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Discussion in 'Lizards' started by Kerry-Louise, Aug 14, 2009.


  1. Kerry-Louise

    Kerry-Louise PetForums Newbie

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    Hello everybody :)

    I just joined..
    I got a Leopard Gecko two days ago been researching for a while before getting it but theres just one thing ..i was planning on making a moist hide but the man said as its a young gecko this isnt needed? i asked why and he simply said ..it doesnt need it.
    This didnt seem true to me so i thought id ask ?

    Also if i upload pics would anybody be able to fully ID it for me?
    Thanks in advance :)
    Kerry
     
  2. FREE SPIRIT

    FREE SPIRIT PetForums VIP

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    Hiya and welcome :D
     
  3. rottiesloveragdolls

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    welcome to the mad house :p
     
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    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Hello and welcome :D
    Dont have the answer to your question but im sure someone will come along soon and answer it for you :)
     
  5. Kerry-Louise

    Kerry-Louise PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks All :)
    x
     
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    I don't know an awful lots about Gecko's but isn't the moist hide to aid shedding??? In that case, a young one will need one as they shed regularly when they are juveniles.
     
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    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

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    welcome

    that breeder is a bit :eek:ut: they need them when they are young especially!!

    You should always do what you feel is best for your animals


    1st rule of the forum you must post PICS
     
  8. Kerry-Louise

    Kerry-Louise PetForums Newbie

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    I did say this to him ..But they do kinda make you fell like your wrong and they know best ..Gonna make one and pop it in :)
    Will put pics up in the next hour :p

    Must say im in lovee :eek: :eek:
     
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    hi there n welcome:) i can only say when i have seen them in my local reptile shop they are always on damp moss.so ? to what uve been told.im so glad your doing your research :D xx
     
  10. Kerry-Louise

    Kerry-Louise PetForums Newbie

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    Hope this works :)


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  11. Kerry-Louise

    Kerry-Louise PetForums Newbie

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    What kind of sand is that you are using?

    I bet the pet shop recommended this too hey?

    Any particle substrate can cause impaction if ingested. It generally isn't used at all with juveniles, although some people take the risk with adults.

    My advice would be to take him off sand straight away and put him on newspaper or kitchen roll.
     
  13. alyssa_liss

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    awww hes cute , are they hard to look after / expensive??

    im in stockport aswell btw lol
     
  14. Kerry-Louise

    Kerry-Louise PetForums Newbie

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    No he is on just kitchen roll now :)
     
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    Aww hes adorable welcome to the forum. I don't know much about lizards but you've got great advice so far.
     
  16. Baby Bordie

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    Hi and welcome... I also own reptiles, i have 3 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and like 40 baby beardies! :D:D
     
  17. u-look-like-a-hamster

    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

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    awwwh soo cute !!!!

    :)

    :D
     
  18. MissG

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    Cool, where abouts? I'm in Cheadle.

    Reptiles generally have specialist requirements so compared to your "normal" companion animals ie dog, cat, rabbit fish, Yes they can be difficult to look after.
    But all it takes really is tons and tons of research - not just calling in at the pet shop and taking their advice.

    As far as expense goes, reptiles are not cheap pets. The initial outlay of equipment and the animal itself can be a lot. Then you have feeding and mantainence costs, not to mention the increase in electricity bills.
    And then there is of course, veterinary bills, which can be very expensive.

    However, I love Reptiles, and they do make good pets. As long as you have all of the above covered, I wouldn't let it put you off.
     
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    Aww beautiful gecko! Looks like a high yellow to me, wait and see how the spots develop :)
     
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    im in offerton so not too far , i really want another pet but im not alloud :( my friends just got a beardie , it looks cute on the pics
     
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