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    Be careful with feeding large numbers in one...

    Be careful with feeding large numbers in one sitting, particularly if the Gecko is very enthusiastic about its newfound prey.

    The outer skin on these worms can be quite tough and if consumed too ...
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    Aslong as your Gecko has the choices of where to...

    Aslong as your Gecko has the choices of where to hide, when and for how long, providing both will pose no issues to its health, on the contrary, it will be beneficial.
  3. Thread: Feeding an AFT

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    As Aliza mentions above, I am a big fan of the...

    As Aliza mentions above, I am a big fan of the Repashy Calcium Plus product for those keepers not providing UVB to their geckos.
  4. Thread: Feeding an AFT

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    The supplementation regime your AFT needs will be...

    The supplementation regime your AFT needs will be the same as with a Leopard Gecko, if you follow any of the schedules regularly recommended here for Leo's, that will be best.

    While safe to...
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    I'm afraid so, a thermostat is absolutely...

    I'm afraid so, a thermostat is absolutely necessary for any piece of heating equipment.

    Some people choose to risk it, some of their animals pay the price, not even close to worth it in my view.
  6. Thread: Question on Light

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    That will apply to any sort of enclosure.

    That will apply to any sort of enclosure.
  7. Thread: Question on Light

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    You need to maintain a photo-period of 12 hours...

    You need to maintain a photo-period of 12 hours on 12 off, turning them on and off on the basis of heating is not suitable and you will need to provide heat in a more suitable manner.

    As...
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    Nobody here can safely diagnose the issue(s), to...

    Nobody here can safely diagnose the issue(s), to guess and misdiagnose is highly dangerous for the animal.

    You will need to see a Vet seeing symptoms this advanced, chances are very high it will...
  9. Fantastic, that looks great. I keep my AFT's in a...

    Fantastic, that looks great. I keep my AFT's in a very similar fashion and they are all thriving.

    Sample enclosure here: https://imgur.com/a/Kaj9J
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    Keep any eye on this over the next week or so, if...

    Keep any eye on this over the next week or so, if it remains or worsens in any way, the vet is the next port of call.

    I could guess as to what it might be, but it would be a wild guess without...
  11. Thread: Crickets - a must?

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    The idea of a staple diet is a highly outdated...

    The idea of a staple diet is a highly outdated concept and one proven to be unhealthy for any creature long term.

    To answer your question, no, crickets are not a must by any means.

    With that...
  12. My pleasure, wonderful to hear he is showing...

    My pleasure, wonderful to hear he is showing signs of good health !

    As for your proposed schedule, what I would simply remove the pure 'Ca' from the diet in favor of the 'Ca + MG' product, it has...
  13. It has been observed that Leopard Geckos often...

    It has been observed that Leopard Geckos often share suitable burrows in the wild, for how much of the year they do this is unclear.

    Important to note here is that in the wild, they can make their...
  14. I provide all of my AFT's with UVB, same Arcadia...

    I provide all of my AFT's with UVB, same Arcadia T5 unit and use the supplements you intend to use, though I recommend some minor adjustments to your current plan in light of recent evidence.

    With...
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    Air temperature is important, not quite as...

    Air temperature is important, not quite as crucial as allowing the Gecko to obtain much of its heat from below (as it would in the wild), without sufficient air temperatures however, the Geckos...
  16. Its a tough call to make, I would make sure he...

    Its a tough call to make, I would make sure he has the warm humid hide like I mentioned and give him another 24 hours to manage it himself, if still no luck at that point, it may be time to...
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    If you have specific questions regarding the...

    If you have specific questions regarding the Arcadia range for Leopard Geckos, and you have not had a good answer to those yet, just let me know, id be happy to advise.
  18. Your Gecko knows when to shed the skin at the...

    Your Gecko knows when to shed the skin at the perfect moment, they simply do not make mistakes with that sort of thing, even if it appears to us as they have.

    If he is experiencing issues with...
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    You can use your judgement on that, dont force...

    You can use your judgement on that, dont force the issue if he doesn't want the food, not eating for one feeding is zero concern to a Reptile like your Gecko. No worries.
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    It is nervous behavior, slow tail wags in front...

    It is nervous behavior, slow tail wags in front of us are usually their way of warning us off.

    Whenever the Gecko does it, just walk away and leave them be for a while until they relax again.
  21. Thread: Uvb solormeter

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    A quality Solarmeter is an excellent investment...

    A quality Solarmeter is an excellent investment to make.

    I have and use the Solarmeter 6.5, which allows the user to ascertain the UV index to which your animal is exposed at any given...
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    My thoughts would be unless you can be sure what...

    My thoughts would be unless you can be sure what these crickets are fed and how they are cared for, then no.
    Live Bait insects do not need to be anywhere close to healthy or parasite free for...
  23. Thread: Big tank upgrade

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    Indeed, as mentioned in an enclosure that low, a...

    Indeed, as mentioned in an enclosure that low, a 10% bulb, even through mesh, will prove too strong long term. Look for a 5% T5 tube instead.

    For a multitude of reasons, supplementing of live...
  24. Thread: Questions??

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    It is extremely important the Gecko can...

    It is extremely important the Gecko can completely hide from the light whenever it has need to, we must allow them them the opportunity to self-regulate their exposure.

    We as keepers can...
  25. I'm very sorry for your loss.

    I'm very sorry for your loss.
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