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Whizzyman
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 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

I was wondering if there was a way to save money yet still have th right requirements for my gecho



02/05/07  07:13pm

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Coolcresties
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  Message To: Whizzyman   In reference to Message Id: 1162188


 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

howdy whizzyman!

they sell ggd(gargoyle gecko diet) at petsmart or petco. follow the instructions on the back of the bottle and serve in a dish every night. with this, you do not have to supplement at all with powdered calcium, etc. give crickets 1-2 times a week to get him active.

you donít need any lighting. temps. have to be 70-80 i believe with the night temp no lower than 65. humidity needs to be higher than 60.

supplies for a cheap way: paper towels for a substrate
sticks, rocks from you backyard(be sure to disinfect)
plants from the dollar store
2 tupperware lids for water and food
ggd
crickets
calcium
somewhat large tupperware container to keep the crickets in
left over food scraps to feed the crickets
thermometer and hydrometer from walmart (digital)
lamp from walmart (for photo-period)
household light bulb
you allready have a tank and iím assuming a lid too
squirt bottle
gecko

if the gecko is $100, than the whole setup would not be more than $150. it will look ugly, but it will get the job done and leave you with a healthy gecko.



02/06/07  01:19pm

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Coolcresties
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  Message To: Coolcresties   In reference to Message Id: 1163168


 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

whoops sorry!!!!!!
also a uvb bulb.

forgot they are diurnal!



02/08/07  06:25pm

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Coolcresties
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  Message To: Coolcresties   In reference to Message Id: 1163168


 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

and a uvb bulb!!!!

canít forget that!



02/08/07  06:27pm

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Slygecko
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  Message To: Coolcresties   In reference to Message Id: 1166070


 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

What? Where did you hear that? Gargoyle geckos are not diurnal, they are nocturnal. No nocturnal gecko "needs" UV light, so it is not necessary. It wonít hurt, however, so thats your choice.

Cheers,
Nick



02/08/07  07:34pm

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Coolcresties
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  Message To: Slygecko   In reference to Message Id: 1166155


 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

Quote:

What? Where did you hear that?



from all the care sheets on RZ.



02/08/07  07:54pm

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Slygecko
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  Message To: Coolcresties   In reference to Message Id: 1166194


 IM Gettin a new gargoile what do ineed to get

... hardly the best source of information. Theyíre not diurnal. For any Rhacodactylus, Iíd suggest getting the book Rhacodactylus by Repashy, Fast, and de Vosjoli, or going to either www.genevievesgeckos.com, www.forums.repashy.com, or www.pangea reptile.com. All are superb, reputable sources of information.

Cheers,
Nick



02/08/07  08:09pm

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PersephenesKeeper
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  Message To: Slygecko   In reference to Message Id: 1166225


 To UVB or not to UVB?

Yeah, I also heard UVB is not required from several sources for Gargís and Cresteds (which I was considering getting) but the gal that sold me mine said there is a bit of debate going about whether UVB is really needed. Of course it doesnít hurt. She only had one Crested and used it--another Petco employee had 4 Cresteds and did not use it.

Another great way to save money is try to get your supplies from Craigslist or local garage sales. I found my 10 gallon critter care tank from a garage sale and am trying to locate a larger one off Craigslist. Often people are giving their tanks away for free.



09/05/07  06:11am


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