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    Nel Color change

    Nel has been growing steadily and is already at 27g- and her pinks have darkened a lot to greyish yellow. She's still really skittish but we're getting there
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    Late to this thread - I hope Apricot is doing...

    Late to this thread - I hope Apricot is doing better. Hypercalcimia is treatable when caught early - the best treatment is hydration. making sure she is drinking enough - excess calcium is filtered...
  3. Turns out I just needed to be more patient lol. ....

    Turns out I just needed to be more patient lol. . . She ate 6 crickets from a bowl yesterday afternoon and 7 more over night. All I changed was adding two flat pieces of shale to either side of the...
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    As of today she (going with she for now) has a...

    As of today she (going with she for now) has a real name! Nelniir, or Nel for short. It means Quick Hunt[er] in hopes that she is will in fact become a quick hunter lol
  5. Getting baby leo to eat from a bowl?

    I've had Nel for just over a week now, and have only messed with her to change her dirty paper towels until today. I am having one issue that I didn't have with Wyrm when he was this small - she is...
  6. Thread: New baby

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    Thanks for the reply's - I guess it will be a...

    Thanks for the reply's - I guess it will be a surprise as he/she grows
  7. lol yes! for now - he has a 48x24x12 custom cage...

    lol yes! for now - he has a 48x24x12 custom cage on the way
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    I'm confused - my male is a mack snow and looks...

    I'm confused - my male is a mack snow and looks nothing like this little one. All the mack snows I've seen have spots - and he was black and white as a hatchling.

    I honestly don't know if albino...
  9. Thread: New baby

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    New baby

    This little beast is my new addition - no name yet - but I had a quick morph question. I know I won't ever know what he/she is for sure as I don't know what the sire was (or that the dam was actually...
  10. I know this is an older thread, but I thought I'd...

    I know this is an older thread, but I thought I'd add my own experience with shade dweller for future readers.
    My male has had a shade dweller since I got him (he's always been in a 32x18x12). He...
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    Went to Repticon today....

    So I totally went expecting to come home with another leo - there were several reptile rescues there and I thought I might adopt...none of them really caught my eye...then I saw this little beasty.
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    That is likely too much vitamin d3. It is fat...

    That is likely too much vitamin d3. It is fat soluble meaning they can store it for a while, but it can also build up to unhealthy levels. I would remove the calcium from the cage entirely. Do the...
  13. I would see about just removing the bottom of the...

    I would see about just removing the bottom of the hide if possible.
    I had the same problem with some of the manufactured two-piece hides. I use an exo-terra two-piece for his moist hide, which is on...
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    I totally agree, I just couldn't find any kind of...

    I totally agree, I just couldn't find any kind of study or research anywhere as to amounts of calcium or how it actually remedies the imbalance that insects naturally have. Obviously it works or...
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    Calcuim thoughts?

    I have been musing on calcium dosing and ca : p ratios recently. Here's some of what I've come up with as well as some questions...its a word wall ;/ sorry

    Zoo Med Repticalcium NO D3 = between...
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    Thanks! He's the best little creature! I'm...

    Thanks! He's the best little creature! I'm wondering how much bigger he will get too - not that it matters since I don't breed, but does his weight and length suggest he has "giant" in him or is he...
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    Gecko Palace

    I'm going to be posting updates in this thread as I go, but I just placed an order for a new cage for Wyrm. An animal plastics T8 - 48"x24"x12". Drilled and pre-set for UTH and thermostat probes as...
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    I personally don't trust anything with strong...

    I personally don't trust anything with strong scent around my reptiles...I have snakes and the fact that they can smell the difference in direction of something based on a single atom of scent makes...
  19. Always glad to help. Sounds like you are doing...

    Always glad to help. Sounds like you are doing the right thing
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    How much humidity is too much

    So, short story - I found out that Wyrm developed a taste for sphagnum moss. After about a week of not eating he *Luckily* passed a wad of it. It was from his moist hide.

    To help remedy this as...
  21. Ultimately the decision is yours, as to risk vs...

    Ultimately the decision is yours, as to risk vs benefit - but I can at least give you an idea of what each procedure entails from a vet tech point of view (sorry word wall):

    A FNA (fine needle...
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    How fast is she eating? with harder...

    How fast is she eating? with harder skinned/carapace bugs can pass through the digestive system if your gecko isn't chewing at all. It their teeth don't puncture the bugs' bodies then the stomach...
  23. Board and thinking of getting 'crafty'

    Now that thanksgiving is over and winter is deepening, all I have to occupy my time is work and some games. I was thinking about maybe getting some modeling clay of some kind to make some gecko /...
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    As an additional vitamin boost, twice a month I...

    As an additional vitamin boost, twice a month I dust one or two of his bugs with bee pollen powder. I've always fed it to the roaches and mealworms, but I figured it can't hurt every now and then....
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    Actually, 6 hours each way...stopped overnight at...

    Actually, 6 hours each way...stopped overnight at my dad's to visit. Wyrm did great on the trip - he has a travel case that I heat with reptile shipping heat pads in the car, has room for a hide and...
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