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    So if the gargoyles are more "hand-lumps" and spend more time on the bottom of the tank, and smash plants, etc., are they still better off in a tank that is higher than wide? Is it better to provide them with more climbing & hiding wood and just a few plants, or do they still like to hide up high and in leaves? Does anyone have any pics of their gargoyle tanks?
    Eileen
    TAD "Tiny Ancient Dinosaur" (Crestie), Hidey (Garg), O.G. "Office Gecko" (Bauer's Chameleon gecko), TBD "Tiny Badass Dragon" (Western Bearded Anole), 3.1.0
    Rody Jane (cattledog/stinkwad mix), Dixie Moonpie (rattledog) George P-Dog (lab/Great Pyr) 1.2.0, Ringer (barn cat) 1.0.0

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    Hi my 7 Adult gargoyles all spend a lot of time climbing & sleeping on objects ie wood, shelves they don't come to the ground a great deal. They feed on the floor mainly because the make too much mess tipping over or out their food dishes (milk lids) & I don't have the time so clear up the mess from this everyday for 6 tanks. They also like climbing on plastic vines, swinging from the mesh lids of my exo terras & seem to like sitting on coconut hides. On the whole they like to stay in higher places in their tanks chilling on branches.
    Ace Gargoyles
    Gargoyle geckos. 2.4.0
    Chahoua. 1.1.0

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    • #3
      Hi here are a couple of my geckos who indeed love to climb.
      One seems to stick to glass very well! Red one.
      Not saying my tank are the best around at all but my geckos seem to do ok & they make use of all the available obstacles.
      Sorry about quality of photos, done for quickness.

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      • #4
        Sorry last picture sneaked in by mistake!
        Ace Gargoyles
        Gargoyle geckos. 2.4.0
        Chahoua. 1.1.0

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        • #5
          He (or she) is gorgeous! Thanks for the response - helpful to me!
          Eileen
          TAD "Tiny Ancient Dinosaur" (Crestie), Hidey (Garg), O.G. "Office Gecko" (Bauer's Chameleon gecko), TBD "Tiny Badass Dragon" (Western Bearded Anole), 3.1.0
          Rody Jane (cattledog/stinkwad mix), Dixie Moonpie (rattledog) George P-Dog (lab/Great Pyr) 1.2.0, Ringer (barn cat) 1.0.0

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          • #6
            My gargs really appreciate large pieces of cork bark to climb on which is easier for them than the side of the tank or vines (though they do that too).

            Aliza

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            • #7
              I have a nice big piece of Mopani wood. I'll be saving up for an 18x18x24 tank, and will be looking for some cork bark too. Thanks!
              Eileen
              TAD "Tiny Ancient Dinosaur" (Crestie), Hidey (Garg), O.G. "Office Gecko" (Bauer's Chameleon gecko), TBD "Tiny Badass Dragon" (Western Bearded Anole), 3.1.0
              Rody Jane (cattledog/stinkwad mix), Dixie Moonpie (rattledog) George P-Dog (lab/Great Pyr) 1.2.0, Ringer (barn cat) 1.0.0

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              • #8
                I use lots of wide pieces of wood, wrap vines around each other to double up, and large pieces of corkbark. I do also use plants for cover for adults...they don't climb on them but like hiding under them. The babies will climb in the plants, but at a certain size they seem to prefer being out and on more sturdy climbing spaces. Although I have one or two that spend time on the ground, ALL climb frequently. The only time they would not is if they are uncomfortable on what is provided (IE if it's too flimsy.

                So yes, they should absolutely still have an arboreal set up.

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                • #9
                  Mine stays on the ground of her tank and only likes to climb on me despite putting thick branches and cork leaning against the sides to make a ledge for sitting in the heat of the lamps. The temps aren't even in the 80's most of the time according to my gun so I pretty much chalked it up to her previous owner and his set up. She's 2-3 years old and I had to undo a lot of things like introducing wet diet and bugs and getting her hydrated. She's still not at the right weight.

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                  Leopard Geckos(2), Gargoyle Gecko, Fire Skink, Trachylepis quinquetaeniata, Green Ameiva, 'Cajun' Speckled Kingsnake

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