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    Hi! From what I can see, if I were to hypothesize I'd say your little one is either a blizzard or a murphy's patternless. I'd be more confident that it was a blizzard of some kind. They're very beautiful! You definitely got lucky with a cute little charcoal-looking gecko! If you have any...
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    What is this?

    Hi! I definitely would recommend a varied insect-only diet for leopard geckos. Dubia roaches, grass hoppers, hornworms, and silk worms are great staple foods for leopard geckos. Make sure you are dusting your insects with calcium (WITH D3) every other feeding, and try not to overfeed. Since it...
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    Gecko Newbie

    Hi! Welcome to the hobby! Your sweet girl is gorgeous! Sadly there is a lot of misinformation about the proper care and husbandry of leopard geckos. Make sure you cross reference the information you've found, or consider joining a leopard gecko Facebook group or Discord server! Your enclosure...
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    What is this?

    Hi! So personally I have seen this numerous times. Your gecko does like quite heavy. Pockets of fat or calcium buildup typically form under the arms as a sign of obesity. I don't think it's as serious as a tumor, but if you are worried, a visit to your local exotic vet wouldn't hurt! I...
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    just redid my leo’s enclosure! what do y’all think? :)

    Hi! Wow that is a beautiful enclosure! Perfect places to hide for a sense of security, and great decor for climbing enrichment! Chollo wood is a favorite of mine, I have loaded my own enclosures with it, and it's super attractive! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to DM me! Also...
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    Leopard gecko heating at night?

    Hi! Welcome to the hobby! That's a great question. For me, I have a DHP (deep heat projector) bulb and UVB for each of my enclosures. I keep my home at around 71F at night, and I turn off all my lights. This mimics the lowered temperature leopard geckos would experience in the wild at night...
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    New Breeder! Hello!

    Hi Aliza! Thank you so much! It’s been a long wait for him to be available but I’m very pleased with how he turned out! So excited to see what gorgeous hatchlings he’ll produce. - Rai
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    Enclosure questions

    Hi Aliza! From my experience and conversations with over a dozen leopard gecko experts, solid substrate is not ideal for Leo’s. Solid slate substrate, for example, can cause discomfort and joint issues. Leopard geckos naturally don’t live their whole lives on rock. They have a variety of...
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    Enclosure questions

    Hi! Personally, and after speaking to several gecko experts on the whole substrate debate, it is determined that solid substrates such as tile, and kitchen cabinet liner are actually not good choices at all for leopard geckos. I'm not quite sure how it has become misinformed as good, quality...
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    What do you feed your geckos

    Hi! Welcome to the hobby! Leopard geckos thrive on a variety of insects as feeders, and thankfully, there are so many easily available! From your local pet store to online orders from Amazon or other feeder specific websites, there are many options that can suit your needs and budget. :) I...
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    Young Leopard Gecko attacking at ReptiCarpet

    Hi! Welcome to the hobby! My first concern is definitely the ReptiCarpet. You want to remove that as soon as possible, as their tiny claws and teeth could get caught and get ripped out. Also, ReptiCarpet gets filthy and smelly quite quickly, and can be a breeding ground for bacteria. It's also...
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    Just curious…is my setup ok?

    Hi there! You're definitely on the right track! The first thing I'd recommend is removing the red light immediately. Colored lights are terrible for a leopard gecko's eyes! Your leopard gecko should ideally be in a 30+ gallon enclosure, with a lot of decor cluttered about, as they will get...
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    New gecko owner looking for general information

    Hi! Welcome to the hobby! Be wary of following any husbandry advice from Petsmart, as their information is often outdated and misinformed. All leopard geckos are fed the same no matter what morph they are, so don't worry about that! Feeding your babies a variety of different insects is key to...
  14. Lava Firewater Male - First of my new line

    Lava Firewater Male - First of my new line

    This is a gorgeous male I've reserved from Gecko Element! He is a stunner, the grandchild of "Lava" from the original Lava Firewater line created by Bryan Jett! His parents are Ingenous (Lava Firewater) x Roxi (Atomic Rainwater). I'm super excited to see the incredible babies he helps to produce!
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    New Breeder! Hello!

    Thanks so much! You're very kind. :) Please feel free to give me a follow/like on my breeder page! It's brand new so I'd love any support!