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Bert and Beetlegeuse wrote at 2014-03-16 23:24:10
I NEVER use sand and I do NOT recommend it. It can be deadly. Forest floor bedding is loose and there is still a slight chance that your gecko will eat it but it is not as harmful. It is wood chip made from cypress trees. I also recommend using reptile carpet or paper towels. I have a 6 year old bell albino. And a Jungle morph baby. Use small crickets for babies and large crickets for adults. Also have a hide on the cool side and a hide on the warm side of the tank. Or like me, use one large hide that is on both sides. Also, leopard geckos should be handled almost every day. So work with your gecko to tame him. Otherwise he will be miserable if he stays in the tank all the time. Always have fresh, clean water in the tank. Clean the poop every day so that the crickets don't eat it. If the crickets eat it and your gecko eats the crickets he will most likely get Stomotitis (mouth rot.) Once your leopard gecko is tamed you should check him for mouth rot which is easy. CAREFULLY OPEN his mouth by sliding your finger along the side of his mouth. If his mouth has black patches in it then take him to a vet immediately. Mouth rot is VERY DEADLY.


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I am well versed in all aspects of the care and keeping of green iguanas, leopard geckos and bearded dragons. This includes all husbandry issues pertaining to the above species. I am not a vet so I cannot answer medical questions. I research other reptiles and am able to give general information on other species of lizards. I prefer not to answer snake questions as that I have not researched them enough.

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I own 3 green iguanas, two of which are rescues. I own two leopard geckos, both rescues. I've had my reptiles for 11 years. I spend many hours researching the care of my reptiles to keep up to date on all information pertaining to keeping reptiles that I have. I own a yahoo group dedicated to raising healthy iguanas.

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Scales and Tails Exotic Pet Rescue (one of the founding members)

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One of the Co Authors of the Book "The Iguana Dens Care and Keeping of Giant Green Iguanas"

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I was a Vet Tech for 6 years. Research, experience and learning from the experience of others that have raised reptiles for many years.

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