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Good Kit?

Discussion in 'Leopard Geckos' started by AngelaWolfe, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. AngelaWolfe

    AngelaWolfe New Member

    Hello, I'm new to the website. I've been thinking about getting a leopard gecko as a beginner. But before getting I will have to get a habitat for him/she first. I have no clue what should I be looking for so I looked for a leopard gecko kit, I found one that interest me at petsmart. I know some companies just want to sell their products and not care for a good/safe habitat for the animals so I would like some opinions on this kit. Is it safe? Is everything needed in there? Enough space for the leopard?

    Zoo Med™ Reptihabitat Leopard Gecko Terrarium Kit | reptile Terrariums | PetSmart
  2. Jacob Eddy

    Jacob Eddy Active Member

    You can keep leopard geckos in a 10 gallon, but I highly recommend a 20 gallon long so it gives them more room to move around. Don't put them on loose substrate. And the need a heat mat not a heat lamp because the are nocturnal. Unless you put a infrared lamp in there
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Don't waste your money. Those kits are full of substandard junk.
    Leo's are nocturnal and do not need a uv light. And they should not be kept on sand. The analog thermometers are junk and inaccurate.
  4. AngelaWolfe

    AngelaWolfe New Member

    I'm getting the things I need only (heater, hide, ect.)
    I need help with one thing, what brand of vitamins should I buy? ( already have the calcium)
    The only pet store that is near me is petsmart then petco that is a 4 hour drive, I can buy things in ebay too.
    Can anyone recommend one and send a link?
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    RepCal is a respected brand.
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  6. AngelaWolfe

    AngelaWolfe New Member

    Thanks! I have seen repcal at petsmart, look good. I didn't know it was a pretty good brand.
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I have used the RepCal supplements for many years.
  8. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    I like repashy, as another option of brand for vitamin supplements.
  9. KelleyB

    KelleyB Member

    Be sure to get a thermostat to plug your heat mat into to so that you can control the temperature. I'd also make sure that your supplements include a multivitamin, calcium WITH D3 and calcium WITHOUT D3. I leave a little dish of pure calcium in with my boys, and I when dusting I mostly using +D3, occasionally dusting with pure calcium because too much D3 can be harmful to them (also rotating dusting with multivitamin of course).
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