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Gecko Holiday Food

Discussion in 'Geckos - Other' started by 0123456789, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    :confused:my parents have said i can get a leopard gecko: as long as it can survive whilst we go on a one week holiday, and i dont think they want one of my mates looking after it, or to pay for a sitter, what should i do?:confused:
     
  2. Uamenti09

    Uamenti09 Elite Member

    Why don't you wait until you're back?..
     
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    I agree, and welcome to HC.
     
  4. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    cause i will go on holiday again and i need a solution for next year or the year after
     
  5. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    i have just been thinking, geckos can hibernate. would it be possible for me to make my gecko hibernate even if i went in summer?
     
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    If you can`t make arrangements for someone to take care of the animal while you`re away, I would say don`t get it! It`s your responsibilty to take care of him/her for as long as he/she is in your care.
     
  7. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    i understand that but what about the hibernation idea
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Leopard Geckos do not hibernate and even animals that do cannot be made to do so at your convenience.
    If you are in a situation where an animal is not able to be cared for, you should not get the animal.
     
  9. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    i reckon i could persuade my parents to let a mate do it as there is not a lot to do for a few day, or to get a sitter, dont some pet shops do that for you?
     
  10. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    cant you leave like a pot of mealworms so that the gecko to feed itself on?
     
  11. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

    i know port credit pet center does reptile boarding but not aware of any others.
     
  12. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

    oh yea i am forgetting most users are from the US ...oops
     
  13. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    i however am not :D

    but this does not help me

    can i leave a pot of mealworms for the gecko to eat on its own?
     
  14. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Are you in the U.K? If so, there are many petshops that will look after reptiles for you, so long as you go to a reputable one, I don`t think they would charge that much.
     
  15. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    thanks some actual decent advice at last :D

    if it does not cost too much and i can find somewhere local to do it my parents might go for it, or i might be able to convince them to let a mate do it if i try
     
  16. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

    i think the moral of the story here is if you do not have someone to take care of the reptile while you are gone, you should not purchase one

    simple as that
     
  17. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    i dont have one yet and i will get someone to look after it - IF i get one
     
  18. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Everyone is trying to give you the best advice, but the best advice for the animal! He/she is dependent on YOU to take care of them for their whole life, and I think these geckos can live for 15years or so, can you do that for certain?
     
  19. 0123456789

    0123456789 Well-Known Member

    yes, i just need to find a shop in bedfordshire that will look after it for a reasonable price
     
  20. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Some petshops will pet sit as well as some vets, but it will cost you. And make sure that they know about reptiles.
    If you have a friend that you can trust to take proper care you could just take tank and all over to their house.
     

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