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  • Getting a Leopard Gecko Need Help!

    So I have owned a crested gecko for about a year now and I am interested in getting a leopard gecko. I have been researching around and reading care sheets but there are a few things that confuse me and some answers would be really appreciated. The thing with reptiles are everyone has different opinions. I am fine with that but please only answer my questions if you know what you are talking about. So here they are:

    1. I will be feeding my leopard gecko strictly crickets. How often should I dust the crickets with a multivitamin if at all? Some care sheets say once a week others say once every second week.

    2. I know I need to dust the crickets with calcium but should I dusk them every feeding? Should I use calcium with or without D3?

    3. I am a little confused about feeding the crickets. Can I always feed them the same thing or should I change it up every week so that my leopard gecko will be digesting a variety of food items? What is the difference between gut loading and just feeding the crickets?

    4. And finally do I need to mist the leopard geckos tank at all like I do with my crested gecko? How often should I mist the moist container that he will be using for shedding?

    If you can answer any or all of these questions it would be greatly appreciated. I don't trust the employees at the pet stores so this is my only way to get answers.
    1.0.0 Crested Gecko

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    Different people do thing in different ways which is why you read different things. Here's what I do (I've been keeping leopard geckos for 13 years and breeding them for 11):
    I use Repashy calcium plus which has calcium, vitamin D3 and vitamins. I dust the feeders every other feeding (I feed the geckos on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday). They don't need huge amounts of D3 since they are nocturnal like cresties.

    I keep the crickets on high quality gut load that I get from pro geckos.com along with water crystals and veggies. Since the crickets always have high quality food I don't worry about gutloading.

    Leopard geckos come from a drier climate than cresties so they don't need misting. They do appreciate a humid hide -- plastic container with hole cut in the side and moist paper towels or Eco earth)

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Aliza

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      Originally posted by acpart View Post
      Different people do thing in different ways which is why you read different things. Here's what I do (I've been keeping leopard geckos for 13 years and breeding them for 11):
      I use Repashy calcium plus which has calcium, vitamin D3 and vitamins. I dust the feeders every other feeding (I feed the geckos on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday). They don't need huge amounts of D3 since they are nocturnal like cresties.

      I keep the crickets on high quality gut load that I get from pro geckos.com along with water crystals and veggies. Since the crickets always have high quality food I don't worry about gutloading.

      Leopard geckos come from a drier climate than cresties so they don't need misting. They do appreciate a humid hide -- plastic container with hole cut in the side and moist paper towels or Eco earth)

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Aliza
      Thanks. How often should I mist the humid hide?
      1.0.0 Crested Gecko

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