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My Leopard Gecko

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  1. Gail_68

    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    Here's Blaze (Super hypo tangerine carrot tail leopard Gecko) She's 8yrs old 10" long and 54g in weight.

    Oh yes and just cost me £20 for nail clipping :wallbanging: only took 3 minutes:cry3:

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    • miraflores

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      Cute!
       
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      • Victoria

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        :) Hi @Gail_68 and welcome to GC. And welcome to Blaze. I have lots of Geckos here, just your everyday ones, outside and inside ... saw a baby about 1cm long in the bathroom recently. Obviously my cats find them of interest but normally only de-tail them before they escape ...and they don't seem so amused with a writhing tail! :cat-kittyandsmiley:
         
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          I kept Leopard Geckos in the '80s, there was only the standard colour then, along with various reptiles and amphibians. They are quieter than my Oriental Fire Bellied Toads which make a noise all year round!:smile:
           
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          • Gail_68

            Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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            @Victoria Thank you for the warm welcome :)...are yours the normal ones as they call them?..your cat might be ok with them but have any of them every lost their tail with frightenedness, I was concerned about Blaze when I took her for her nails to be clipped as she only likes me handling her.
            Last year I lost my boy Bruno (Baby to me) 11yrs old and it did cut me up, as I couldn't move for him:)

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              Hi Gail. Mine are probably one of these ...

              Family: Gekkonidae
              I think they can detach their tails in order to escape. The are very good at playing dead then I can rescue them and put them outside. Lovely critters.

              Here are a couple of old photos (so please excuse quality) ...


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              Oh, best you miss Bruno. xx RIP :doggieshmooze:
               
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                @Victoria, I can see the pic's ok and i'm sure you have some expensive Gecko's on your hands there mate, luv the feet and they look so cute.
                Yes they lose their tails as you say for escape or any think which threatens them...i'll add a link on yours and expense, you've got a good little wild life going there mate:)

                Losing my dog was a shock but never again, he did have a strong presence in the home.
                 
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                • Gail_68

                  Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                  @Victoria, I couldn't find the price list for our lizards which is a USA listing as they're expensive in the US, yours and mine but here's one for the UK.

                  Lizards for sale, buy Lizards online at Exotic Pets UK

                  What temp is your tanks at home, as the amount of arguments i've saw in the past over reptile heat is sick, mines at 80F in the day and 65 at night :)
                   
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                    @Gail_68 ... :heehee: ... mine are free ... both in terms of cost and lifestyle. They are wild as I live in Southern Portugal. :hapfeet:
                     
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                      @Victoria, Oh your well away then mate:thumbsup:...Blaze lives in a tank to house 5 and main lamp went, so my hubby as fitted a reflector light system in through the mess and at the front, I have back lights also, 13w 10.0 UVB light on the left and on the right 13w 5.0 UVA and those alone have cost a bit...the things we do ah:)
                       
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                      • Gail_68

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                        @Victoria, here's a new update on Blazes set up...foot scrapers for her nails :snorky: and a new false plant.:)

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                        • Gail_68

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                          Blaze shedding her skin which is full of calcium and also eating it :snorky:

                           
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                            @Gail_68 that item you have under the piece of log with the hole in the end of it,is it a pumice stone thingy for removing dead skin from your feet? as it looks just like the one I have upstairs in our ensuite:scratch::biggrin:
                             
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                              @Kandy There are 3 pumice stones in there done as a path because I took her to the vets to have her nails clipped £20 for about 2minute job:yikes: and he suggested rough stones help their nails to keep trim, so I put 3 in.:heehee: I've added that new plant plus the water dish and they like standing in the water, at the moment she's pure white for shedding her skin again, so I sprayed the tank tonight with warm water and sprayed her :)
                               
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                                I can’t use that stone I bought,I found it didn’t do any good on my feet so buy the proper foot files from Mr T’s shop which do the trick.Yes it is a rip off at times what is charged by vets for such a simple task :sad:
                                 
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