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 #2229850


Lizard girl 4
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 Any tips?

I am getting a gecko, I have a fence lizard, but I’ve never had a gecko. Any tips?



07/20/11  02:20pm

 #2229889


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Lizard girl 4   In reference to Message Id: 2229850


 Any tips?

What species of gecko? They’re all different.



07/20/11  07:35pm

 #2229891


Lizard girl 4
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2229889


 Any tips?

I have no idea, I am am getting it off Craigs list. It is flush color with purpul/brown spots is what she said.



07/20/11  07:40pm

 #2229892


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Lizard girl 4   In reference to Message Id: 2229891


 Any tips?

You shouldn’t pick up anything until you know exactly what species it is and how the person is taking care of it. That way you can have the tank set up and correct a week before you get it. And that way it wont have some weird disease or be dieing from some malnutrition or ailment from the old owner.



07/20/11  07:48pm

 #2229901


Lizardlover98
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2229892


 Any tips?

I am buying the tank with the lizard. They got it from a teacher and don’t know what kind she is.



07/20/11  08:39pm

 #2229903


Lizard girl 4
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  Message To: Lizardlover98   In reference to Message Id: 2229901


 Any tips?

Sorry, forgot to change my account after my sister used it.



07/20/11  08:44pm

 #2229958


Lizard girl 4
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  Message To: Lizard girl 4   In reference to Message Id: 2229903


 Any tips?

I am buying the tank with the lizard. They got it from a teacher and don’t know what kind she is.



07/21/11  10:26am

 #2229965


Lizardlover98
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  Message To: Lizard girl 4   In reference to Message Id: 2229958


 Any tips?

Hi! This is Lizard girl 4’s sister. The lady we are getting the gecko from said she used black sand in the gecko’s tank. We think it might be a leopard gecko because of her description of it. She said it is flesh colored with purple brown spots. We are picking Lizzie (the gecko) up later today. We’ll give you guys an update after we pick her up.



07/21/11  01:10pm

 #2229977


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Lizardlover98   In reference to Message Id: 2229965


 Any tips?

If it is a leopard gecko, you should immediately remove the sand upon getting it and put it on papertowel. Leopard geckos have a tendency to eat loose substrate and certain products out there, like ’calcisand’ will plug the leo up so it can’t poop. You can later switch the substrate over to repticarpet, tile, non-adhesive shelf liner, or slate. The latter three can be found at a home department store.

Take pictures of it to confirm what it is. I’d feel terrible if I gave you other info on leos (like how hot the tank should be) then find out it isn’t one. I mean, leos are from arid, hot places. A hot, dry tank for some other gecko may hurt it.



07/21/11  02:42pm

 #2230034


Lizardlover98
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2229977


 Any tips?

I got her, she looks like a leopard gecko! Would eco-eath work? Do there tails pop of? Thanks for the reply!



07/21/11  07:31pm

 #2230048


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Lizardlover98   In reference to Message Id: 2230034


 Any tips?

All geckos pop off their tails as a defense mechanism. A leo’s regrown tail is rather ugly. But it wont just come off at random. You have to squeeze or pull it for it to come off.

I just said that leos shouldn’t be put on loose substrate. Papertowel, repticarpet, tile, slate, non-adhesive shelf liner. Besides the eating hazard, they need low humidity (arid climate), and eco earth will bump the humidity up. If you’re looking for natural-look type stuff, repticarpet comes in different colors, and tiles/slate look even prettier. You can also get decent-sized slabs of rock and concrete from any garden center for 35 cents a lb that the leo can walk over.



Go to the leopard gecko (general) forum on this website and ask random questions there. There are also care sheets over there. Researching has now become your job. They will clear up how to set up your tank perfectly and what calcium and vitamin supplements you’ll need to get. Also what live bugs are best for leos to eat.



07/21/11  08:56pm

 #2230059


Lizardlover98
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2230048


 Any tips?

Thanks for your help and patients!



07/21/11  10:45pm

 #2230061


KrazyKelli
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  Message To: Lizardlover98   In reference to Message Id: 2230059


 Any tips?

It’s cool. All we want on RZ is for people to have happy, healthy pets. =]



07/21/11  11:00pm


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