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we just got Toby today my son named him i am not sure how old he is i would have had him in my hand when i took the pics but i could not hold him and work the camera too lol. Toby is a leopard Gecko i am not sure what coloration normal or something else i just loved his colors and the tank is a 20 gal long which i was told would be big enough when he is grown








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He's super cute and your tank looks great! Do you have a dish of pure calcium in his cage? You should because growing Geckos especially need it to have healthy bones! (they can develop metabolic bone disease which makes their bones bend weird if they don't get enough calcium and vitamin D3).
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i don't have it in there the pet store told me to put it on his food he ate one cricket just a min ago my son thought it was cool lol. do you know what color mutation he is by chance

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Yes, you do need to dust his feeders with calcium with vitamin D3 in it but you also need to have a dish of pure calcium (no D3) in his tank at all times so that he can take some if he needs it. He won't get enough calcium if you just dust his food with it.
I'm not 100% sure what morph he is but he looks to be a normal to me right now.



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Oh, and having those dial thermometers up near the lid is pretty much useless because it's the floor temperature that's important, the air temp doesn't matter as much.



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i will order some regular cal the one i have has the d3 in it i moved them which was not easy lol

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Make sure it's calcium with NO phosphorous.



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does he need any other vitamins? i have seen a multi powder

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Yes, no phosphorus in any of the supplements.
He'll need a multivitamin as well that does NOT have D3 in it. You will dust his food with the Multivitamin maybe twice a week and not at the same time as the Calcium with D3.
One issue reptiles have that need vitamin D3 is they can overdose on it easily which is why you don't want it to be in the multivitamin you give them.



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Congratulations! How cute his set up looks great

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Aw... Toby is a very cute gecko!
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Really cool, love the set up it looks really nice
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Really cool, love the set up it looks really nice
i will most likely adding a few things to it that i am waiting on

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right now he is staying hide except when food comes in front of him lol i got him the other day and they had them on sell for 20 USDA which was great i believe he is a normal but i think he is pretty the tank is a 20 gal i figured why get small then have to up grade when he is bigger so i just got what he needed now lol

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i have found out that toby is a high yellow leopard gecko if you go to this site and roll down to high yellow this breeders says a way to tell a high yellow from a normal is a baby will have no leg marks toby doesn't so he is a high yellow




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remodeled my tank for Toby

i decided to redo my tank because i was told that the outdoor carpet i had could hold moister so here it is what do you think?






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Looks great!

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Looks great!
thank you the biggest question is will he be able to walk on it now i am having people say he may not be able to walk on it. i will watch him tonight and see how he does

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