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 #1396729


Comet3705
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 Hey evryone.

i love these little guys, with there big eyes, and tiny little bodies, hehe, wlel i wanted to know, if a ten gallon tank would be ok for one adult, i know sand is a must "need" substrate, i wanted to know if there is a good care sheet out there? are they ok being fed crickets? are thye handable? or are they for show only? how big do the Smooth ones go i believe im gonna get N. Levis. Levis
please and thanks



08/09/07  11:10pm

 #1397240


Spiddy
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  Message To: Comet3705   In reference to Message Id: 1396729


 Hey evryone.

Ten gallons is fine for a single knobby. As far as size, my males range from 14 to 20 grams as adults, and my females are significantly larger, around 25 to 30 grams. Total length is not more than four inches. They tolerate handling like most geckos do, but prefer not to be handled. Crickets make a good staple food. I recommend keeping them. Check out Australian Addiction Reptiles for a good care sheet.



08/10/07  10:04am

 #1397306


Xanadu
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  Message To: Spiddy   In reference to Message Id: 1397240


 Hey evryone.

I thought I heard that if you handle them their skin can sluff off...is that true?



08/10/07  10:57am

 #1397419


Spiddy
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  Message To: Xanadu   In reference to Message Id: 1397306


 Hey evryone.

Maybe if they’re shedding! But seriously, I haven’t found them to be that delicate. Still, I try to limit my handling to routine health checks and cage cleanings. The fact is that reptiles don’t enjoy being handled. It creates stress for them. Over a long period, stress can be related to an assortment of health issues. Some people claim that their leopard geckos enjoy being handled and, when their cage is opened, they’ll hop on their owners’ shoulder and give them a kiss on the cheek. If a reptile does initiate a handling, I believe it is more due to a stimulus-response feeding instinct than anything else.



08/10/07  12:32pm

 #1397619


Comet3705
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  Message To: Spiddy   In reference to Message Id: 1397419


 Hey evryone.

AWESOME =]. i do have one question though, what type of sands do you use, will play sand work?



08/10/07  02:49pm

 #1397679


Spiddy
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  Message To: Comet3705   In reference to Message Id: 1397619


 Hey evryone.

The Exo-Terra Desert Sand works well. There are no added chemicals like you’d find in calci-sand. Also, it holds a burrow well. You’ll want to dampen one side of your enclosure so the knobby can burrow. You need a sand that will retain a burrow. If the sand is too course a grain, it might collapse, bad for air pockets and for egg laying.



08/10/07  03:32pm

 #1398370


Comet3705
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  Message To: Spiddy   In reference to Message Id: 1397679


 Hey evryone.

cool, well i contacted my local store[hard-working, descent, and local, not like petsmart and stuff] told me they can get in a N Levis Levis for about 40$ which i thought was awesome. =] and i know tis real cheap.



08/10/07  10:19pm

 #1399452


Spiddy
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  Message To: Comet3705   In reference to Message Id: 1398370


 Hey evryone.

That’s an unbelievable price! Let us know how it works out.



08/11/07  09:45pm

 #1399514


Comet3705
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  Message To: Spiddy   In reference to Message Id: 1399452


 Hey evryone.

cool. but it wil take REAL convincing, i just got a Female Crested gecko, and she was 175, i paid for her fully, but my mom......doesnt understand the gecko trade. =]. but yah, i will tell you if they really are that cheap, if so, i might get one



08/11/07  10:35pm

 #1407315


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  Message To: Comet3705   In reference to Message Id: 1399514


 Hey evryone.

Comet how are you getting all these high end geckos for a 1/4 of the real price. You said you can get a leachie for 90$ and a Knob-tail for 40$!?!?!? If that where the case I would buy them in huge amounts and just resell them.



08/17/07  03:16pm

 #1408358


Comet3705
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  Message To: ReptileRulers   In reference to Message Id: 1407315


 Hey evryone.

haha. well my local store owner, he is a freind of mine, and gives me MAJOR deals. But then the parents are mean, and say i cant get anymore, but once they see that i can get a gecko half the price, and how "cute" they are, they should let me.



08/18/07  11:48am

 #1412432


Rabidreptile
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  Message To: Comet3705   In reference to Message Id: 1408358


 Hey evryone

$40 for a levis, comet this is nearly unbelievable. that is less than a 5th of market price for a unsexed. i really dont know anyone who would pay a minimum of atlease $600 for a pair of geckos and sell off spring for $40.



08/21/07  03:30am

 #1429364


Comet3705
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  Message To: Rabidreptile   In reference to Message Id: 1412432


 Hey evryone

idk. he never got back to me on it. so yah. but i cant get one probably for a year or two. but i woud liek one, but i have decided to stick to the Rhacodactylus family.



09/02/07  02:37pm


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