Tongs are an absolute nightmare for me - I wound up having to get something like this. Especially because I'm also allergic and can't afford losing them. 💀
If you ever find one of these magic bags ( https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Bag-Extended-Cold-Ounce/dp/B000MX51GI/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=magic+bag&qid=1626673876&sr=8-2 ) that can be microwaved to retain heat, you can also put it in the fridge for a while and then lay it in the tank to help cool it down. But don't leave it in there for more than half an hour at a time. I can't tell you how useful one of those bags are for my gecks. Especially vet visits during winter.
You could also take the opportunity to bathe your Leo if you see that they are more lethargic than normal. Also it's a good idea to unplug any heat sources during the day so heat doesn't build up, but you have to remind yourself to plug it back in at night.
Best of luck! :D
It is reptile carpet. MCLANZOO Reptile Carpet,Pet Terrarium Liner,Reptiles Cage Mat/Substratefor Snakes, Chameleons, Geckos ands Kitchen Use(2sheets) with Tweezers Feeding Tongs… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YJH46Y3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NH7RY815KRN35YF74KK6
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Exo-Terra-Rock-Ceramic-Cave/dp/B07L5WKSJ3/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=gecko+hide&qid=1620415282&sr=8-11 that is in the uk but I’m sure you could find it elsewhere
Noooo! i found them cheap on amazon!(: the red one will do okay for now until the other one ships.
theBlueStone 1-Pack 50 Watt Mini Ceramic Heat Emitter No-Light Infrared Reptile Heat Lamp Bulb for Terrarium Aquarium Amphibian Snake Chickens Brooder Birds Pets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074M7VF7N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aOj7CbHYXGAEP
They mean the heating pad needs to be hooked up to a thermostat in order to safely stay at temps appropriate for your gecko. Then you can use thermometer/hygrometers to read the air temps and humidity of the tank
I do not have any as of right now. But anyone ive spoken to about leos, has said that those are great for tank maintenance. But here is the link to the substrate i use - The Bio Dude Terra Sahara... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TS92LTS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Ok it was what the petsore recommended for night. 70w is what we have but for the new cage he's in he needs a 100w.
Light we used
I reccomend flukers repta rinse.. here
I rinsed my geckos eyes 3-5 times a day as he was really struggling to see and wouldn't eat because of it. I called 8 vets and no one would take me in, even the one i went to before, they said they wouldn't take me in because I wasn't there "long enough" to be considered long term? Ugh.
But anyway, maybe try putting drops into her eyes a few times a day with a clean que tip (be careful and gentle), put her in isolation with paper towels and keep the humidity high (above 50% at least) for a few days. This will help her flush her eyes herself along with you rinsing them. Try to give her a soak as well in a clean bowl, mine wouldn't eat and began to have issues pooping so I had to clean him up. I really wish you the best pls keep updated. Sorry I haven't read your other posts I'm at work
It looks really minor and should heal on its own pretty quickly. You can always purchase THIS to help ward off infection.
Is your heat mat on a thermostat? If not, do it asap - I use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015F4VFGI/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
This enclosure looks good. Here are the three things right off my head I can think of that may be the issue.
New thermometer and hygrometer the one your currently using isn’t reliable here’s one that I personally use and is amazing https://www.amazon.com/AikTryee-Hygrometer-Upgraded-Temperature-Greenhouse/dp/B07QMZL448/
I definitely don’t recommend mealworms to be the main feeder, crickets, dubia roaches or locusts should be your staple. Mealworms have hard exoskeletons that can be hard to digest, if fed too often they can cause impaction. Most often the gecko will poop out a mealworm or few completely undigested, and not actually be impacted.
Mealworms are also fattier and not as good as the other staples I suggested.
http://aminoapps.com/p/mn2owj a link that states the nutritional value of different feeders.
I recommend smearing the guts of a cricket on your geckos mouth to set of their food response and to show them just how tasty crickets (or other feeders) can be!
Mini Hygrometer Thermometer 2PCS Mini Digital Humidity Gauge, AikTryee Hygrometer Indoor Humidity Monitor, Temperature Humidity Gauge Meter for Humidors, Greenhouse, Garden, Cellar, Closet, Etc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QMZL448/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_W593GS8V9N4RSD3RZ536 this one is really good I use it and it also doubles as a thermometer
It's too sharp and can hurt their skin it also can't be cleaned well. This coconut mat coated in natural latex is much better. I use it for my bearded dragon and will be getting for my leopard gecko one as well once he's in a 20 gallon. Super easy to clean and it comes with a nice pair of tongs. I've had the mat and tongs for a year now and neither need to be replaced any time soon.
of course! i use this one and it’s never failed me, plus it’s a two in one! though it did stop working when i dropped it in water, but i definitely don’t think you’ll be submerging it lol
You can’t buy medication without a prescription from a vet. Your gecko needs multivitamins too. If you can’t afford a vet visit, then try to buy Repashy’s Calcium Plus. https://www.amazon.com/Repashy-Calcium-Plus-Oz-JAR/dp/B00K6ZDF4W
Also try a variety of other insects such as crickets, silk worms, small horn worms and roaches if they are legal where you live.
If there is no improvement or it gets worse within a few weeks, you should really try to visit a vet. They often times offer payment plans to help you figure it out.
