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Posted by hotback66 on May 13, 2003 at 22:15:58:
In Reply to: dad is anonnoying me posted by gekosrule on May 13, 2003 at 21:30:32:
I am not an expert, however your father is not really wrong. I have found that some leos eat more or less than others. I give mine as much as they will eat each night and then take the extras out in the morning. If they eat all of them, maybe put a few more in. If they dont, offer a few less. Also it is a good idea to leave a small dish of calcium in with your gecko. I personally have never seen my geckos lap it up, but I dont watch them 24 hours a day. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Also make sure that you are coating the crickets with the calcium just to make sure that your gek is getting enough. It is also advisable to add a few more hids. I have a pair of leos in a fairly large enclosure. There are three hides. One over the under the tank heater, one on the cool end, and one hide with moist peat moss inside. The humid hide helps the geckos shed their skin when needed. The best thing you can do is read as much as possible and let your dad read it too. Here is a good care sheet online. Also check out the Leopard Gecko Manual. Well, sorry for the long post, but don't give your dad a hard time
:my dad doesnt think that i know wat i am doing i feed my 5 month old leo and i feed it 18 crickets a week . he thinks that isnt enough and i have a lil bit of raptocal and he thinks that I should be haveing that in a milk cap for my leo to lick up so i would like someone to tell him to get off my back so that he will have trust in me so that i opefully 1 day get another leo and have lil ones.
: i have a 20 gallon tank that has 1 dead limb and 1 hide and alot of leaves and that shiz in there for him i have a calcium deposite to
: so please get dad off back tell me if i am doing allright so that i can print it off and show him that i am right
:i no that my tyeping is long but just let me now asap