Cleo - Leucistic leopard gecko

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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well last year i had my hubby take me to our local aquarium shop to get out the home and after having 3 Leopard gecko's in the past, i clocked 2 pure white ones with red eyes.

    Next thing a deposit is being put down while my hubby fetches a 3ft aquarium and rigs it all up, they can't stand direct light so i brough an LED lamp which alters on 3 light settings.

    I brought a female which they said, called her Saffron (Saffy) for short and at 6mths did an ID myself, turns out to be a male :eek:

     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    My daughter used to have a giant day gecko called Gex. When he passed away she got herself a crested gecko and has called him Wisp.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Hello eileen, i think he'll be a giant because of his growing rate. I like the name Gex so unusual, those crested gecko's need more care.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Say Gail— do your geckos make sounds?
     
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    Pacnorwest Young Pine

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    My grandson has geckos… feeding them was fun to watch. Lights/heat are important for them. They seem to do well in a aquarium .
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    My other 3 i had over time nothing and also tame but this one is wild and i had to change his sand and clean the ornaments and i'm not joking when i placed him back he stood on the sand and screamed at me twice :eek: weird noise mate lol
    They're gorgeous if tamed well but this one won't allow handling and he won't have no other base except sand.
    Well cleo's is on 84f with a thermostat and the eyes find lighting too much, keeping humidity right is the main thing also.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Gail— too bad you did not get that on film. What a bizar thing for him to do. I wonder if it was happiness or he was protesting. Well, it is an attractive gecko, as you have said.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Protesting Sjoerd here's what it sounds like but it's the way he stud there and screamed moved on and did it again. First time i had him i tried handling him, my god he was so fast when down under the base of the livingroom chair, hubby said that's it you've killed him :rofl: i lifted the flap at the back and he was in the base covering.

    Listen to this video and that's how cleo stood.

     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Good grief, Gail !
    What a show-off he is. I have heard several types of gecko’s make their noise, but none of them sounded remotely like that.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Sjoerd tell me about it, i stud there with my mouth open catching flies :eek:
     
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    Logan Hardy Maple

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    Gail great that you have another one and very lively.
     
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    Pacnorwest Young Pine

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    Gail your gecko scream sound like a spring load in a toy unfurling.
     
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