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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-21
I have a 55 gallon aquarium and I am trying to choose what kind of lizard to put in it. I do not want anything that requires a water only aquarium mainly because they are a real pain to clean and maintain. Some speices I had in mind were large geckos, bearded dragons, or maybe a small speices of monitor lizard. Does anybody have any good ideas that are less than 60 dollars?

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  • Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-21
    By the no water I meant like no full water or half water setups but I am fine with a big water dish.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-21
    You can usually get a young Savanha for around that depending on area. Check classified listings too. Many people re-home reptiles.
  • Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-22
    Thanks.
  • Robert - 2012-05-28
    You could probably get a madagascar day gecko (aka geico gecko).
  • Brooke - 2012-06-26
    I would put in some green anole lizards. They are easy to maintain and are very cheap. I have a 10 gallon tank with 2 anoles and they are fine. Also, only put 1 male in a tank or just have girls because the males will fight. Ask pet associate for more details.
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vanessa - 2010-05-04
Hello! I have a leopard gecko since 1 month and It's eating well, I give him crickets and worms with vitamins, but this last days I see him turning kind of white, It's not color brightening anymore, kind of mate and I'm very concerned because I don't know much about disorders of these reptiles, can anyone help me find out what is going on please?

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  • Sarah - 2010-08-08
    This is normal, it's just the way geckos look before they shed their skin which they do regularly as they grow, his colour should be back to normal after he has shed. Just make sure you provide him with a humid hide to make shedding easier.
  • Brenda Cain - 2011-09-01
    Most likely he is ready to shed and when the old skin is gone he will be very bright again. I have two blizzard geckos and they are the sweetest little guys ever.They get really pale when they shed but not for long.Good luck
  • micky - 2011-09-23
    It sounds like its shedding. It's normal dontworrie about it.
  • ds - 2011-10-30
    It's shedding its skin ...
  • Brooke - 2012-06-27
    Your Leo might just be shedding. Somtimes it takes a few days.
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Sumit - 2012-11-28
Too cute! I'm not AT ALL a fan of snakes or other crepy-crawly critters, but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for geckos. Why, I have no idea especially after a college friend's pet gecko peed all over me several years back. I hear it's a defense mechanism, so there's your fair warning!

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Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-11-17
I have a leopard gecko which i have had for about 2 months now and she does something really weird, she only goes to the bath room on the lower right corner of her 40 gallon breeder. She is the only gecko in the tank is this a usaul behavoir?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-17
    Perfectly normal.  Many animals have favorite areas for that.
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June - 2012-07-10
My daughter has a leopard gecko and I think it layed an egg today. It is the only lizard in cage. Is this possible?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-10
    Yes, it is certainly possible and not all that unusual.  You have a female (obviously) and they will normally lay one or two eggs.  The eggs (without a male) will not be fertile - just let her have them for a couple of weeks.  If you think chickens, it will seem a little more normal.  Females can have eggs without a male being around.
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Ashley - 2011-11-02
The gecko is probably is sheding cause my is white to my gecko already shed once but not too long ago, So mine is sheding two times already but isn't that normal. So make sure your gecko got a hiding place for it to shed so it will be alot easier for the gecko. I got my gecko since last couple weeks ago an it started to shed once for about 2 weeks when got it but now I think it going to be shedded again soon. Like leopard geckos are uasally for beginners so you can get use to them. And don't put a male and a male together cause they will sometimes fight each other til they killed one or the other but for right now I only got one gecko so I can get use to this one before I get a another. But some people told leopard geckos are reallly hard to take care of them, Yeah you also need a 10 gallon tank to put the leopard gecko in so it will have enough room to chase the crickets around or the mealworms. I never gotten mealworms before cause I hate picking up the mealworm but I really like picking up the crickets. GOOD LUCK

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  • Brooke - 2012-06-27
    I just saying that you could use tweesers to pick up the mealworms.
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Robert - 2012-05-28
The people who gave us their leopard gecko said it's albino, but it doesn't have red eyes. So is it truly albino?

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Robert - 2012-05-28
Hi, I just got a leapard gecko and he acts scared when I hand feed him his mealworm and then it's gone the next morning. Is this something to worry about?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-28
    As long as the meal worm is gone - and not the gecko - you are doing fine.
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john - 2012-03-12
Hi, i really want one of these as a pet but not only do I want to take care of it, I want it to be happy and healthy with some friends(and maybe a husband or wife). The problem is, 1, I don't know the right tank size for a couple of them, 2, I would like to take them for a walk with one of those reptile leashes so he/she can be fit, 3, Are there other reptiles it could live with so the tank can have a variety of anikals and patterns will allowing them to get along, 4, I would like to breed them but don't want to have the problem I have my guppies which is constant breedings with many offspring, 5, can I keep them with plants and maybe in a semi-tropical enviorment(all the heat and humidity of a desert but the layout of a forest)?

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justinT - 2011-02-27
Hi, I just recently bought two leopard geckos, I have everything set-up I was wondering can they be housed with other animals or should they be separated and just get a few more females?

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  • Joey - 2011-06-21
    You should separate male geckos from each other, otherwise they will fight to their deaths. You can share as many female geckos to one male as long as the space is big enough.
  • dc - 2011-08-01
    What size tank do you have?
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