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“Nvm don’t
buy screened cages, humidity is very important for growth and overall health in Leachies
Posted by Anonymous, May 16, 2019 11:43 AM


Screen cages have upsides for Leachies most definitely, but I would be careful that their fingers don’t get stuck. I think 2ft by 2ft by 4ft would be fine, they’re also supposed to be easier to clean since you can just hose them off. But be a little more vigilant.
Posted by Anonymous, May 16, 2019 11:28 AM


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Should a 90cm by 80cm by 80cm glass enclosure work, or would something bigger be more suitable?
Posted by Anonymous, May 16, 2019 11:20 AM

“Hi
I purchased a leachie approx 18 months ago. Based in the UK. I have been feeding my gecko with Repashy products and in general this was supplemented with pureed bananas. I found that s/he didn’t really start growing until I started feeding him crickets. within a few months s/he started thriving and doubled in size. I found that s/he also started to become more active and started hunting for the crickets (or rather started stalking them).

The crickets were dusted with calcium powder but I also used to put some banana in the bottom of a special container I got for them. I felt really guilty for the crickets, and their quality of life was as important as any creature we were responsible for. One thing though is that the enclosure for the Leachie started getting really stinky. not sure if the crickets were responsible or that the leachie waste was becoming more smelly.

Thank you for the advice on this page everyone, really appreciated.
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 23, 2019 01:31 PM


I was wondering if you could keep there guys in a 24 x 24 x 48 chameleon cage all screen instead of the traditional glass cage
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 11, 2019 09:53 AM

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I purchased one that was hatched in December 2017. It is almost a year old but still really small compared to the adults. Does anyone know where I could find a growth chart to monitor progress and ensure mine is growing at the proper rate?
Posted by Anonymous, Oct 17, 2018 12:17 PM

Does anyone have an adult male for sale? Please email me laurenalexispowell@gmail.com
Posted by Anonymous, Sep 3, 2018 07:58 PM

I have a male, pure Yates. He is two and a half years old and about 11″, I feed him every other day Pangea power diet. He a great eater and a beautiful example of a what a Yates should look like. You can email me if you are interested in purchasing him gregchip@mac.com
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 14, 2018 07:17 PM

I have a male, pure Yates. He is two and a half years old and about 11″, I feed him every other day Pangea power diet. He a great eater and a beautiful example of a what a Yates should look like. You can email me if you are interested in purchasing him gregchip@mac.com
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 14, 2018 02:41 PM

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My boyfriend got me one as a birthday present and I work with her every day:) she now comes to the opening of the cage when she’s ready to come out and we just sit on the bed and let her explore. She’s the best pet I’ve ever had and I’ve had very few problems other than getting her adjusted to us.
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 27, 2016 11:08 PM

“Wish I was able to respond directly to comments, but hopefully this will help someone else anyway.

These geckos are very still, sedentary animals. They really only move to slowly get their food or when they are feeling VERY threatened. Bugs are not a good source of food for them unless you have one that will hand-feed from you. If you have one that will, then dubias along with wax worms and silkworms are good for them. Otherwise, it’s best to stick to a powder-mix type food like Repashy CGD. They make a mix that has bugs in it that I have found my Leachie really loves.

If you notice that your leachie starts to get a wavy tail, you need to supplement with D3 calcium by calcium dusting a bug 1-2x per week. This happened to mine when she was still a baby and it was quickly corrected with very slight supplementation. Now that she is an adult she does not need any additives at all.

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As always, make sure you mist heavily. And stay AWAY from baby food. They are not meant to eat baby food and it is not and never will be a proper or complete diet for them. It often contains too much sugar and too little actual nutrients. CGD is much more cost-effective, especially if you buy in a larger bag. You can pull a small amount from the bag and keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge, then seal the rest in a freezer ziplock and store it in the freezer. You can pre-mix a bit of CGD and it will last in the fridge for 5-7 days. You can use a small hair dye bottle (from amazon or some beauty supply store) to mix and store it. To avoid having nasty bowls to clean (since food should be left overnight), feed them on squares of wax paper about 2″” x 2″” or out of small deli cup rammiken type containers. If you like to mix fresh, then disposable plastic bathroom cups and a metal baby spoon (or demitasse spoon) work very well.
Posted by Anonymous, Jul 13, 2016 10:14 PM


I have a pair of adults.slow progress on them not biteing me everytime I go in.lots of hand offered food. mine will not eat bugs? only the gecko food and fruit. I love how they talk to each other and move as a team.the girl is the brave one.are there any tips to get them to eat more?
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 26, 2016 07:19 AM

thanks it was very helpful i didn’t know they can be mean still love em tho
Posted by Anonymous, Mar 24, 2015 01:43 PM

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Great job! Thanks I love leachie geckos, hooe I can eventually save enough money to get one! 🙂
Posted by Anonymous, Jan 12, 2015 03:42 PM