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    Quote Originally Posted by drkrose View Post
    They rarely out last night I saw one most of the time they hide in the slit under the back piece and under the bottom of the leaf... I can tell they are coming out cause there is little poopies all over that I clean up. No on the heat that was another thing ..

    Wheres the section I am not finding it?

    I know they are not big on being handled so how do I transfer from one tank to another safely.. I am disabled and have tremors in my hands. it makes them nervous and they jump so I dont handle any of my lizards if I can avoid it?
    Guide them into a small plastic deli cup to transfer them between tanks.

    • What dimensions is their tank?
    • Have you a thermometer? If not can you pick up a Zoo Med digital thermometer with a probe? They cost about $10.
    • Keep your tigers from the mid to upper 80s F during the day and the low 70s F at night.
    • Give them a small bowl with water.
    • Are you providing light? What power? That may make them hide!

    Please answer all questions.

    Here's a quote from Jon Boone's article:
    "Temperatures of 75-95F should be used for nearly all species, and the further south that a given Pachydactylus species occurs in nature would be a good indicator as to how long that form should be cooled/hibernated during the non-breeding season. So, species like P. caraculicus that live in Angola and Namibia do not need the type of winter that Pachydactylus maculatus would naturally need. Most of the species that would naturally range into South Africa do need some sort of “cooling period” where the animals are kept at temps of about 60-70 F. for 6-12 weeks. I use crickets for about 90% of their diet and greatly vary the diet of the crickets that would correlate to what is most needed with egg producing females during a given time of the breeding season. So, a more plant-based diet for the insects during the onset of the breeding season would be used, whereas a more protein-based diet is used during the middle – end of breeding season so the females are better enabled to maintain or restore body weight from producing multiple clutches of eggs."
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Size is 8"x8"x12"
    No guages will be getting some right away
    No heat yet their ambiant room temp is 81.
    No light just over head light ne bulb for a big room so Kind of sunsettie not dark but not day light
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    Thank you for your response sorry so late got busy here
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    Quote Originally Posted by drkrose View Post
    Size is 8"x8"x12"
    No guages will be getting some right away
    No heat yet their ambiant room temp is 81.
    No light just over head light ne bulb for a big room so Kind of sunsettie not dark but not day light
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    Thank you for your response sorry so late got busy here
    You're welcome. All these suggestions are important for your tigers' well-being.

    Bright lights overhead will probably keep them hiding in their cave.

    • Do you know how old they are? Can you post pictures?
    • Can you buy a 10 gallon tank (20 inches long x 10 inches wide x 12.5 inches tall)? It's important for them to have a warm end and a cool end.
    • Need a fine mesh screen top.
    • You might be able to find a 10 gallon that comes with a sliding screen top.
    • So it's 81* right now, day and night? What about fall, winter, and spring? Normal house temps during those seasons will be too cool.
    • Can you buy Zoo Med's powdered supplements right away? Get both those I suggested. If they don't get a little vitamin D3, they will develop MBD (metabolic bone disease). Too much vitamin D3 is also a problem. Some pet stores do not carry Zoo Med's Reptivite without D3. It might have to be ordered online.


    It's a choice between an under tank heat mat or overhead heat. Either of those would be on only one end of a 10 gallon tank.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-11-2016 at 09:31 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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    Sorry late again my daughter in laws in the hopital trying to have a grandson for me LOL and not doing it well.

    No clue on age I can try for pics they run around so will try on the pictures

    can get a 10gal and stuff heat and vitamins on wendsday when I get money

    Its amdiant 78 at night where they are and no clue in fall winter or spring .. I wil get the heater stuff wendsday too to gradient their tank

    I went out and got rocks for them to climb on just got to boil them how long do you suggest 10 minutes or so?

    I have a big question too My husband wants to get me a lizard for my birthday in december.. and I was wondering what your opinion is on should I get more tigers for the tank once I am set up properly or should I get the super giant Leopard gecko which do you think would be best. I have read your care sheet for leopards.. I would be set up before getting them this time

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    Nice looking geckos! Be aware that if you get more tigers, you'll need to quarantine the new one(s) for at least a month. Happy birthday to you and the forthcoming grandchild.

    Aliza

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    Has your grandson arrived? What are your room temps fall, winter, and spring?

    Your tigers are mature. Hatchlings are a dark reddish brown with pale yellow speckles.

    Boil those rocks for about 15 minutes.

    Shopping list:
    • 10 gallon (20 " x 10") enclosure with fine mesh screen top
    • Zoo Med medium (12" x 8") under tank heat mat
    • A warm end hide and a cool end hide big enough for both tigers. Those half coconuts with small entrances are great! You could make hides from small plastic containers. Turn the containers upside down and carve out a small entrance. Use the lids as the base.
    • Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins without D3
    • Zoo Med digital thermometer with a probe or an HDE temp gun
    • See whether you can find sand that is not playsand and not calcium-based sand.

    I'd add the Hydrofarm Jump Start's MTPRTC thermostat from Amazon to keep the UTH's temps stable. They're about $25. It's the only thermostat I know of with a digital readout and a small metal probe.

    My normal leo is 9 inches long. She weighs about 70 grams. That's about the max size leo for a 20 long enclosure (30 x 12 x 12 inches). Normal males are generally larger than this. If you're thinking about Exo Terra front opening enclosures, there's a nice one 36 x 18 x 12 inches tall. They are pricey.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-14-2016 at 05:57 AM.
    "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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