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  1. Yes I do. Please rest the probe completely on...

    Yes I do. Please rest the probe completely on it's side.
  2. Rest the entire probe on the cork bark, not just...

    Rest the entire probe on the cork bark, not just the tip of the probe. :)
  3. Yes, definitely! Place the probe right on top...

    Yes, definitely!

    Place the probe right on top of Buttons' corkbark!!!
  4. Hello Buttons ~ This may represent a change in...

    Hello Buttons ~

    This may represent a change in what you've been doing.

    The digital thermometer's probe or hygrometer's probe needs to be touching a surface area near what it is measuring, NOT...
  5. Just have the substrate like I recommend. There...

    Just have the substrate like I recommend. There is no point in placing eco carpet on top of the moss.

    So:
    Bottom layer = ~ 3 cm of Hydroton
    Middle layer = weedblocker cloth
    Top layer = ~ 3 cm...
  6. You don't need soil right now. Buttons could eat...

    You don't need soil right now. Buttons could eat soil & become impacted!

    Cover the weedblocker cloth with about 3 cms of sphagnum moss. That's safer for young geckos than soil is.

    Flukers...
  7. Bioactive = an enclosure with a clean-up crew. ...

    Bioactive = an enclosure with a clean-up crew.

    My only "trick" is the layered substrate for your 12 x 12 x 18. Nothing else will fix your humidity problem. Please do as follows. I'm sorry I didn't...
  8. Yes :) Add the layered substrate to his...

    Yes :)

    Add the layered substrate to his current 12 x 12 x 18 inch enclosure. It's the only way I know to "fix" the humidity. Cover the black landscape fabric with sphagnum moss instead of soil.
    ...
  9. I've read all your posts. You ARE doing a...

    I've read all your posts. You ARE doing a fantastic job with Buttons! He's growing nicely and eating well.

    Last I read he's 4.5 grams. How much does he weigh now?

    Some keepers place cresties in...
  10. Let's try a layered substrate. A layered...

    Let's try a layered substrate. A layered substrate will increase ambient humidity 24/7.

    Add "some" water through the substrate's top layer (soil, soil mix). Water seeps through the soil, through...
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    How very lovely! Mi-Chan's come a very long ways...

    How very lovely! Mi-Chan's come a very long ways since you guys rescued him. Gotta mark his new territory! :lol:

    Did you build his enclosure from scratch?

    Concentrate on diagonal bamboo like...
  12. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Kermode and your...

    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Kermode and your leos (Chonky Boi & Dinky Di)!

    From your descriptions they are settling in quite well.
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    You're welcome. Which brand enclosure did you...

    You're welcome. Which brand enclosure did you buy? Leopard geckos thrive with ambient humidity between 40-60%.

    If your goal is to go totally bioactive, you may wish to skip these links. A warm...
  14. Here's the new link to Professional Reptiles' Pro...

    Here's the new link to Professional Reptiles' Pro Gutload Insect diet from my care sheet.

    Click: Pro Gutload Insect Diet -- 1, 5, & 10 pound(s)
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    What dimensions is your terrarium? What...

    What dimensions is your terrarium? What dimensions is your Zoo Med heat mat?

    Maybe an Ultratherm heat mat will work better in your circumstances? I suggest covering 1/2 the terrarium's base with...
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    Welcome aboard, Calalilly! What type Zoo Med's...

    Welcome aboard, Calalilly!

    What type Zoo Med's Repti Calcium are you using? with or without D3?

    Is Meeko's humidity box located on the warm end? What substrate are you using inside her humidity...
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    Did you ask Aurora's breeder what supplements she...

    Did you ask Aurora's breeder what supplements she had before you got her?
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    Link #24---Calcium powders WITH D3: Zoo Med,...

    Link #24---Calcium powders WITH D3: Zoo Med, Rep-Cal, Fluker, Exo Terra, + others

    I shortened link 24 just to compare vitamin D3 levels in Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3, Repashy's (all-in-one)...
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    Years ago a gecko person "in-the-know" gave me 2...

    Years ago a gecko person "in-the-know" gave me 2 thumbs up for Zoo Med products. I only maybe had a problem using Zoo Med Reptivite withOUT D3 for 2 northern velvet geckos. Maybe a small head bump...
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    Have you been giving Iggy 1-2 backup doses of D3...

    Have you been giving Iggy 1-2 backup doses of D3 calcium per month all the while he's had UVB?
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    Even with UVB, Frances Baines DVM (& Reptile...

    Even with UVB, Frances Baines DVM (& Reptile Lighting group's admin) recommends a backup D3 dose at 1-2 feedings per month. Have you see that notification on all my UVB schedules 154, 155, & 156?
    ...
  22. Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! Judging by the...

    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Judging by the bend I see in his left front elbow your leo may have MBD (metabolic bone disease).

    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven...
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    Which brand supplements did Aurora get at her...

    Which brand supplements did Aurora get at her breeders?

    Here's the scoop on Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins.


    For link 144 click: Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamin...
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    Yes, you will need 2 things right away. Since...

    Yes, you will need 2 things right away. Since cooler weather has set in and your leo is refusing to eat, these items are TOP priority!

    Please mention the dimensions of Loki's current heat mat.
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    Thanks so much. It "sounds like" your current...

    Thanks so much.

    It "sounds like" your current heat mat is too small. Without proper heat a leopard gecko will not be able to digest his prey.

    You'll also need a thermostat to control the 11 x...
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