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    Temps: The only thing that it may be a good idea to watch out for is that the air temp doesn't get too high and dehydrate the gecko.
    Related to that --
    Natural habitat: my understanding was that leopard geckos' natural habitat encompasses many elevations since parts of Pakistan/Afghanistan is mountainous. I haven't googled the climate, but is it really 150/95 all over the place there all year round? I'd assume that it gets kind of cold in the winter, at least at night. More info would be eagerly awaited.

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    I haven't been there, but I've been told it snows in the winter in Afghanistan.
    I have been in the Persian gulf in the winter, and it does get cold there, even freezes. I remember walking around in Bahrain at sunrise in February and slipping on ice, although by lunchtime it was a comfortable 70 degrees or so.

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    During the summers it gets that hot there, not sure about the winter. Hubby was deployed to Iraq twice and he said it was miserably hot there as well.
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    Gossamer ~

    How about a thermostat in your sock for Christmas? You'll be really happy your leo's have one.

    Many of us have a Hydrofarm MTPRTC thermostat. It works well for leos and costs about $35 via Amazon. It's the only inexpensive thermostat that I know of with a small metal probe and a digital readout. It will keep your leos comfortable and save on electricity.
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    @Elizabeth Freer

    Oh, no worries, I have one for each of them! Their ground temps were fine, it was the air temps that were worrying me! That's why I set up the space heater. I didn't want those to go too low while I was waiting for the heater to kick on.

    But out of sheer curiosity, did you have a hard time getting yours set up? When I first set mine up the probe was reading like 100 degrees and my thermometer said it was like 88. I sent it back and they sent me a new one, but there was still a slight difference. Do they tend to have a difference in temps? Or did I just luck out and get the weird ones from the batch?

    Is there a guide or a list of tips/tricks to setting them up that I missed? Because if there was I'm gonna kick myself. And if not, we should totally make that a sticky or post them here or something. Because it would have saved me such a headache when setting them up.

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    If you have the hydrofarm thermostat, they can have a +/-3* temperature difference. Mine is only 1* off from my thermometer and it was easy to set up. If you have a different thermostat then I don't know.


    Also, I just checked the temperatures in Islamabad Pakistan, it's currently 61* with a low of 51*.
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    Oh, OK. That's not too bad. How do you have your probe? I've got mine sitting on the glass underneath the repticarpet of their warm dry hides. I didn't use the suction cup because I thought that wouldn't give a good reading.

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    My suction cup won't stick, but I have the probe taped to the tile in my tank under the warm dry hide.
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    My leo seems to be struggling with digestion, would you suggest upping her temps maybe? what watt UTH do you use? I have a 7 watt small zoomed on half of her 20 gal tank right now and i've been looking into getting a warmer or bigger one

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    I would honestly try to avoid "stick-on" type heat mats. I had zoo-med heat mats until both of them failed on me and overheated. Had it not been for the thermostats, they would have cooked my poor geckos! I now use Fluker's Ultra Deluxe Premium Heat Mat that's 11 x 11 inches for their 20 gallon tanks. The heat mat itself only uses 12 watts of power, and with my thermostat it keeps things at a cozy 93-95 degrees. My leos seem to have no digestion issues at this temp range.

    I'm not sure what your temps are at the moment, but slowly increasing the temp via a thermostat (1 degree at a time) every few days might help. I would actually recommend creating a thread for your leo detailing all this (current temps, tank setup, feeders, etc.) and getting feedback. Here's a link to the questionnaire that you'll need to fill out: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...tionnaire.html

    It might not be that your temps are too low, but rather something else within the setup. And ALWAYS get a fecal test done for a new leo once they're settled. That way you can definitely rule out parasites as a cause of issues.
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