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    I got 3 geckos at a reptile convention a few weeks ago. 2 are around 3 months old and the other is supposively 8 months old but she is only bigger by a very small margin if any at all. They'll all in a single 29 gallon long enclosure. When it comes to feeding them I remove their hot hide, which is where they hang out 95% of the time and I start off with some meal worms and then some crickets. After, I usually place my hand in there flat and often times they'll lick it or walk across it. Not bothered by it at all. But if I move any other part of my body they flinch and get spooked. If I'm lying in bed and get up they run into the hot hide. Any kind of noise will make them jump.

    Progress as far as them being comfortable is being made. They wouldn't eat for the first 4 days but now they'll chase their food all over the enclosure. Before they wouldn't even leave their hot hide, now they come out every night at 8 and explore. Would it be ok at this point in time to try and pick them up out of the enclosure to handle or are they still too young? or too stressed from seeing a human move? Just curious as I've read owners say their geckos get comfortable with their presence after a week or 2.

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    I got 3 geckos at a reptile convention a few weeks ago. 2 are around 3 months old and the other is supposively 8 months old but she is only bigger by a very small margin if any at all. They'll all in a single 29 gallon long enclosure. When it comes to feeding them I remove their hot hide, which is where they hang out 95% of the time and I start off with some meal worms and then some crickets. After, I usually place my hand in there flat and often times they'll lick it or walk across it. Not bothered by it at all. But if I move any other part of my body they flinch and get spooked. If I'm lying in bed and get up they run into the hot hide. Any kind of noise will make them jump.

    Progress as far as them being comfortable is being made. They wouldn't eat for the first 4 days but now they'll chase their food all over the enclosure. Before they wouldn't even leave their hot hide, now they come out every night at 8 and explore. Would it be ok at this point in time to try and pick them up out of the enclosure to handle or are they still too young? or too stressed from seeing a human move? Just curious as I've read owners say their geckos get comfortable with their presence after a week or 2.
    I'm currently taming my gecko! What I do and it's working is, I put my hand in the tank so,etudes and I will put mea,worms on it. my gecko comes up and eats, also for the past month since I have my gecko on my desk I always play video games near him, so I would just always be near the tank(s) any times you can this way they get used to your presence, and talk to them softly.
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    Really it's best to raise young leos separately. If more than 1 leo turns out to be male they will fight. One of them could die. Females should not become gravid till about 18 months old. Believe me, males will try to mate sooner than this! Even 2 similarly sized females can fight.

    Sexing Leopard Geckos Leopard geckos become sexable at about 6 months old. Males can be distinguished from females by a distinct v-shaped row of pores and by bulges right under the vent.

    It's very important to have multiple hides everywhere! More than 1 warm dry hide, more than 1 warm moist hide, and more than 1 cool dry hide. Best hides have small entrances so that the leo feels hidden.

    This makes a good warm moist hide.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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