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    missa6849
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    PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    So the bf and I were in PetSmart today and they had the cutest, what we think are, lavendar leopard geckos. So we had to buy two of them because I couldnt resist!

    We have a question to ask you.
    Is there a spacific(s/p) calcium powder that we need to buy? If so with or without D3?






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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    Honestly, both! Leopard geckos need a bowl of just pure calcium with no D3! Then dust the crickets with the regular calcium, and occasionally with calcium with D3!
    -Kat

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    1.0.0 Ball Python (Maru)
    0.1.0 Common Boa (Nagini)
    0.1.0 Cockatiel (Bella)
    0.1.1 Pacman Frog (Guacamole, Chimichurri)

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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    Ok great thank you.

    Also, one is a little bit larger than the other, is this going to be a big problem that can be solved without separating them? They were sharing hides and they are going separate ways. There have been no nips or signs of aggresion by either so far. And they have been following eachother around.

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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    It's really still best to separate them, especially if they are different sizes! Bullying is rough when it does happen, believe me! I learned from my mistake when we first got our girls. They were fine for months, but then just out of the blue speckle got a serious bite to the leg! Took a lot of sheds to fix that problem. Other than that they had never shown signs of aggression, but they can do some serious damage when they do..

    To successfully house two you'd need a significant amount of space with enough room for there to be 2 areas for basking and for cooling off so that they can be away from each other if they need to. They would have to be separated at feeding time anyway, no matter how friendly they are to each other, drama happens when food is around!

    In my opinion separating them is really for the best!
    -Kat

    The family:
    1.2.0 Leopard geckos (Bubba, Freckle, Speckle)
    1.0.0 Ball Python (Maru)
    0.1.0 Common Boa (Nagini)
    0.1.0 Cockatiel (Bella)
    0.1.1 Pacman Frog (Guacamole, Chimichurri)

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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    The permanent eclosure is 3.5' long, 1.5 ' deep, and 1.5' tall.

    Their color variation cought our eye, so the temp. enclosure has both of them in it because we thought we were going to get one...like I said, couldnt help myself!!!

    And then also, Under Tank Heater is that necessary?

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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    Under Tank Heater is essential. Leopard geckos do not get their heating from above, but from below. If someone uses lightbulbs, they are to bump up the temperature and also add a day/night cycle. At least for these nocturnal guys.

    By the way... we'll be needing pictures!!
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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    That's how I ended up with Heebie and Jeebie my TWO crested's - I couldn't decide between the two.

    The question about adding an Under Tank Heater will depend on the current temps. If the 'basking spot' (right where they lay down) is between 90f - 93. It doesn't matter whether you get that temp from above or below.

    I have successfully (so far - since Sept 09) been able to keep my two girls together - BUT they are in a double decker 55 gallon tank. There are actually two levels with a ramp between the two and two of everything - with a few extra hidey spots.

    AND, there is no guarantee that they will continue to live in harmony, as Purplemuffin pointed out. I keep my eye on them constantly, but I know I could come home one day to a problem, and it would be MY fault.

    I agree with Purplemuffin and don't recommend housing them together - but if you are going to do it, you need lots more space.
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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    We are designing, the bf is constructing, a 50 gal. 2 level habitat with two basking spots. 2 cool areas and multipule hides.

    Do you recommend spliting this into non-conjoining sections?

    Or do you think it will be fine if they can climb up and down and access both levels?

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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    What I did with mine was design it so that I could drop a piece of plywood right down the middle of the tank. I would have to do a little re-arranging to make sure they both had hot spots, but I have it figured out if I need it.

    It's really up to you. Yes, it is much safer to separate them. I made the decision to try to co-habitate. I can only hope (for the gecko's sake) that I made the right one.

    If I ever notice any little sign that they may have issues with each other - I will just separate and not wait for more issues, of course the first sign could be like Purplemuffin and be a bad injury.

    It would be easy to design a two layer and keep them on separate 'apartment' levels. If you are giving them access to both level remember leopard geckos don't climb well - so make sure you have a wide, safe ramp for them to climb on and make sure the top has sides because some times they don't grasp height and fall off things.
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    Re: PetSmart Had the Cutest...

    We have been monitoring them pretty close. They bump into eachother and walk over eachother with no signs of any agression so far. I relize this can change. So Im going to get construting on the perminent home as soon as materials are bought. I plan on making it 2 seperate levels with a couple access routes up and down. Im going to make it all Faux rock with hides and caves and such.

    I had setup the temp enclosure (20 gallon tank) for just one intentionally. But as happens to the best of us we couldnt help but get the two most unique outa the bunch.

    The larger one is maybe only a half inch bigger than the other. But obviously hog's the food. So from here on out we are going to feed them seperatly. As for tonight after seeing the larger one consume 4 crickets. I used my feeder tongs to make sure the little one got some as well. And sure enough when given a chance she ate up 3 without hesitating.

    I know 2 are not supposed to be housed together, But after alot of different researching did understand its possible. We will be sure to watch them close for any signs of problems. And keep our fingers crossed that nothing serious breaks out. Because like i stated they are sharing spaces just fine right now.
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