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    I was wondering if someone *With Experience* could give me a care sheet on beautiful animals. They seem to be very controversial. Some love them and some think their monsters out for blood. Could some one give me the real facts. I am looking into purchasing one *along with about a billion other animals lol* soon and would like to know more about them! Thank you for all who read and reply to this!

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    not got any experience with them Will but heres a care sheet from a popular breeder

    http://leapinleachies.com/articles.htm?article=5
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    Leapin' Leachies is awesome for information and for purchasing Leachies- I have two from steve.

    Some of them do get territorial, but I've never heard anyone make them out to be blood-thirsty monsters. I have two nearly-adult (ready to breed next year) males, and one young female. Out of these three, one of the males is territorial, and will often grunt or snap at you when you put your hand in his tank. So far he has not bit anyone though, and as soon as you take him out of his enclosure he's a puppy dog :3

    The other adult male lets us reach right in and scoop him up. He's a sweetie.
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    I have a trio of Nuu Ami's and a GT type B. I have been bitten by both the Nuu Ami females, but over all all 4 of our leachies are very nice. Our Type B is the sweetest calmest gecko we own, including all our cresteds.
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    aw how cute! Why are they so expensive though?

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    I treat my leachie exactly the same as my cresties, with the exception of misting more heavily.

    Mine is not territorial at all, easy to handle, but is only about 9 months old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillG View Post
    aw how cute! Why are they so expensive though?
    Because they take nearly 3-4 years to mature for breeding, have a small number of clutches a season compared to other Rhacs, and they have more issues finding a compatible mate. Unlike cresties and gargoyles, leachies can be very choosy with their mates and may not always like one another- they can even inflict serious wounds during fighting. They also must be kept in pairs, if you try and breed a male with multiple females the previous female might reject him after been with another female (odd, huh?) And trios usually result in fighting.
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    If you buy them as babies can I get them cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillG View Post
    If you buy them as babies can I get them cheaper?
    Yes, adults are fairly hard to come by and usually cost $700-$1500 depending on locality and gender.

    You could probably find an island hatching for around $300, I'd think.
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    wow. that's still a heavy sum. I might have to rethink that or save up. Thank you for the information though.

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