Potential Leopard Gecko

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Potential Leopard Gecko

Postby MCHRKiller » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:38 am

I am looking at replacing my aquarium at work with a Gecko...I know the basics of their care, but want to see what others thoughts are on leaving it alone on weekends.

I work M-F and would of course leave plenty of food out and use timers. Here is my plan:

10G tank....3 hides, 1 hot, 1 middle(moist w/ moss or coco), 1 cool. UTH, Red basking light, dish of calcium powder without D3 to self regulate. Dust feeders with calcium with D3 and vitamins. For feeders I would use primarily super worms(easy to keep in my office) but would give Dubia 1-2 times per week.

I would use tile for substrate due to the ease of keeping things clean. I would leave out a bowl of Supers on Friday and fresh water along with ensuring the moist hide was damp.

Does this sound feasible?
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Re: Potential Leopard Gecko

Postby reptiles93002 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:05 pm

Probably but on the warm side of the enclosure you should have a heating pad under the tank. Also, as the gecko ages, you will need to have at least a 20 gallon enclosure for it.
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Re: Potential Leopard Gecko

Postby AHBD » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:09 pm

I agree, a larger tank as it gets older. Dubias as a staple rather than supers....they can make your gecko fat + can potentially cause fatty liver disease. Leave the floor bare....they like to poo in the same spot and it's east to wipe up after.

On weekends it would be easy to set up a medium plastic tote + bring it home. If you have to leave it , put a few mealworms rather than superworms in his bowl.
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