Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

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Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by J » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 04:21:31



Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
this weekend.  I called one of the promoters and told him I was a
newbie and was interested in leopard geckos.  As it turns out, he is a
breeder here in town.

Any advice on what to buy/feed/name it, and speaking of name, and
recommendations on gender?

Thanks,
JT

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Michael J Stonero » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 05:18:20



Quote:
o-state.edu (JT) writes:
>Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
>this weekend.  I called one of the promoters and told him I was a
>newbie and was interested in leopard geckos.  As it turns out, he is a
>breeder here in town.

>Any advice on what to buy/feed/name it, and speaking of name, and
>recommendations on gender?

>Thanks,
>JT

Whooee, are you in for a sensory overload.  I have been attending this 'Show'
since it was housed in a community rec center near Buckeye Lake (and admission
was only 50 cents).  Now they are about the biggest swap show in the Midwest.  
You will find just about one of everything.

On leopard geckos, expect at least 5-10 dealers carrying this species.  Prices
range from $25 for very young animals to $50 for more mature animals.  I have
bought there and found the dealers to be fairly knowledgable and to have good,
healthy stock.   Although my best buy was at Menagerie Pets, when an unknowing
sales staff sold me a mature leopard gecko as a house gecko for $3. There is
some advantage to undereducated staff :)

Either sex is good for leopard geckos, however, you will find females much more
common and generally cheaper because of it.  Food: crickets and mealworms
prepared as described in numerous books and this net.

Mike

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Stim » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 14:06:00



Quote:
>Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
>this weekend.  I called one of the promoters and told him I was a
>newbie and was interested in leopard geckos.  As it turns out, he is a
>breeder here in town.

>Any advice on what to buy/feed/name it, and speaking of name, and
>recommendations on gender?

>Thanks,
>JT

Recommendation?
Don't get one and save your money. After much experience with them at the
pet store where I work...they're mean as hell...not so much as Tokay geckos
but *** enough. Get a nice Green Iguana instead...cheaper...at least
here in Maryland, and friendlier.
IMHO
-Will
 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Mark Craf » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 21:36:46


Quote:
>Recommendation?
>Don't get one and save your money. After much experience with them at the
>pet store where I work...they're mean as hell...not so much as Tokay geckos
>but *** enough. Get a nice Green Iguana instead...cheaper...at least
>here in Maryland, and friendlier.
>IMHO

Nahh - get a Madagascar Day Gecko.
Prettiest thing on 4 legs :)

                                Mark

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Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Re » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 23:40:20



|> >Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
|> >this weekend.  I called one of the promoters and told him I was a
|> >newbie and was interested in leopard geckos.  As it turns out, he is a
|> >breeder here in town.
|> >
|> >Any advice on what to buy/feed/name it, and speaking of name, and
|> >recommendations on gender?
|> >
|> >Thanks,
|> >JT
|> >
|> Recommendation?
|> Don't get one and save your money. After much experience with them at the
|> pet store where I work...they're mean as hell...not so much as Tokay geckos
|> but *** enough. Get a nice Green Iguana instead...cheaper...at least
|> here in Maryland, and friendlier.
|> IMHO
|> -Will
|>
|>
|>

I completely disagree. I have a friend of mine that has ~100 of them; they're
one of the better lizards to aquire as a beginner. I own 2 myself. Leopard
geckos are very hardy, low maintenance, inexpensive, AND DOCILE animals. On the
other hand, I've also had iguanas; they're probably less predictable than
Eublepharis macularius, however my 6 footer was VERY nice.
--

Joe Voorhees                    Good judgement comes from experience.

