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  1. Thread: Spot on nose

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    I can't really see the spot. A closeup would be...

    I can't really see the spot. A closeup would be good. A lot of geckos slow way down on the eating at this time of year and it may have nothing to do with the spot on the nose.

    Aliza
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    Just continue to be calm and consistent. I find...

    Just continue to be calm and consistent. I find that they get into certain behaviors for awhile and then it changes. It's not necessarily anything you did or didn't do or any kind of intellectual...
  3. It doesn't look like the usual poop, but I've...

    It doesn't look like the usual poop, but I've seen poops like this before and I think they're within normal expectations, though not common. I agree it makes sense to watch the next few and see if...
  4. There are some powdered foods you can mix up to...

    There are some powdered foods you can mix up to feed him in puree fashion. I think one of them is called "Carnivore Care". It's also worth a vet visit to see if the parasite load has gotten too...
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    I don't take my pet leos places but when I was...

    I don't take my pet leos places but when I was selling I would pack them up, be somewhere with them overnight, do the show and then take the ones that I didn't sell back home. I also brought my...
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    Just cut a piece of bamboo to size and jam it in...

    Just cut a piece of bamboo to size and jam it in there. No silicone or suction cups needed. If it's a bit off in size, it will be at a slight angle from the horizontal. Just don't cut it too...
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    It's worthwhile considering whether it's too hot...

    It's worthwhile considering whether it's too hot on the perch under the basking light or whether there's some other reason he's not spending more time on that perch. It may be worthwhile adding a...
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    Below area links to articles that Gecko Time ran...

    Below area links to articles that Gecko Time ran about bioactive enclosures and leopard geckos:

    https://geckotime.com/holistic-design-in-bioactive-vivariums-leopard-geckos-part-1/...
  9. Thread: Kale

    by acpart
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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
  10. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  24. 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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