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Thanks for the vote :)
And here are some tips:
-I prefer to use sand in their cage, but don't use any kind of sand. The best sand is the kind that are made for geckos and other lizards. It contains calcium and are very small grains so that if the gecko does swallow the sand, it won't harm them.
-The best thing to use for a heat source is a reptile heat pad. And ALWAYS make sure you get the right type and not use just any heat pad because some are too hot and can burn your gecko. Lamps are not preferred. Heat rocks are not preferred.
-Feed them mealworms and dust the mealworms with gecko calcium powder. It is extremely important that they get their calcium or they'll end up with a disease (MBD or Metabolic Bone Disease). And to keep the mealworms preserved or alive, just put them in the fridge. Once placed in the fridge they almost go into a hibernation and once warmed up just by taking them out, they come out of that hibernation-like state.
-Must have a supply of water (water dish)
-Needs a habitat (a place to hide; a get away space)
You can use like a non-heated rock, cave, cave of rocks, or a type of animal skull with a hole in the back of it where the gecko can crawl into.
-If you want to handle your gecko and you want it to get used to you holding it, make sure you take it out once a day, every day, and hold it and play with it for 10-15 minutes. Never hang onto your gecko, let it run through loose fingers and put one hand out in front of the other. And when picking it up, never grab it by it's tail. Their tails are very sensitive and pop off easily if pulled on or grabbed. And when you do want to pick it up, try scooping it up.
Hope this was helpful :))
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