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Gravel1
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 Cage help

My golden gecko always hangs around about 1 to 2 inches of the top of his cage on the wall. I know they are arboreal now but I didn’t when I bought Him so his cage is 8 inches longer than tall. I have about 3 hiding places for him and the humidity is around 65% to 70% . He hangs write under the heat lamp when hes on the wall and the temperature is 80. Does he do it because its natural or does he need a taller cage?



08/14/09  10:13am

 #2056982


Spankie
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  Message To: Gravel1   In reference to Message Id: 2056782


 Cage help

the temps are probably to low. they should be in the upper 80s and around 75 at night



08/14/09  04:26pm

 #2057298


Kaitymay
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  Message To: Spankie   In reference to Message Id: 2056982


 Cage help

mine does that too. his temps are usually only go down to high 70s at least and go up to mid 80s on hot and humid days.. usually regulates around 80-85 though.



08/15/09  02:32am

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  Message To: Kaitymay   In reference to Message Id: 2057298


 Cage help

yea i would give the little guy a little bit bigger of a cage. The temps may be low also like metioned before. I have a five-lined skink that likes to hang upside down on the screen on the top of his cage just for fun... lizards are wierd like that haha :D


Rexx



08/16/09  08:23pm

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Dericka
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  Message To: Gravel1   In reference to Message Id: 2056782


 Cage help

Taller would be much better than long. However, I’d say that is also natural, mine definitely hung out at the top just like that and she lived in a 29 gallon tank. I believe her warmest temp under the light and where she hung out most was around 86 during the day.
But I will also say that the people who I got her from had her for a year and a half in a ten gallon cage, and she was actually very healthy and normal when I got her. They had gotten her from someone else, and they didn’t even know what she was, but she was one hardy lizard, that’s for sure! I had her for three years before she passed away.

deri



08/17/09  08:20pm

 #2059416


Gravel1
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  Message To: Dericka   In reference to Message Id: 2059143


 Cage help

Ya i didn’t know that when I bought him and neither did the pet store they had him on sand wit no hiding place he was much happier in my cage even though he is in 12 gallon how big do the get full grown from head to tail cus they say like 8 inches are they including the tail cus he is like 10 inches head to tail I’m not sure since he sheded last night.



08/18/09  09:40am

 #2059470


Spankie
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  Message To: Gravel1   In reference to Message Id: 2059416


 Cage help

they grow to 8in but then they slowly grow to 10in over their lifetime.



08/18/09  11:15am

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Kaitymay
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  Message To: Spankie   In reference to Message Id: 2059470


 Cage help

mine is about 8 and a half, and his tail still isnt fully grown....he`ll prob reach 10 inches in the next year.



08/18/09  10:37pm


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