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    A month or so ago I posted a thread asking for help to identify some hitchhikers that I hatched at work here . The help was awesome and I ended up with a couple Mourning Geckos. I figured I'd post some a couple photos as an update. I ended up getting a 12x12x18 exo-terra to put them in. One of them is a pic of her laying out on a twig and another is her peeking out after I sprayed before I shut the light down for the night.



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    That's great that you ended up with mourning geckos. I have a brown anole hitchhiker. Your picture of them in the 12x12x18 has inspired me to move my anole (who is quite a bit bigger) from the 8x8x12 to one of my 12x12x18's.

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    Already planning ahead and looking forward to a bigger enclosure. One thing I wish I knew about the exoterra was that if you get the background foam in yours there are opening on the bottoms of it that were big enough for smaller critters to get into and hide. They wind up hanging out behind the foam and can be blocked in if you move the substrate around while they're back there. I noticed it the first time I cleaned the cage. Trying to capture a couple of very twitchy, jumpy, fast, and tiny geckos is not fun. Me and the wife have ran though the living room chasing a gecko more than once. lol
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    Here is what I've done with my exo-terras to make them "work" for tiny geckos:
    --put layers of clear tape in the spaces between the glass door and the sides of the enclosure to block the narrow space and still allow the door to close
    --I use eco earth with a drainage layer in all my enclosures so there's no problem with the spaces at the bottom
    --I use wet paper towel at the top and on the sides and wedge it into the spaces between the foam background and the top/sides of the enclosure. It dries and solidifies like papier mache. I make sure that the slider at the top of the cage (to allow wires to be fed into the cage) is closed so the holes are blocked.

    I haven't had any escapes since I did those things. You could always remove the backgrounds and get a few pieces of cork bark.

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