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Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby Crum » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:38 am

You can share any info or pictures of or about geckos here.
We also talk about any type of lizards..
And Newts and salamanders ;)
If you have any questions about care you can ask them here :)
What kind of gecko do you have?

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Need help or advice from someone about a certain type of lizard? You can PM these members about them. They have speical experience and can help you with your problem. ;) Just look for the type of lizard you need.
Leopard Geckos:Crum, Nynecho
Snakes:Ivalynfyre, Raviolli
Geckos:Ivalynfyre, Crum, GrumpyCinnamonster
Exotic Lizards:Raviolli, GrumpyCinnamonster
Bearded Dragons:GrumpyCinnamonster, Havana._12
Turtles:GrumpyCinnamonster
Iguanas:GrumpyCinnamonster
If you want to help, please post about it here. (find the post, its in the thread somewhere.. i repost it sometimes)

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I have a young Leopard/Banded Gecko. His name is Dustin.
Here is a really bad picture of him xP
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7533/imageyne.jpg


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I would suggest a leopard gecko to anyone who is thinking of getting a new reptile. They make great pets and dont smell or bite. (or make noise)

Here is a little FAQ about leopard geckos, if you are new to them or are thinking about getting one.

Are they easy to care for?
Yes! they are not much work.

What do they eat?
Crickets or mealworms. I would suggest mealworms because they dont make noise and they dont smell.

How often do I feed them?
I feed mine once in the morning and once at night. I give him 6 a day, but I would suggest more for an adult.

What do they need in their cage?
I would suggest a 10-20 gallon tank with a lid. You can use a wide variety of materials for bedding. I wouldnt suggest sand because they can eat it and get sick. I use a reptile mat. Its just a piece of carpet that you can rinse out when its dirty. You will need a heating pad (you can also get a red heating lamp too if you want). They need a little hut to hide in. A food and water dish too. It should be kept in an area that is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit all the time (21 Celsius)

How do you clean their cage?
Geckos tend to do their 'business' in one side of the cage. Once you can tell where they go, you can just put paper towels there and clean those up whenever. Change its water every day or so and spray its tank with warmish water. If you use reptile carpet, just rinse it out. (it dries quick)

What if my gecko is shedding?
If your gecko turns white, dont worry, its not dying!! It is about to shed. If it starts to shed its skin, just leave it alone for about a day and keep its tank moist. If after a day or so there is still some stuck to its feet or head, you can help it my placing it in a warm wet container and then help it a bit. If it is still having problems you can post here ;)

How do I hold it?
Gently stroke its back so it gets used to you. Dont go in too fast or you will scare it!! Then carefully slide you hand under it and pick it up.

POSTING ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS: Talking about reptiles and amphibians (newt/salamander) is 100% okay! If you just got a kitty or puppy, maybe a bird, its fine to announce it, but dont get super off topic. If your dog ate your lizard, that is still on topic, just dont start talking about your dog eating a fish or potato chips.

If you would like to add anything just tell me :)
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby bearcups » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:44 am

I have a female leopard gecko called King, and a male Ocelot gecko called Stubbie. :3
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    you taught me to smile, be brave
    you were my teacher, my lover, my life
    but one day, you shot me down
    and i never got back up

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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby milokaross » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:47 am

I have a young leopard gecko named Gollum. Not sure if it is a girl or boy (like I said, its young) and it has a stripe running down its back. (normal coloration)
This is a work in progress. And by that I mean I am putting it off.
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby Crum » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:01 am

Cool :)

Yea I am not totally sure if mine is a boy.. but I will just say he is xD
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby Ash! » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:05 am

I've held Crums gecko. He is cute and tamed.
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby Crum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:43 pm

Ya he is nice :3
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby 1050allison » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:52 pm

i have a leopard gecko named moe! its a girl but i thot it was a boy for a year so i named it moe
heres a pic of her:)
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby Crum » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:30 am

Aww its cute! :)
Is it white or is it just the lighting?
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby insult+injury » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:04 am

I am getting a female leopard gecko soon! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Geckos!!! Leopard, Banded, Tokay, Panther.... any kind!

Postby Astrasphere » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:05 am

I got my Male leopard Gecko names Saffron about 6montsh ago! Love him <3
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