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    I understand...

    Munchies is somewhere around 12 years old I guess, she has been with me for 10 years as of last october (she was a gift for me on october 3rd, 2.003, my first gecko), she was already an adult, but young, but I canīt be ceirtain, thatīs why I say she is about 12, maybe 11, maybe 13, I donīt believe she is older than 13...

    Sadly I donīt have good pictures of her from back then, I am going to dig to see if I can find my oldest picture of her to compare, you got me curious...

    Probably since I see her everyday I havenīt noticed anything... she is a lazy hunter, it takes her a couple of aims to get a mealworm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskia View Post

    Probably since I see her everyday I havenīt noticed anything...
    It's just not something everyone thinks about. Some people have too much going on in their lives and are not keeping track of every single detail. Monitoring details and keeping track is just a huge part of my life ;it is not a requirement for others.

    I wonder if her slowness is due to other reasons? I'm just saying it's always a possibility. If it concerns perhaps you want to make some changes in husbandry? I know your situation, so I won't pry.
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    I believe slowness is due to the fact that I make my geckos lazy, always providing feeding dishes and feeding with tongs, right now I am quite happy with my husbandry, last month I traveled to the states and got what I wanted/needed, the thermosthats and a few more thermometers that I needed ... I believe I am meeting all the husbandry requirements right now, with the only detail being that I continue to keep my geckos in plastic tubs instead of glass tanks (just 2 of them I keep in glass tanks, the rest are in plastic tubs, large ones 30 x 16 inches), I am going to try and get nice pictures of my whole setup for you to check it out.

    As far as it comes to Munchies being lazy, it really doesnīt concern me much, she doesnīt look old or anything, itīs just that the younger geckos get like more excited about food.... Iīll make a short video for you to see her "hunt" ... after "surviving" my lack of experience and knoweledge (the poor thing, she was a gift 10 years ago and I knew NOTHING about geckos, so, I made all sort of mistakes with her, putting her on sand, not providing gutloaded insects, not providing suplements, not providing UTH, housing in a small glass tank, and more), it still surprises me that she never got sick or anything, she is like SUPERGECKO, right now that I have read so much, and have spent SOOOO much money on my collection I realize how much she had to put up with, aaanyways, I donīt want to hijack the thread, I believe she is super nice looking, this picture is from a few days ago:

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    cricket:
    Could I PM you? or send you an email?? There is something I'd like to share with you
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    Hi everyone I own a 20 year old male normal leopard gecko he was handed down to me by a family friend, I have had him about 5 years now, he weighs 80 grams and has had a few health problems along the way but has battled threw. He is a gentle giant gecko! it's also crazy to think that he's older than I am!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benziie View Post
    Hi everyone I own a 20 year old male normal leopard gecko he was handed down to me by a family friend, I have had him about 5 years now, he weighs 80 grams and has had a few health problems along the way but has battled threw. He is a gentle giant gecko! it's also crazy to think that he's older than I am!
    A warm welcome to Geckos Unlimited.

    What you say is really cool! Any chance of introducing your leo here with a picture? We'd love to meet him.

    In particular I am also quite interested in his husbandry: supplement usage, enclosure size & temperatures, prey fed, diet fed prey, health problems you've already mentioned, other tips.
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    He is in a exo terra terrium 30 x 30 x 30, his temps rang from 26-30 in celcius, he eats literally anything put Infront of him locust, cricket, mealworms, wax worm the occasional pinky or Dubia roach. His health problems such as the tip of his tail went black and started to speed had the end amputated and has grown back, he has also suffered from prolapse from mating. Nothi else to severe. I will have a photo when I get home tonight because I need to go on the computer.

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    Talking 20 year old Leopard Gecko still going strong!

    My Gecko named Liz (I was really into magic school bus when I was little) is 20 years old, I've had him since he was a tiny juvenile bought from a pet store in Langley, BC. Had him since I was 8 years old!
    He's had an interesting life: He's defended himself (and actually scared away, and has now outlived) a cat that managed to get inside his tank! He's come with me while I've moved around BC 8 times in the last 10 years and has lost a few of his claws due to 8 year old me not realizing the importance of a humid hide during shedding

    When I first got him I just listened to the pet store clerk and put him in a 20 gallon tank with bark mulch, but that proved really annoying to clean and seemed really uncomfortable. I switched him to calci-sand which he was on for roughly 15 years. I moved him into a 45x45x45 exo-terra tank, then to a 30x30x30 exo-terra with unbleached paper towels instead of sand.

    For the last 5 years I've fed him each month: 10 Silkworms and 10 King Mealworms (with their heads crushed to prevent biting) dusted with calcium and vitamin powder. I usually feed him all the silkworms within 2-3 days, then use the Mealworms for the rest of the month.

    He has tons of energy and knows exactly where his food comes from. He knows the sound of his tank door opening and runs out to wait for food. I usually feed him right from my fingers or from tweezers (to crush the Mealworm heads, delightful I know).

    His shedding is still quite regular and successful, though recently he's been missing bits on his face that I take off with tweezers after. I've noticed that over the years his skin has faded and darkened quite considerably, when he was younger he was quite pale with bright bands of orange and purple on his tail, now he's all brown and greyish. He's never been bred and a couple years ago he developed a huge sperm plug, I soaked him every couple days for a month and carefully tweezed the plug loose, he eventually passed it; the size of a chickpea, hard and shiny, it looked like a lump of amber. He's had no complications since.
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    20141025_204934_Richards St.jpgPictured here with his new best friend (not the same cat he tried to eat when she trespassed)
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    20 Yeard old leos!! How awesome!!

    I just love this thread, and I was thinking about updating on Munchies.

    I haven't been in GU in a while (having my second human baby really took a toll on my time), but I am on vacation and I wanted to pass by and see what was going on.

    My grandma, Munchies is somewhere close to 15 years old now (has been with me for 13 years -in a week- and was a young adult back in 2003, so, she is somewhere between 14 and 16 years old now), is still my most beloved pet, is still doing great, and has in fact had such a impact in me that I had her tattooed on my leg a few months ago, theese are recent pictures I took in order to get a good one for the tattoo, I kind of did a photo session with her, hope you like it.

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    I hope we have many more years together.
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    In January 2016 I heard from a person in the EU who has a retired breeder female leo who is 32 years old!

    PS:
    Today I messaged her keeper. She's still doing well.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-27-2016 at 04:58 AM.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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