Power Outage Gecko Care

In light of hurricane ravaged East Coast, we thought we would give some tips on power outage gecko care.  Power outages are common for those having to deal with bad weather.   It is easier to take care of your gecko pet during power outages than you think.  Your leopard gecko requires warmth to function normally and to digest food.  There are heat packs you can purchase that will keep your leopard gecko warm for 2-3 days straight.

Power Outage Gecko Care – UniHeat Shipping Warmer

UniHeat Shipping Warmer is the same heat packs we use when shipping our leopard geckos.  They come in 40-hour and 72-hour versions.  Since we do FedEx Priority Overnight shipping, we mostly use the 40-hour heat packs.  But if you anticipate to be out of power for more than a day or two, you should get the 72-hour version. Continue reading “Power Outage Gecko Care”

My leopard gecko won’t eat – feeding problems – behavior change

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One of the most commonly asked questions is “what do I do, my leopard gecko won’t eat”.  Your geckos have stopped feeding on a regular schedule, you are now wondering if there’s something wrong.  The very first thing you should check is your husbandry.  If you have not read our leopard gecko care guide, you should take a look.  It contains detailed valuable information on proper husbandry.

Leopard geckos require proper belly heating in order to digest food

If you do not provide proper belly heat, they can’t digest food properly, and could stop eating as a result.  The ideal belly heat is between 88 – 93 degrees Fahrenheit.  Gecko owners often make the mistake of measuring the air temperature because they purchased a leopard gecko “kit” from the pet store, as they usually come with a stick on thermometer.  It’s important you measure the floor temperature where your gecko will be laying on to get the proper temperature reading for belly heat.  You can easily and quickly measure your tank’s floor temperature by using a temperature gun like Etekcity’s Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer.  Just point and click.  Or if you prefer constant reading, a digital thermometer with a probe.

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How to supplement gecko diet and dust feeder insects – Leopard gecko vitamin supplements

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This is a commonly asked question among leopard gecko hobbyists.  People often ask, “should I get calcium with D3 or without?”  Or, “what leopard gecko vitamin supplements should I buy?”  Also, “how to dust insects with multivitamin powder?”  Before we start, understand that there’s not just one right way to supplement.  However, we will go over the most common methods that should work for all general gecko hobbyists and breeders.

To D3 or not to D3?  The answer is simple.  Yes, for leopard geckos living in captivity, you need to supplement with vitamin D3 unless you utilize UVB.  UVB is a whole other discussion entirely so let’s just assume you don’t use UVB like most leopard gecko hobbyists.  But to quickly go over UVB, in order to use UVB properly, you need to have a large enough terrarium (20-40 gallons minimum).  The tank must have lots of shades and hides to allow your gecko to hide away from light. Continue reading “How to supplement gecko diet and dust feeder insects – Leopard gecko vitamin supplements”

Leopard Gecko Breeding Season 2018

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The 2018 leopard gecko breeding season is upon us.  Every year adult female leopard geckos will start to ovulate around January through June/July.  If you have an adult leopard gecko, you should start to notice some behavior and feeding changes soon.

Both male and female leopard geckos could refuse food off and on throughout the breeding season, as we outlined in “My Leopard Gecko Won’t Eat” article.  Some leopard geckos will fast through the whole season.  You should not be alarmed.  This is all part of the normal leopard gecko breeding season cycles. Continue reading “Leopard Gecko Breeding Season 2018”

Leopard Gecko Supplies Holiday Deals Exo Terra All Glass Terrarium

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We’ve been watching for leopard gecko supplies holiday deals to see if we can find some good sales in 2017.  You can find some nice end of the year sales on reptile supplies during the Winter holiday season.  We are happy to share with you what we’ve found.  Now is a good time to stock up on gecko care and equipment supplies while saving some money.

Leopard Gecko Supplies Holiday Deals – Amazon Prime Membership

Amazon is where we often camp for good deals.  We like Amazon because with Prime Membership, you get unlimited fast free shipping.  This is extremely useful when you are doing last minute shopping.  You can start your 30-Day free trial here.  Even if you don’t want to pay for Prime, you can still enjoy all the benefits completely free for 30 days.  So say you want to take advantage of fast free shipping, start your trial, then cancel it before 30 days is over.  Think about the amount of shipping cost you’ll save with unlimited Free Two-Day shipping. Continue reading “Leopard Gecko Supplies Holiday Deals Exo Terra All Glass Terrarium”

FedEx and OnlineGeckos.com 2017 Holiday Shipping Schedule

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2017 holiday shopping season is here!  Holiday shipping delays have become more common in the recent years.  Extra caution must be taken to ensure the safe arrival of live animals.   With leopard geckos and african fat-tails, they require Priority Overnight shipping.  See below for FedEx’s 2017 holiday shipping schedule for Express shipping:

Thursday Nov 23rd:  FedEx Express is closed

Monday Dec 25th:  FedEx Express is closed

Monday Jan 1st:  FedEx Express is closed

On these days, FedEx will not ship or deliver at all. Continue reading “FedEx and OnlineGeckos.com 2017 Holiday Shipping Schedule”