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    Question Leopard gecko or Gargoyle Gecko

    Hello, I am here asking your opinion. So I have a 24"x18"x20" Exo terra tank and I want to know what would be better to get a leopard gecko or a gargoyle gecko. I have done a lot of research on both and to be honest I like them equally but the gecko would be my FIRST gecko. Ideally, I would like to hold them a decent amount so I want to know what would be better for handling, I already have a heating pad(7v) and it is right next to my window on my dresser.
    I care if I have to feed it live food or not but I was wondering what would be better to have.Also which has the better temper, handleability, also what would be more entertaining during the day( I'm aware both are nocturnal).

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    I think a gargoyle gecko would be cool. I think they are cooler and they are about the same in care but the gargoyle are a little more uncommon. This is my opinion but others may have different opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe09 View Post
    I think a gargoyle gecko would be cool. I think they are cooler and they are about the same in care but the gargoyle are a little more uncommon. This is my opinion but others may have different opinions.
    Yes! I've actually been looking for a gargoyle with no luck so far, and am a little jealous of those that have been able to find them locally. We're probably going to end up with a crested instead since I don't really want to buy online ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeydog7 View Post
    Yes! I've actually been looking for a gargoyle with no luck so far, and am a little jealous of those that have been able to find them locally. We're probably going to end up with a crested instead since I don't really want to buy online ....
    Not to make you mad but I found a garglet in the area we are moving for 20 dollars. Really wished I had moved and gotten though.

    Check reptile expos or Craigslist to find garglets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe09 View Post
    Not to make you mad but I found a garglet in the area we are moving for 20 dollars. Really wished I had moved and gotten though.

    Check reptile expos or Craigslist to find garglets
    I'm not mad at all And, actually I called a place today about an hour from me that said they have 3 gargs, one is about a year and 6 inches and the other two were born late last year that are about 4 inches. I'm super excited to FINALLY find someone that has them! The problem is that the only day I can really drive over there this week is Thursday, but the exo terra I ordered isn't supposed to be arriving until Friday..... so I have to figure out some temporary housing....

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    I personally would get a garg. But that's my personal opinion. Their care is quite different. Gards don't require any added heat (no heating pad!). Is the tank tall? If so, go with the garg. Leo's need long, rather then tall, tanks. Please do more research though. The best advice I can give you is visit places that have Garda and Leo's and handle them and see which you like better.

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    I don't have any experience with gargs, but I have a Leo and she's a great pet! They're actually crepuscular (active during dawn and dusk),not nocturnal. A garg might be better for you, though, since Leos must have live food

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    I would get a leopard gecko in my opinion. I, personally, have always wanted one (ha ha ha) and I hear that they are great pets and most love to be handled. Some are even good pets for kids as they are very docile. Just be sure to get your pet from a responsible breeder (or pet store) and that when by the windowsill the tank doesn't heat up. No direct sunlight. I am sure you probably already know this though.
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    I don't think you'll drive us nuts. We all get excited as you when we get a new pet.
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    I'm sorry!! I meant they both have about the same difficulty. They are both great pets but I know that they have different requirements. Sorry for the confusion but they are great beginner pets. Now that I think about it I would recommend the leopard to be handed more.
    Good Luck!!
    Again sorry for the my mis-information

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