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  1. What is the "best" sand to use as a substrate?

    Hello all, it's been awhile since I have been on GU!

    I am considering getting another gecko, more specifically Nephrurus levis levis, however this isn't critical to my question, I am more...
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    Hello James! I am so happy you've decided to join...

    Hello James! I am so happy you've decided to join in the herping community! Care can be so confusing especially with so much information out there!

    Diet and Suppliments
    Your gecko looks to be...
  3. If your gecko is 6 months old, you have a female!...

    If your gecko is 6 months old, you have a female! :cheer:

    For future reference:
    Sexing Leopard Geckos -- Leopard geckos become sexable at about 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from...
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    How long ago did you notice this? It is quite...

    How long ago did you notice this? It is quite difficult to tell from these photos but the toe looks necrotic, which basically means the toe has died. If this is the case, the toe may have been...
  5. Hello there, Pip is an adorable gecko! :) Do you...

    Hello there, Pip is an adorable gecko! :) Do you have any idea of her age?

    I myself have never had a gecko with Enigma nor am I very experienced in morphs but from my research your gecko appears...
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    I do agree with the advice above, but regardless...

    I do agree with the advice above, but regardless of species, and contrary to popular belief, geckos CAN see "infrared" lights. These lights are very unnatural, think of it as all of the sudden the...
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    To me they look quite common as well, I've seen...

    To me they look quite common as well, I've seen many at pet stores (I go to get tanks and such), a beautiful morph no doubt but certainly not a rarity.
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    She does look large and possibly is a giant! ...

    She does look large and possibly is a giant!

    Have you tried healthier insects such as crickets or Dubia? Mealworms and supers tend to be harder to digest and quite fatty which will add to her...
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    Considerations for the future, I always put these...

    Considerations for the future, I always put these when people aren't sure of the gender, in hopes it will help you! She, as it appears, sounds very small, is your gecko eating now? Thank your for...
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    I don't think that length is the best indicator...

    I don't think that length is the best indicator of whether a gecko is a giant. Although most geckos will fit the lengths as outlined above, there are always exceptions as each and every gecko is...
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    What's your story?

    I haven't heard much about everyone here and I think it would be lovely to hear about your first Leo or other gecko. Feel free to share any stories you have, learning experiences, close calls,...
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    Welcome home! (+Meet the Family!)

    October 21st is the day I have adopted another gecko into my little family of reptiles. This is my new baby who is unnamed as of now:

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    My birthday is November third but this was the...
  13. Thread: Urates

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    I haven't ever heard yellow urates being a sign...

    I haven't ever heard yellow urates being a sign of dehydration, rather the size being an indicator (Small being lack of water: dehydration). The cause of yellow urates is mainly:
    •Poop staining the...
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    Not that cold but cold! Stay safe this winter! ...

    Not that cold but cold! Stay safe this winter!

    CHEs are perfect, I don't think the wattage matters as you have a thermostat, just pick one in the middle of all your options. (50-100 watts)
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    Head on over to Morph Market, BHB.reptiles, Tikis...

    Head on over to Morph Market, BHB.reptiles, Tikis Geckos (Which have a few Leos in stock), or check your local ads for local breeders.

    There are plenty of places but be sure to do research to make...
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    What a cutie! If you ever need help, GU is the...

    What a cutie!

    If you ever need help, GU is the place!
  17. This is going to be a long post so sit back and...

    This is going to be a long post so sit back and relax! 😂

    Heating
    Firstly, no heat mats are ever set at a certain temperature. They will fluctuate in temperature, from the low 80s to the high...
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    Your tank is a pretty good size, a little short...

    Your tank is a pretty good size, a little short in length but I think you'll be fine. Firstly, I believe a timer will work, you just plug your lamp into the dimmer and then into the timer and set...
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    A dimmer thermostat will control the amount of...

    A dimmer thermostat will control the amount of heat your bulb emits by dimming and brightening it, but from most of the ones I have seen, it runs 24/7 unless you unplug it. I don't know if it can be...
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    I dealt with a similar problem and it was...

    I dealt with a similar problem and it was resolved by doing a few things:
    •Cleaning it once with simply a Q-tip and warm water
    •Completely sterilizing the tank (To decrease the chance of infection)...
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    As long as air temps don't exceed 82F and are...

    As long as air temps don't exceed 82F and are appropriately cooler on the cool side, providing a proper gradient, I think your plan is fine. Also make sure temps don't drop below 67F at night lest...
  22. Hello! A few questions, •What are the...

    Hello! A few questions,

    •What are the temperatures, ambient and ground on both hot and cool sides?
    •Has she been pooping?
    •What is her normal diet?
    •Is her moist hide in the tank 24/7?

    My...
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    Hello! You did not mention a thermostat? Do...

    Hello!

    You did not mention a thermostat? Do you have one? This will hold your heat mat's temperatures appropriately regardless of air temps. If air temperatures drop below the ones listed in the...
  24. Firstly, I would stop feeding your gecko now, if...

    Firstly, I would stop feeding your gecko now, if they are impacted via insects, it is important you don't continually feed her and get her more backed up. Wait until she poops to feed more.

    I...
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    I don't think a gecko can escape a foot tall...

    I don't think a gecko can escape a foot tall tank. The reccomended tank for Leos is in a standard 20 long that is about a foot tall and I haven't heard of any being able to climb over the sides.

    I...
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