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  1. Thread: My 3 girls

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    If you get a fourth female, be sure to do the...

    If you get a fourth female, be sure to do the following:
    --keep the new gecko quarantined for at least a month. Ideally, have it tested for crypto when you get it and again at the end of the...
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    To each his or her own. I got Igor (still "Igor"...

    To each his or her own. I got Igor (still "Igor" even after she laid some eggs. Boy, was I surprised) for $300 when she was only 7 grams. She does let me hold her when I can get her out of the cage...
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    They poop like crested geckos which means...

    They poop like crested geckos which means sometimes it will be on the glass and sometimes on the floor of the enclosure. Leachies also can be cage defensive, meaning that they may try to bite if you...
  4. Thread: Baby Morph ID!

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    Tail loss: when I was breeding I kept hatchings...

    Tail loss: when I was breeding I kept hatchings in pairs, usually clutch mates, but I'd reassign if one grew more quickly than the other. I had rare situations where one bit off the other's tail,...
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    I would recommend directing that question to the...

    I would recommend directing that question to the company that sells them.

    Aliza
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    I have no idea what the disaster was, and I'm...

    I have no idea what the disaster was, and I'm glad you solved it. I've had wax worms only once because someone gave me some. The thing that no one ever talks about is that waxworks turn into . . . ...
  7. Thread: Baby Morph ID!

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    It can be hard to distinguish between patternless...

    It can be hard to distinguish between patternless and blizzard. In this case, since the mother is purplish and the hatchling is clearly a blizzard, I'd go with blizzard.

    Aliza
  8. Thread: Morph id & age

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    No idea of age except that she's an adult. ...

    No idea of age except that she's an adult. Morph: super hypo (no body spots), tangerine (orange-ish coloring), carrot tail (orange at base of tail, really only marginally a carrot tail) baldy (no...
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    Given what he's been through he doesn't look so...

    Given what he's been through he doesn't look so bad. Most of us use under tank heaters to provide belly heat, but I've heard good things about the DHP (and hope one day to have a GeckoTime article...
  10. Thread: Baby Morph ID!

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    The mom is a blizzard. One of the parents is a...

    The mom is a blizzard. One of the parents is a Mack snow. As mentioned above, one hatchling is a blizzard and one is a Mack snow. They are both het for albino and the snow is het for blizzard. In...
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    I think the planned vet visit is a great idea. ...

    I think the planned vet visit is a great idea. Sometimes it's not vitamin A, but an infection that can be cured with antibiotics.

    Aliza
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    It depends on the gecko as far as telling gender,...

    It depends on the gecko as far as telling gender, and it also depends on your eyes (mine aren't so good). Google "sexing leopard geckos" and look at the pictures. Also google "leopard gecko...
  13. I still can't see the pattern on the tail. It...

    I still can't see the pattern on the tail. It could be some kind of stripe, but I can't tell for sure. Try to include the tail in the picture.

    Aliza
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    Check to see if you're getting white urates with...

    Check to see if you're getting white urates with the poop. The gecko looks fine to me and I don't think the wrinkles are signs of dehydration. The gecko is nocturnal, so unless you stay up all...
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    I think it's hard to know exactly how much UVB...

    I think it's hard to know exactly how much UVB they need. I seem to recall that Arcadia feels that their shade dwelling lights may have UVB that passes through some solids (but I'm not sure). It...
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    Are you absolutely sure "he" is a "he"? I see...

    Are you absolutely sure "he" is a "he"? I see possible signs of ovulation which can affect appetite and/or pooping.

    Aliza
  17. The first one is a hypo and the second one I...

    The first one is a hypo and the second one I can't tell about unless you take a picture of the whole gecko from above.

    Aliza
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    Sometimes you can get a juvenile crested gecko to...

    Sometimes you can get a juvenile crested gecko to eat a cricket by holding him and gently poking the cricket at its mouth. They tend to bite at anything that encounters the mouth. It may take a few...
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    Sounds like a good plan. Aliza

    Sounds like a good plan.

    Aliza
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    What's done has been done. When you get the AFT:...

    What's done has been done. When you get the AFT:
    start dusting his food with calcium with D3 weekly
    as soon as you feel you can, take him to the vet for a crypto test (see below)
    keep him...
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    Looks female to me: no bulges and no pores. ...

    Looks female to me: no bulges and no pores.

    Aliza
  22. Why don't you put the thermostat probe on top of...

    Why don't you put the thermostat probe on top of the mat where the leopard gecko is actually sitting and go from there?

    Aliza
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    I'm sorry you had a bad experience the first...

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience the first time. It's good that this one ate the first day, and it may happen that it won't eat for a few days. Try not to worry. Mist the whole cage every...
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    Welcome! When I was breeding I raised all my...

    Welcome! When I was breeding I raised all my leopard gecko hatchlings on mealworms. Maybe the first week or so I'd pick out the smaller ones, but I quickly went to full sized and they all did fine...
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    It's hard to know without actually seeing a real...

    It's hard to know without actually seeing a real picture. However, one of my leopard geckos broke her jaw after biting a rock, I think. I took her to the vet who recommended letting it heal on its...
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