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    My son was gift a leopard gecko a little over a year go (ugh, why do people give live animals as gifts?). We (the kids) named him Spots! He's such a sweet little guy and has become a beloved member of our family.

    Here is a recent picture of him during feeding time, shortly after I cleaned & revamped his cage. He's getting close to shedding time so I wasn't too worried about drying out his substrate before putting it in- he loves the added moisture right now.


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    Welcome to GU!
    Nice looking cage. Some people might warn you about having the eco earth substrate, but I've kept leopard geckos on it before (and keep fat tail geckos on it now) with no problems. He looks very healthy.

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    I'm aware of the great substrate debate The breeder I got him from used it with no issues so we just kept with the status quo and haven't had any issues. Since this picture I've covered a good 75-80% of his flooring with smooth, flat river rocks. I wanted to allow the substrate to dry out really well first. The only area I keep the flooring just coconut fiber is in his moist hide, along with some moss- he really seems to enjoy it in there, especially close to shedding time.
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    Here's a larger picture of his cage after the rocks were added.



    (p.s. that's not our thermometer- I just can't get the dang thing unstuck!)
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    Nice looking Gecko and cage too! Welcome to GU also! My male really likes his humid hide too. I think he spends more time in that than anywhere else.

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    Welcome aboard to you and Spots!
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Hello, nice setup, but aren't those lights a bit too bright? And a pretty big cricket you got there digging his way out

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHaveNoIdea View Post
    Hello, nice setup, but aren't those lights a bit too bright? And a pretty big cricket you got there digging his way out
    I edited the brightness of the photo for better visibility They're just standard daylight bulbs. Ha ha, yeah, they go all over- makes for a fun game of hide & seek when I go to get the remaining ones out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ndfanatik View Post
    I edited the brightness of the photo for better visibility They're just standard daylight bulbs. Ha ha, yeah, they go all over- makes for a fun game of hide & seek when I go to get the remaining ones out.
    I realize your home has little natural night because of your hubby's work/sleep schedule.

    A CHE might be a good idea for the center bulb.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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