San Diego, California            - Buster Bunny (Tiny Toons)

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Re » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 23:44:35


|> >Recommendation?
|> >Don't get one and save your money. After much experience with them at the
|> >pet store where I work...they're mean as hell...not so much as Tokay geckos
|> >but *** enough. Get a nice Green Iguana instead...cheaper...at least
|> >here in Maryland, and friendlier.
|> >IMHO
|>
|> Nahh - get a Madagascar Day Gecko.
|> Prettiest thing on 4 legs :)
|>
|>                           Mark
|>
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|> Harris Space Systems            ::                         Melbourne, FL

Yah, right! I own Phelsuma standingi and P. quadriocellata and have had other
species of day geckos; they're definitely NOT a good beginners lizard. For
the most part, they're rather high maintenance though they do do well in
captivity in general.
--

Joe Voorhees                    Good judgement comes from experience.

San Diego, California            - Buster Bunny (Tiny Toons)

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Sean Eric Fag » Sat, 17 Jul 1993 01:40:13


Quote:

>Leopard
>geckos are very hardy, low maintenance, inexpensive, AND DOCILE animals.

Agreed.  I have two, Larry and Tina; Tina was a bit mean at first, but after
she got to be Larry's size, she calmed down.  I handle both of them a fair
bit, and even the office herpophobe likes holding them, now.
 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by yo.. » Fri, 16 Jul 1993 22:12:58



Quote:
> Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
> this weekend.  I called one of the promoters and told him I was a
> newbie and was interested in leopard geckos.  As it turns out, he is a
> breeder here in town.

 [stuff deleted]
All-Ohio Reptile Show?  You mean there's a _benefit_ to being stuck in the
middle of nowhere?  Tell me more!!!

                                --Sarah

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Roytman Serg » Sat, 17 Jul 1993 04:41:34


|
|Yah, right! I own Phelsuma standingi and P. quadriocellata and have had other
|species of day geckos; they're definitely NOT a good beginners lizard. For
|the most part, they're rather high maintenance though they do do well in
|captivity in general.

May I ask what makes you say that?

|Joe Voorhees                    Good judgement comes from experience.

-- Sergej Roytman

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by Michael J Stonero » Sat, 17 Jul 1993 23:07:40


Quote:


hio-state.edu (JT) writes:
>> Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
>> this weekend.  I called one of the promoters and told him I was a
>> newbie and was interested in leopard geckos.  As it turns out, he is a
>> breeder here in town.
> [stuff deleted]
>All-Ohio Reptile Show?  You mean there's a _benefit_ to being stuck in the
>middle of nowhere?  Tell me more!!!

>                   --Sarah

REPTILE EXTRAVAGANZA - Saturday, July 17, 9AM-3PM, National Guard Armory, 4094
SUllivant Ave, Columbus. $3 admission.

These are held 3-4 times a year if you miss this one.

Mike

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by J » Sun, 18 Jul 1993 03:46:21


Quote:


>> Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
> [stuff deleted]
>All-Ohio Reptile Show?  You mean there's a _benefit_ to being stuck in the
>middle of nowhere?  Tell me more!!!

Middle of nowhere?  Heck, Ohio is "The Heart of it All!"... oh wait, I
guess it is now "More Than You Dreamed." ;)

Anyways, here's the ad (from the July/August 1993 Reptile&Amphibian
Magazine):

July 17
August 21
September 25

Ohio National Guard Armory
4094 Sullivant Ave.
Columbus, Ohio

9am to 3pm. - Admission $3.00

Call for information or table reservations
(614) 264-2583  or  (614) 457-4433

-JT

 
 
 

Getting a leopard gecko in 3 days - Advice??

Post by l.. » Sun, 18 Jul 1993 07:48:17



Quote:


>>> Just as the subject says... I'm going to the "All-Ohio Reptile Show"
>> [stuff deleted]
>>All-Ohio Reptile Show?  You mean there's a _benefit_ to being stuck in the
>>middle of nowhere?  Tell me more!!!

> Middle of nowhere?  Heck, Ohio is "The Heart of it All!"... oh wait, I

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Quote:
> guess it is now "More Than You Dreamed." ;)

Do you know what the "Lima" in "Lima, Ohio" stands for?  

                        "Lost In Middle America"

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