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Leopard Gecko

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dontknowwhattodo80 Mon 03-Dec-18 21:17:42


We're getting a Leopard Gecko this weekend for our 10 year olds birthday. Our 15 year old is particularly confident in handling reptiles so we're happy with the idea of getting one. He's also done lots of research and we've ordered a good size vivarium.

Any tips or things you think we should consider?


dontknowwhattodo80 Wed 05-Dec-18 15:54:52


Hungrypuffin Fri 07-Dec-18 22:57:17

Things new reptile owners often don’t know...
UV bulbs need replacing regularly even before they stop lighting as they stop uv production before they wear out.
The bugs you feed must have good nutrition themselves, otherwise your gecko won’t get any nutrition from them. Make sure you feed your bugs and use dusting powder for them.

purplepigs Fri 07-Dec-18 23:05:22

Dusting powder is really important.
What substrate will you be using?

dontknowwhattodo80 Sat 08-Dec-18 22:10:31

@Hungrypuffin - already got the food sussed I think! Thanks !

@purplepigs - I'm trying to remember the name of the substrate we're planning on using? I'm sure it's Eco something. We know sand is a definite no no

reallyneedmoresleep Tue 11-Dec-18 22:06:51

Congratulations on your new pet! Our gecko was really shy at first but regular gentle handling has worked well.
Make sure he has a moist moss cave, especially when shedding.
Do you know you can get live bugs delivered through the post?

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