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PostSubject: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:17 pm

Well, it appears I have found a new obsession: Gekko's. I have been looking at both skunk gekko's (Gekko Vittatus), and leopard gekko's (Eublepharis macularius). At this point, I'm trying to decide between the two. But the main question is space, as I have been doing research, I see that skunk gekko's prefer taller habitats, versus the leopard gekko which prefers longer habitats. I do have room for either the skunk or the leopard's habitat, but not both. So my question is: can anyone give me some personal experiences with either species?

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PostSubject: Re: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:34 pm

Can i join this post as i want to get a leopard gekko.

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PostSubject: Re: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:38 pm

Go ahead, we can both get some helpful information then.

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PostSubject: Re: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:42 pm

So I decided I'm getting leopard gecko's for the simple reason that I will be rescuing some from the biology lab at my school. I can't begin to describe how horrific their cage is, so I will be trying to nurse them back to health. And Chris, if you need help, I can offer the little info I can.

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PostSubject: Re: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:45 pm

Ok thanks, what knowledge do you have of leopards that you could share?

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PostSubject: Re: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:50 pm

I have been doing ALOT of research lately, but based on what I know, I can tell you that you will need about 10 gallons per gekko. You can use chips, sand, newspaper, paper towels, and slate as a substrate, but be aware that chips and sand can cause impaction, which is even more prominent of a danger in younger gekko's. And then They need a hot side, and a cool side, so a heating lamp or a under heater will be good. They need to be fed once every day to every other day or sometimes every 3 days I have heard. It's also a good idea to dust the crickets and mealworms with calcium. They need freshwater every day, and need a "humid hide," which basically is a cave with a higher humidity than the surrounding area, and this can be a tubberware container with a hole in it for them to get into, and it has a moist substance on the bottom. And there should be a hiding spot for every gekko.

That's about it off the top of my head. And if anyone with more experience than me wants to correct something, go right ahead.

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PostSubject: Re: Skunk vs. Leopard Gekko   Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:47 pm

Sounds good, thanks blue

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