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Old 03-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #11 
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Yes... Babies must not be on sand.
Yeah but once they are grown sand is usually fine (and looks better). Don't use calcium sand though, because that encourages them to ingest it and I heard it can clump in their system which is all bad...
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Yea. It's called impaction and I'm currently caring for a teachers Leo who has it (but not from sand- he's on paper.).
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Do you know how your teacher's leo got impacted?
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It was probably from the kingworms she feeds to him. It is rare, but can happen. I feed mine crickets. It is not too serious but he doesn't eat. So warm baths, tummy massages for now but we might give him oil later.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:33 PM   #15 
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My mom surpised me and actually bought me a baby leopard gecko at petsmart!
He's in a 10 gallon tank with repti carpet, 1 cave, 1 food + 1 water dish
He has a 50 watt bulb in his lamp and he has 4 mealworms in his bowl coated with calcium dust
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Good! He should have a moist hide along with his dry hide and they should be on different sides of the tank. I use this- https://www.google.ca/search?q=exo+t...lcME6DrgF6M%3A filled with moist moss. It will keep them healthy and help them shed.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #17 
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We are gonna pick up some moss soon.
Question, how long should it take for the bulb to heat his tank? Im worried he's getting cold so I put on my room space heater
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I don't know. A room heater might make him to hot. I would recommend a under tank heat pad, but to each their own.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #19 
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Under tank heater and a lamp is your best bet.
If the power goes out you MUST move your babies somewhere with heat. I had a good friend (or two) on call that were always willing to take the tank if the power went out. I'd visit daily to feed and socialize until the power was back on. You need to have a thermometer in the tank so that you can regulate the temperature. 50W is usually sufficient with the addition of an under tank heater, but getting a lamp that's too intense isn't good for your baby.

And I usually stick with paper towels or carpet as a substrate (esp. for babies). It's easier and safer!
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The combo of a lamp/pad could get really hot.
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