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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruligecko View Post
    Yeah, we are going to remove all the sand once he gets better because I've read it can cause impaction slowly. But we don't want to stress him out changing the environment too much right now. I just removed a food dish and have to put in a background again since I threw out the Styrofoam one we had. Mealworms had eaten into it. I've also learned we should have a cool hide as well. So I'll slowly integrate these into his environment.

    We inherited him so we had no idea all these things mattered.
    Is the white sand on the right calci-sand?

    Zoo Med makes a yellow digital thermometer with a probe that costs about $10 USDs. It's probably more accurate than the circle (analog) thermometer I see on the left. Place the probe on the floor of the warm dry hide.

    Perhaps these OMEM terra cotta hides are available from Amazon where you live in size large. They make an AWESOME warm humid hide! Terra cotta "breathes". Keeping the bowl on the top filled with water is easy!

    Method #6 -- Proactive Method
    Here's an excellent proactive approach! A large OMEM terra cotta cave with a basin on top will keep ANY gecko's humidity higher 24/7. Since this cave is made from clay, colors vary some. Use this cave + an 8 ounce water dish for your leopard gecko.

    July 2020: My leopard gecko loves her new large OMEM terra cotta humid hide with the basin on top! Place that hide on top of a textured ceramic tile or on a piece of slate on the enclosure's warm end right next to the warm dry hide. Use sphagnum moss inside as a bedding. Fill the basin on top with water daily.

    My leo uses this terra cotta hide all the time! She alternates between her warm dry hide and this warm humid hide. This terra cotta humid hide retains a constant humidity level without any effort on my part. My leo's former humid hide was often dry, quite dry, in fact.

    Terra cotta is porous. It's the only type hide that actually "breathes".
    Click: https://www.amazon.com/OMEM-Reptiles.../dp/B01M1NTI44


    Sizes
    Small: 3.54'' x 2.76'' x 2.36''
    Medium: 4.72'' x 3.35'' x 2.95'' (Good size for Oedura castelnaui - Northern Velvet Geckos)
    Large OMEM hide (for ALL leopard geckos up to maybe 80ish grams): 5.9'' x 4.72'' x 3.74''
    X-Large: At this time OMEM does not make an XL version of their terra cotta hide.

    The entrance of the large OMEM terra cotta hide measures 2 inches wide x 1.5 inches high.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    I dont remember. I think it's just a fine white sand. We always hand feel him so he doesn't digest it when eatting. I've heard over time little bits can clog them up though so it will be removed.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll order one of those and try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruligecko View Post
    I dont remember. I think it's just a fine white sand. We always hand feel him so he doesn't digest it when eatting. I've heard over time little bits can clog them up though so it will be removed.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll order one of those and try it out.
    You ARE welcome!
    "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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