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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by SidCat, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    Hi, I just registered and wanted to say hi.

    I'm new to reptile keeping and will be getting my first gecko tomorrow. I'm pretty excited!
  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Welcome to the site! What kind of gecko are you getting? Are you buying from a breeder or at a pet store?
    Make sure you have everything set up properly prior to a purchase, you will want your temperatures perfect so there is less stress on him.
  3. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    We're getting an African Fat Tail Gecko. I fell in love with one and have brought most of my family to come meet him. He's on hold while I get everything ready.

    I am getting him at a small local pet store who have been really helpful.

    We have been a cat and clownfish family until now :)
  4. geckograndma

    geckograndma Well-Known Member

    Have fun with your new family member. :)
    They have good caresheets here, I hope you read them, they were very helpful. I think a fat tail is alot like a leopard gecko but they need more humidity.
  5. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

  6. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much!

    I'll post some pictures for sure.
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to HC! Kick back and enjoy the forums!
  8. teach920

    teach920 Subscribed User Premium Member

    Welcome to the forums:)
    Excellent choice for a first Reptile. (also, it is very good to know that you "have him on hold" while you get everything ready.. I wish everyone would do that.)
    Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your new family member once you get him/her and he/she is settled in.
    Again, welcome to the forums:)
  9. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    Here's a picture of my guy while he was exploring his new home. He's found his cave and is in there now.

    Attached Files:

  10. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Congratulations, picture is so small, can't really see him!
    I guess that means lots more pictures! ;)
  11. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    I have no idea why its that small....weird.

    I will use my real camera later on and try to get a good one.

    So far the cats don't seem interested which is good!
  12. andy140365

    andy140365 Member

    hello fellow newbie congratulations did you get your gecko? any pictures
  13. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    I did get him and he's already had his first meal! I just gave him a small one and will give him a bit more later.

    I'll try to get some decent pictures soon. The ones from my phone were too small.
  14. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great to hear that he ate for you! Excellent!:)
  15. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    He's still a bit more nervous with me here at the house than he was at the store. How long do you think he will need to get settled?
  16. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Usually it takes a week to settle in, but he may have had cooler temps at the store and was not acting his normal perky self.

    He will come around, I'm sure!
  17. Sujiisan

    Sujiisan Well-Known Member

    Aw, such a cute gecko! Welcome to the site, I'm Sarah :)
  18. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    He just ate another meal. A bigger one this time. I'm using both a bulb and a heating pad under the tank and I'm having trouble keeping my temperature up. I have a new higher watt bulb that I will try shortly and see if that helps.
  19. SidCat

    SidCat Well-Known Member

    What would be the best place in the tank to measure the temperature?
  20. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    You need to measure it down on the floor, where the gecko will be. A reading on the warm end and then one on the cool end.

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