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    Ok the care I was told is very different then what I just read here in caresheets. so I need to start over it seem... I have a carpet in their habitat can I use play sand I have that if I bake it or something its brand new and still in the bag but its not store bought reptile sand just clean sandbox sand... Are plants okay? or just rocks and again I have rocks in my drainage culvert can I use them if boiled and scrubed.. I have them in a small tall enclosure should I put them In a wide not tall? I really want to give them a good life They are new to me I Have had crested a month or so now. ANything you can add would be well recieved and I would be thankfull Oh and do they need calcium on their bugs ?

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    Maybe this article will be helpful:

    Three to Get Ready: Pachydactylus - Gecko Time - Gecko Time

    At the very least you could contact some of the contributors.

    Aliza

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkrose View Post
    Ok the care I was told is very different then what I just read here in caresheets. so I need to start over it seem... I have a carpet in their habitat can I use play sand I have that if I bake it or something its brand new and still in the bag but its not store bought reptile sand just clean sandbox sand... Are plants okay? or just rocks and again I have rocks in my drainage culvert can I use them if boiled and scrubed.. I have them in a small tall enclosure should I put them In a wide not tall? I really want to give them a good life They are new to me I Have had crested a month or so now. ANything you can add would be well recieved and I would be thankfull Oh and do they need calcium on their bugs ?
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! How many P. tigrinus have you? I'd house them in a wide viv, not a tall one.

    Pot a sansevieria in it's own pot and place that inside. Sansevieria need to dry out between watering.

    Definitely these guys need calcium with D3 and multivitamins on their bugs!

    • All supplements are different. Some have way too much of some ingredients. Are you looking for recommendations?

    I would NOT use playsand. Playsand is very dusty. Typical playsand is composed of silica crystals which are sharp and cause impaction more readily than quartz-based sand. Quartz crystals have rounded edges. If you decide on sand, go with Jurassic Playsand. Contact: Jerry Bergosh (877-531-8600). Maybe he'd send you just the amount you'd like.


    Boil any rocks you add.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-09-2016 at 07:06 PM.
    "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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    Thank you.. what substrate would you recommend if I dont use sand?

    vitamins I have exoterra calcium and d3 do I need different or better?

    I will be changing their habitat as soon as I can Get money which will be the first of the month I will have to do what I can with what I got unfortunately.

    They are eating well I love watching them hunt their dinners ... and I am finding little poops so I am assuming that end is working well too lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by drkrose View Post
    Thank you.. what substrate would you recommend if I dont use sand?

    vitamins I have exoterra calcium and d3 do I need different or better?

    I will be changing their habitat as soon as I can Get money which will be the first of the month I will have to do what I can with what I got unfortunately.

    They are eating well I love watching them hunt their dinners ... and I am finding little poops so I am assuming that end is working well too lol
    You're welcome. Tiger geckos are mighty cute little guys.

    How many P. tigrinus have you? Only one male should be housed per vivarium. Multiple males will fight.

    I would use Jurassic Sand. It's "clean" and smooth-grained.
    • Steer clear of any reptile calci-sand.
    • NEVER spray the viv and feed at the same time, because sand will stick to cricket legs and get consumed pronto!

    Buy a multivitamin in addition to Exo Terra's Calcium with D3 that you now have. I recommend Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins without D3.

    When you run out of Exo Terra calcium with D3, switch to Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3.

    I had Pachydactylus tigrinus for years. Once in a while they developed cloudy eyes. In retrospect, those might have had vitamin A (retinol) deficiencies.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-10-2016 at 03:25 AM.
    "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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    Yes they are so cute, I have two but want more... I dont know sex one is darker with white spots and the other is the standard picture colours the light ones. I was told they were a female and a male I got them at a reptile show... but now I am not sure.. but they hang out together and are always with each other.

    I will work on the vitamin situation and the sand situation..

    I do thank you for your assitances I only want whats proper for my babies I am disaponted that I was told wrong I beleived in what the seller told me.
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    Was the seller the breeder? Male P. tigrinus aren't easy to find.

    What was the info conflict between GU and what the seller told you?
    "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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    I am not sure I think now it was more just a seller.

    Said moss carpet tall habitat water bowl vines . they did get the rocks right ... no vitamins needed or lights

    thats the basics they gave me

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkrose View Post
    I am not sure I think now it was more just a seller.

    Said moss carpet tall habitat water bowl vines . they did get the rocks right ... no vitamins needed or lights

    thats the basics they gave me
    How visible (out and about) are your 2?

    There are 2 forms of P. tigrinus: the Mozambique form and the Zimbabwe form. Read the Gecko Time article Aliza linked. Scroll down to the Pachydactylus tigrinus section.

    How are you providing heat? I provided heat from above via an incandescent bulb. I think that was too bright. Using a ceramic heat emitter on a rheostat would be better.

    They probably would use Exo Terra twisty vines.
    "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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    They rarely out last night I saw one most of the time they hide in the slit under the back piece and under the bottom of the leaf... I can tell they are coming out cause there is little poopies all over that I clean up. No on the heat that was another thing ..

    Wheres the section I am not finding it?

    I know they are not big on being handled so how do I transfer from one tank to another safely.. I am disabled and have tremors in my hands. it makes them nervous and they jump so I dont handle any of my lizards if I can avoid it?

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