Reptiles/Leopard Gecko

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Hi, I have a female leopard gecko and she is 4 months old.
I just got her a day ago. I'm just worried for her because she is in   her reptile cage all day,just sometimes she leaves the cave for some minutes.Thank you for answering

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Hello.
Leopard geckos are beautiful animals and they require specific conditions and food. When you get a new reptile they will need some time to adjust to new surroundings. the conditioning period can be a few days or even a few weeks. The best thing you can do for her is to research leopard geckos online and provide the proper substrate and food. A few days of hiding is not a problem. Let her adjust. Learn what she requires. Check humidity, temperature, and substrate. Get information from http://www.leopardgecko.com/ or
http://www.jmgreptile.com/ Both website have substantive lists and guides for the care and husbandry of your pet. I wish you all the best.  

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Jennifer C Parnell

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I can answer questions about health, diet, behavior, housing requirements, common illnesses, and general husbandry of most reptiles. My answers are not a substitute for veterinary care. If I don't feel confident about answering your question, I can generally point you to someone who can answer it, or advise you to seek veterinary help.

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My father is a licensed veterinarian for 40+ years. He specialties include venomous American snakes, reptiles, rodents, primates, dogs, cats, goats, geese. I grew up assisting him and have always maintained rescued, injured, or unwanted reptiles. I'm familiar with snakes, most common lizards, turtles, terrapins and tortoises. I'm also familiar with Bearded Dragons and currently have several.

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