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  1. Thread: Kale

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    It's not in the usual diet and will most likely...

    It's not in the usual diet and will most likely just pass through the system. No problem.

    Aliza
  2. Thread: Social behavior

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    I have 4 females cresties and 2 males. The males...

    I have 4 females cresties and 2 males. The males are kept separately, and the females, the mother and 3 offspring (hatched 2017) are kept together in a large enclosure. I do find them sometimes...
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    Welcome! As far as I can tell from the picture...

    Welcome! As far as I can tell from the picture (you may want to send another closeup if possible) this is not an AFT (African Fat Tail) gecko, but rather a leopard gecko. Based on its color it's an...
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    I would call her a super hypo (you're right, no...

    I would call her a super hypo (you're right, no body spots), tangerine (good orange color), carrot tail - barely -, baldie (no head spots). Nice looking gecko!

    Aliza
  5. Thread: Pit bubbles

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    In my opinion, there's nothing to do and nothing...

    In my opinion, there's nothing to do and nothing to worry about. Years ago, this was seen as a sign of a female being in good breeding condition. More recently it was discussed as a sign of...
  6. Thread: Enigma?

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    Enigmas usually hatch with a few blobby spots on...

    Enigmas usually hatch with a few blobby spots on head and body. This one is not an enigma. It looks like a gecko that just didn't get many of the parents' genetic "goodies". The coloring does have...
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    I assume this is an albino as well. Sometimes...

    I assume this is an albino as well. Sometimes the red eyes in albinos doesn't look red. You can shine a flashlight behind the eyes (so the light reflects off the eyes from behind) and will likely...
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    I recommend you hold off and monitor his weight. ...

    I recommend you hold off and monitor his weight. I have a number of crested and gargoyle geckos that I almost never see eating but they are large and healthy.

    Aliza
  9. THere's a limit about how much you can change...

    THere's a limit about how much you can change some of these geckos. Here's an article about a gecko that I had (he has since passed away unfortunately) that had a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde personality:
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  10. Thread: DHP questions

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    Put it on the mesh. I like the ESU or Zilla...

    Put it on the mesh. I like the ESU or Zilla thermostat which is not too expensive and has been working well for me for over 10 years. Consult Arcadia about distance for desired heat and UV (most of...
  11. If you can actually see a piece of shed near the...

    If you can actually see a piece of shed near the eye (my old eyes don't see anything), use tweezers to remove it. Sometimes humidifying doesn't do anything if it's a little stuck piece.

    Aliza
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    Keep us posted! Aliza

    Keep us posted!

    Aliza
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    The only way to know what strain of albino you...

    The only way to know what strain of albino you have is to take your best guess, breed it with another gecko of that strain and see what you get. If you get albinos, you now know what strain your...
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    I'll tell you honestly that when I pick up my...

    I'll tell you honestly that when I pick up my geckos I do it in such a way that they can't really jump off. I cradle them in one hand and put my other hand over it so they're in a little cave. ...
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    There is no way to know what strain of albino she...

    There is no way to know what strain of albino she is. Although there are some reports that it's actually physically problematic to breed different strains of albino, it's really more of an issue of...
  16. Definitely on the mend. It shows that for some...

    Definitely on the mend. It shows that for some geckos, even if it looks like a lost cause, it's worth a try.

    Aliza
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    I have very rarely had a gecko that would walk...

    I have very rarely had a gecko that would walk onto my hand to be held. With the hundreds of geckos I've owned and bred, I find that most juveniles are skittish and tend to calm down as they mature....
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    At this point I would call her a super hypo (no...

    At this point I would call her a super hypo (no body spots) tangerine (orange colored) baldy (no head spots). You can see the hatchling pattern faintly and it looks as if some of the bands on the...
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    I'm hoping the suggestions above will work for...

    I'm hoping the suggestions above will work for this gecko. However, when anyone sees a gecko that looks like this that's for sale, I highly recommend against buying it. When geckos look like this...
  20. Thread: My paludarium

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    Off to a good start! Aliza

    Off to a good start!

    Aliza
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    There's a chance he's going somplace that you...

    There's a chance he's going somplace that you haven't been able to find (check inside his hides). They can go more than a week without pooping as well. Unless he's on a particle substrate (like...
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    You can call it an "aberrant" because it has...

    You can call it an "aberrant" because it has broken bands on the body but not on the tail. It's losing its spots. If it loses all the spots it will be a superhypo and if it retains 10 or fewer...
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    Another thing to try is to give him about an hour...

    Another thing to try is to give him about an hour each evening in a part of his cage where you remove all the "furniture" (you can temporarily block off a section of the cage for this), and put in...
  24. Thread: Do I need UVB?

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    That's right, no more breeding or acquisitions...

    That's right, no more breeding or acquisitions (with rare exceptions) due to being a crypto positive house.

    Aliza
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    Usually super hypo tangerine is all orange...

    Usually super hypo tangerine is all orange without the white bands. I think she's much prettier with the bands.

    Aliza
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