GUIDANCE NEEDED juvenile albino leopard gecko

GeckoNewb

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I’m new to owning a gecko and have an Albino Leopard gecko. He is very sensitive to light so I don’t have a basic heat lamp. I have a UTH a black light heat lamp for night time and I just purchased a lightless ceramic heater for the day time. He is in a ten gallon tank. I have two thermometers set up on either side and am curious if all the things I have are over kill or if there are any tips or tricks I can be taught to give him the best life possible. The photo is of when I first brought him home and to show what type of albino he is. Not the greatest picture. His names Piglet btw
 

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Samcman

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Make sure you have a heating pad in there with a thermostat to control the temperature and you should definitely thing about upgrading to a 20 gallon long in the future. I keep my 3 year old Leo in a 40 gallon and I personally feel it’s the best size and allows me to fit a bunch of hides in there.
 

Samcman

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Thermostat: BN-LINK Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing Breeding Incubation Greenhouse, 40-108°F, 8.3A 1000W ETL Listed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I15S6OM/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
Heating pas: Zoomed Reptitherm Undertank Heater 10-20Gal 6X8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUFWCNC/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
Hopeful the links work but if they don’t the zoomed 10-20 gallon heating Matt $17
And the BN-LINK digital thermistor $19
If you are interested too you can check out the channel leopard gecko on YouTube she is super informative and has a bunch of different videos of all the different aspects of Leo care
 

acpart

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I think all the heat lamps and CHE in a 10 gallon tank is going to make the air too hot and dry and dehydrate the gecko. I recommend going with an under tank heater with a thermostat and getting rid of all the other heat sources. A 20 gallon long in the future is a good idea. It''s hard for me to tell from the picture exactly what the gecko is.

Aliza
 

GeckoNewb

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Thermostat: BN-LINK Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing Breeding Incubation Greenhouse, 40-108°F, 8.3A 1000W ETL Listed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I15S6OM/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
Heating pas: Zoomed Reptitherm Undertank Heater 10-20Gal 6X8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUFWCNC/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
Hopeful the links work but if they don’t the zoomed 10-20 gallon heating Matt $17
And the BN-LINK digital thermistor $19
If you are interested too you can check out the channel leopard gecko on YouTube she is super informative and has a bunch of different videos of all the different aspects of Leo care
Thanks greatly appreciated
 

GeckoNewb

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I think all the heat lamps and CHE in a 10 gallon tank is going to make the air too hot and dry and dehydrate the gecko. I recommend going with an under tank heater with a thermostat and getting rid of all the other heat sources. A 20 gallon long in the future is a good idea. It''s hard for me to tell from the picture exactly what the gecko is.

Aliza
Yea I was concerned with that so I’ve made sure to have moss set up and keep the humidity levels between 40-60 percent. But I will go with just an under tank heater. Thanks for the advice. I’ll make sure to post better photos of piglet from now on!
 

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