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Here are the photos you asked for Daisy! Just a couple

This is my rack which has 5 of my Geckos living in it right now, this is an older photo when I first got it.


These are two examples of the tub set ups. They are small and should really only be used for hatchlings and juvies.



Here is Gaia's tank.


And one of my AFT, Latte's, tank.





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Thank you! Is that a hide, a humid hide (how do you do yours?), a water bowl, calcium powder? bowl and a bowl for your grubs? I need to know as much as I can before getting one otherwise I simply won't!
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Usually it's a warm hide, cool side hide, humid hide, water dish, calcium dish, and a food dish (optional). Then the heat pad underneath.
The humid hides I just use tupperware containers from the dollar store, cut a hole in them, then put spaghnum moss in them that you keep slightly damp at all times. Not too damp that it gets moldy but damp enough that it stays wet but if you squeeze it it doesn't drip water.



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Very nice, Kayla! Thank you for sharing these.




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Thank you hopefully I will be this December though. That or it will be a hognose. DECISIONS! I just need to learn as much as I can. What do yours eat? I imagine variety is key but can mealworms be fed a lot or not? I know waxworms are a no no, just a treat. Very fatty (hence why my turtles and beardies love them)


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No problem!
I feed my Geckos mostly Kingworms (giant Mealworms), except for the AFTs they are picky and 2 at least 2 of them will only eat Crickets.
They can eat Crickets, Mealworms, Kingworms, Superworms, Butterworms, Phoenix Worms, Hornworms, Silkworms, Waxworms (although only as a treat as you said).
Supplementation is actually key! Get a REALLY good supplement and you Geckos will be healthy even if you don't give them huge variety.
I use Repashy Calcium Plus, not sure if you have that in the UK. It is a full calcium and vitamin supplement that you dust the insects with every feeding so that they get all of the correct nutrients.

Wanted to add that it's a general consensus that the soft-bodied insects are a lot healthier because they don't have the hard shell which can be difficult for some Geckos to digest. (so Silkworms, Hornworms, Phoenix Worms, Butterworms, Waxworms are soft bodied).
And a good rule is to never feed a Gecko a worm that is wider than in between the Gecko's eyes.



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Thank you for all of the info Kayla I really appreciate it! We have Nutrobal here. Here's the write up on it ~

"A vitamin/mineral supplement specifically formulated as a high calcium "balancer " for insectivorous reptiles and birds, to assist in correcting the inadequate levels of calcium present in live insectivorous foods such as crickets and mealworms.

The Calcium:Phosphorus ratio is very important in ensuring healthy bone growth, and reproductive function and this potent supplement with a Ca:P ratio of 46:1 is extremely valuable in correcting deficient diets.

It is particularly important for those species fed primarily on insects such as mealworms or locusts, used as a dusting powder. Some species fed mainly lean meat also benefit, as will growing chelonia which need calcium for their shells and the larger lizards and crocodilia for their normal bone development. Large lizards and chelonia also benefit from ACE-High."

And here's how much stuff is in a gram ~

"200mg calcium & 150IU vitamin D3, plus vitamins A C E K B1 B2 B6 B12 folic, nicotinic & pantothenic acids, biotin choline niacin and minerals P Na Fe Co I Mn Zn Se Cu."

Is that the same sorta stuff?
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Looks like it! Maybe find a good Reptile forum that is more UK based and ask on there, they should know better. :P



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Noooo! People on OTHER forums are scary -hides- I asked ONE question on a falconry forum once and I might as well have been taken out back and shot from the way they spoke to me
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LOL omg.
Ok then, go on Gecko Forum and see if anyone there can answer your question! They are usually nice.



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I'm actually a member on there I'm just too scared to post. How sad is that?
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