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    Leopard Gecko Help

    about five days ago I purchased a leopard gecko and It has been pooping but not eating, which I thought was very strange. I put two crickets and five mealworms in the cage and all are still accounted for. I handled it when I first brought it home but I haven't since because I was worried it wasn't eating because of too much interaction. She is drinking, and there is nothing strange about the fecal matter. I have her in a ten gallon glass cage, with a red heating lamp, on for twelve hours, off for twelve hours, and a heating pad underneath covering 1/3 of the cage. There are no plants in the cage. and I have a hide on the warm side and a hide on the cool side. The water dish and food dish are both on the cool side.
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    What are the temps of the side, ambient temps of the hot side, and basking spot temp?
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    I've always wondered how you can achieve a good gradient in a 10g tank.

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    The cool side is 82, the hot side is 95, and the the basking is 105 right now, and I'm pretty sure that it's too hot but I'm not sure how to get it regulated, I'm new to leopard geckos. I was told that a 10-20 gallon would be big enough for it to live in the rest of it's life.
    Are you suggesting that I get a bigger tank?

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    20 gallon is minimum. i keep two in what is equal to a 70 gallon
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    You definitely need to upgrade to a 20 gallon at the least.
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    Okay I will do that.
    Thank you!

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    It's not unusual for a new gecko not to eat for awhile after moving to a new place. Sometimes it takes a few weeks. If it's pooping it probably ate soon before you got it. Just keep offering and it will eventually eat. You mention "basking" in your previous post. Leopard geckos don't really need to bask and don't need tank lighting as long as there's enough light in the room to distinguish night and day.

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    yes this is true mine i got at 3 months old and he did the same thing for a couple of days hes just a little stressed lol

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    The leopard gecko started eating yesterday. Thanks for the help

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