I was using a simple green mat but right now I'm using paper towels. Here's a link to my current thermometer
Jump Start JumpStart MTPRTC Digital Controller Germination Heat Mat Thermostat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NZZG3S/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_DPTTWJ90DCRYRNMT6GM2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You can get it on Amazon. It’s really accurate for temp readings. Is your heat mat connected to a thermostat? I use this to lower and raise me heat mat temps. If you don’t have you definitely get it, it’s very important.Heat Mat Thermostat
Infrared Temp Gun
For the thermostat, I would get this thermostat (or really anything that looks like that. There’s a lot that are the same thing, just with different brands stamped on the front).
Other suggestions I have are get rid of the red light and replace it with something else. I couldn’t tell you what, but you could probably get some pretty good answers if you made another thread asking about it. I see that you said you plan to get a 20 gallon, and I encourage you to get one as soon as possible. I would also recommend some more cover/climbing space, such as wood and plants :)
That’s amazing, we were actually thinking of Gandalf too haha. Our cats are named Gary, and Grayson, so we wanted another G name to fit the family.
As for the coconut, I bought a regular coconut without the moss on it for that exact reason you brought up. This is the one I got, and little Gizmo loves it so far:
I believe it’s meant for birds, but it’s just a normal coconut and is the perfect size for him. Then we just put some of this Sphagnum Moss in there for him so we know what it is:
If you use this as your moist hide, all you need to do is mist the moss every now and then, and replace it from time to time as it comes with plenty. I hope it helps and hope little Gandalf loves it if you decide to go down this route!
If you have the means to take her to a vet, that will likely give you the best chance of saving her. In regards to home care, getting her into her own cage with appropriate temperatures and daily feeding are your best bet. I would recommend picking up Oxbow critical care or Repashy grub pie. I’ve had good success using oxbow critical care for reptiles that have gone off food.
Hi! Just a quick disclaimer, I don't own a Leo and never have, but I want to one day and have been doing a lottle research (mostly just paying attention to what other owners suggest).
Hand warmers meant for human use are generally not recommended because they reach a very hogh temperature. There is a similar product made specifically for reptile and small animal care however! https://www.amazon.com/Uniheat-Shipping-Warmer-hours-4pack/dp/B006YEX6MA/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=reptile+heat+pack&qid=1598809050&sr=8-3
I believe they come in different time limits as well. Although your gecko should be fine for a short time without heat as long as your temperature doesn't drop below (iirc) 65°F.
Again, I don't have experience with reptile keeping so if any of my info is incorrect please correct me!
There are reptile specific heat packs! Hand warmers are generally not recommended because they get way too hot and could injure your gecko.
I believe they come in different time limits as well, that's just a quick link I grabbed.
The blue spot is an organ, pancreas maybe? The white poop could be from the vitamins, she doesn’t look impacted. That said I’m a bit concerned about the pink color, was that from the sand at the pet store? I’d make sure the vitamins you’re using have calcium, vitamin d3, phosphorous, and vitamin a at the very least. If it’s missing any of those, you’ll need an additional product. You may well just want to switch to the Rep Cal ones at that point, I don’t think a single product is ever enough, but rep-cal got it done in 2. (calcium with d3, and herpivite)
https://www.amazon.ca/Flukers-Repta-Liner-Reptile-Medium/dp/B0009YEB7U/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=reptile+carpet&qid=1594946347&sr=8-13 is something like this ok or should i get something specific?
I bought a $3 paper teepee kit off amazon (linked below) and just customized it with reptile carpet instead of paper and used a hot glue gun to reinforce and keep the carpet tight against the wood.
I cut out a circle in the carpet to cover the plastic base and make a nice comfy bottom and just cut little slits where the wooden dowels are so it goes flush to the edge. Super easy, he likes to climb it lol.
They can hide in some extremely small places. You could try putting a container chirpy crickets in the room where you think she went missing. Also could try getting a camera off of amazon that will alert you when it senses motion. Mine is called Yi.
Try not to give up hope yet! Finding her is not a guarantee, but I have had many geckos turn up weeks after they went missing. My family called them “walkabouts.” My sister found her African fat tailed gecko inside the back panel of the the fridge after hearing rustling noises (she was shedding). Othertimes we found the runaways when they bolted across the floor or curled up somewhere warm.
Paper towel has never done me wrong! I have a heat pad under the tank. In winter it gets pretty chilly so I also have this cool little ceramic heater.
They sell them for like $25 at the pet store which is crazy. This one is $12, comes with a thermometer, and has held up great
Penn Plax REP701 Lizard Lounger, 100% Natural Seagrass Fibers For Anoles, Bearded Dragons, Geckos, Iguanas, and Hermit Crabs Triangular 14 x 14 Inches Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013T6XPVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6jHVCbTCA1HQF
I bought this one for mine, it has adjustable suction cups so you can put it anywhere. It really adds a new dimension to their hide and I think mine love it cause it covers a good portion of their tank so they feel even more hidden when outside of their hides
My cat did the same thing. I zip-tied sturdy baking racks to the plastic frame.
Bellemain Cooling Rack - Baking Rack , Chef Quality 12 inch x 17 inch - Tight-Grid Design, Oven Safe, Fits Half Sheet Cookie Pan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OY91N90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.wN3AbEB6SHDG