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Posted by leprachaun13 on January 13, 2003 at 17:03:31:
In Reply to: Re: Wanting to get a Rhac. Leachianus PLEASE HELP! posted by Clipso on January 13, 2003 at 14:40:45:
Although I do support Mike's idea about getting into Rhacs with an easier species, namely cresteds or gargoyles, I also understand that I'd be a hypocrite if I gave you only that opinion. I had been looking at all the Rhacs for a while before I bought any, but eventually bought a Gargoyle and a Leachie at about the same time.
All of the Rhacs care is almost identical, so you could actually use the same temps, and humidity %'s, but if you still fee uncomfortable here's some more info.
It's great that you are getting your parents into the hobby with you, as I did the same with my own Dad, while my Mom is the more stereotypical "admire from afar" type of person, although she does have a growing interest. A custom enclosure is the way to go, as they are usually a little more asthetically pleasing, and better fit these large, arboreal geckos.
Finally, as for care, this might be the single best informational source available. If you go through the hundreds of posts here you are bound to find dozens upon dozens of posts about the care of Leachies. I understand that that is probably the slowest form of information, so here are some other keepers and breeders, including their websites, if applicable:
Bobby Pruett = www.rhacodactylus.net
Philippe de Vosjoli = www.giantgeckos.com
Obeligz = Usually posts here and his picture website is http://home.c2i.net/obeligz/
Make sure to check out the Leachianus mailing list from yahoo.com. Go into yahoo groups, sign up for a yahoo id and then sign up for the Leachianus group. There's absolutely tons of info there.
There are countless others that I've learned my husbandry practices from too. Hopefully some others will give you some insight, as there are a lot of well known and respected Leachianus breeders lurking around here. If you want to, feel free to send me an email through my highlighted name at the top.