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    Thermostats turn heat mats off and on frequently...

    Thermostats turn heat mats off and on frequently during the course of a day. A decent heat mat (Ultratherm heat mats) can last for years.

    I'd love to hear what Dr. Baines recommends for your UVB...
  2. Based upon those temps I'd keep his feeding...

    Based upon those temps I'd keep his feeding schedule as normal -- 2x per week.

    Lightly dust with Rep Cal's Calcium with D3 at 1 feeding per week and then Herptivite (straight) as the multivitamin...
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    Geckos can see all visible light. Visible light...

    Geckos can see all visible light. Visible light is stressful at night for geckos.

    Have you heard about ceramic heat emitters (CHEs)? CHEs emit heat but NO light. CHEs are manufactured in many...
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    Maybe Fran has ideas on heating too. A heat...

    Maybe Fran has ideas on heating too.

    A heat mat tends to dry out the enclosure.
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    Are you providing a powdered supplement like...

    Are you providing a powdered supplement like Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamins until you get the UVB lighting figured out?

    I understand about removing those bulbs. Some places sell wire cages for...
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    ReptiSun lighting is made by Zoo Med in the USA....

    ReptiSun lighting is made by Zoo Med in the USA. Can you find those?

    I don't have much experience providing UVB for Phelsuma. A gecko friend of mine breeds Phelsuma m. grandis. She uses ReptiSun...
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    Could you upgrade this enclosure to a taller...

    Could you upgrade this enclosure to a taller enclosure?
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    So your enclosure is 60 cm tall. That's just 24...

    So your enclosure is 60 cm tall. That's just 24 inches tall. How fine is the mesh on top: screen door type or wider metal mesh? I don't understand "the metal mesh at the top is only around 10 cm...
  9. He'll also need more heat to digest the food he's...

    He'll also need more heat to digest the food he's already consumed.

    What size is his current enclosure?

    It all depends upon his current ground temps underneath the warm dry hide. How soon can...
  10. You're welcome. Yes, you can! The Bean Farm...

    You're welcome.

    Yes, you can! The Bean Farm based in Washington state also carries Ultratherms.

    Get some Nashua electrical tape from someplace like Home Depot. Make tape rolls all over to...
  11. That particular heat mat is much too small. I...

    That particular heat mat is much too small. I suggest an UTH that's half the footprint of the ground.

    An Ultratherm 11 x 17 inch UTH will be ideal. That still allows an ample cool end. Place the...
  12. PS: What size is your enclosure? What...

    PS:
    What size is your enclosure?

    What dimensions is the UTH?
  13. Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your...

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Thank you so much for your reply! I don't recall his belly feeling hard when I held him earlier today. The thermostat for the UTH is under the reptile carpet over the top of where...
  14. A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited. You've...

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited. You've covered most the bases!

    He could be pooping right now! :)

    Does your leo's belly feel hard or soft? 86*F is a good temp for the soaking water. That's a...
  15. Hi ~ Did you get these 3 leos just 2 days ago?...

    Hi ~

    Did you get these 3 leos just 2 days ago? Your leo might have parasites that need vet treatment. Whatever is bothering this leo the other 2 may have already caught. They may ALL need...
  16. I think it's really important to send keepers off...

    I think it's really important to send keepers off with a decent care sheet from the gec-ko!!! :biggrin: One never knows what they might discover online.

    :idea:: Even though I wasn't there, I'm...
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Could you upgrade...

    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Could you upgrade your leo's enclosure to a 20 long: 30 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches; 76.2 x 31.75 x 31.75 cm tall?


    Are the temperatures you mention air temps or ground...
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    Hi all! :D I have a leopard gecko named Peep....

    Hi all! :D

    I have a leopard gecko named Peep. I got him as a juvenile last summer and I have a few questions.

    A warm welcome to you and leo Peep!

    1. Is my gecko considered an adult after...
  19. :cheer: :yahoo: :banana:, Josh! You guys did...

    :cheer: :yahoo: :banana:, Josh! You guys did exceptionally well!!!

    I'm sorry we weren't able to connect. Hope to meet up this January.
  20. Here's a cricket keeping link and a mealworm...

    Here's a cricket keeping link and a mealworm link.


    For link 112 click: Updated Cricket Care Guidelines II -- June 2019 (latest version)
    For link 98 click: Common Mealworm & Superworm Dry Diets...
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    Hi ~ Have you seen these gold dust gecko care...

    Hi ~

    Have you seen these gold dust gecko care guides?


    Click:...
  22. A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Here's a...

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Here's a link about nutrition.

    "A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make...
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    You're welcome. Here's the range one website...

    You're welcome.

    Here's the range one website gives:


    Super Giant
    Male – Must reach at least 110 grams or more in its first 12 months of life.
    Female – Must reach at least 90 grams or more...
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    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Serene! ...

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Serene!

    Esteban is a lovely leo! I don't think she's a giant. Giants tend to be much heavier than 77 grams.
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    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited! An Exo...

    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    An Exo Terra 36 x 18 x 12 enclosure is an ideal size for an adult leo! :) It will be much easier to establish a good thermal gradient with that size enclosure...
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