it's a perfect example of what your gecko needs.
    I'll see if my mom will let me. I'm at petco and I have a question about powder. All the powders say that they are calcium with d3 in them. Does that mean I don't get a separate d3?

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    yup, in the calcium is fine and easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    yup, in the calcium is fine and easier.
    okay i did that. i got the tetra powder and i put it on the crickets and gave mocha the crickets. my mom said no to buying the exoterra at the store the 12x12x8 one.

    would mocha be fine for waiting until next month when i'll be able to buy a bigger tank? does it have to be an exoterra or would a fish tank work? whats the difference between the two?

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