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    Question The Smell of Leopard geckos?

    Ok, So I have 6 Leo's, I am wondering what do you do to help them not stink so bad. I read that they don't stink, But mine do. How can I help this problem?

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    They really shouldn't stink. At all. If their feces smells, clean it more often. If it smells really bad, I'd take a sample to the vet and have them check to see if there's anything wrong with them.
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    never under estimate the power of spot cleaning! my geckos dont stink the tank will tho if i slack on spot cleaning. If you see a turd pick it up, part of being a pet owner i guess! im sure itll help
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    spot clean poo and urates and any dead food need to be removed quickly

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    Agree with robin...also be sure to check that they are not defecating in their humid hides or any hide for that matter. During the season a few of my females poop in their coconut fiber and that needs to be removed asap or it will mold and cause more stench

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    Thanks everyone. I do clean their cage often. The most poo they ever have in it is 2. So maybe i'll look into the poo sample to make sure they are ok.

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    It might just be me but do you feed them crickets? I find that when we recieve leos from others that feed them crickets their fecal deposits just smells different.

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    What substrate are you using? There really no way to clean urine out of sand and reptile carpet only gets so clean when you wash it so both of those can smell after time.
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    Sounds to me like a cleaning thing. The only time I smell anything at all is if I open the door immediately after one of them has wasted. But an hour later, when it is dry, there is no smell at all - plus I clean it up as soon as it dries. On top of spot cleaning, I also remove the tile they go on once a week and clean it with antibacterial soap.

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