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01-01-2007, 07:16 PM
I've decided to purchase a Leachie, and it'll be here by this weekend :D
its going to be 6 weeks old...does this look like a good cage to purchase when it grows larger? (i'll be keeping it in a large-extra large kritter keeper until it grows larger, i hear they feel more secure in smaller enclosures.)
and about how fast do Isle E's grow??
any feedback will be appreciated
01-01-2007, 07:18 PM
sry link is broken
01-01-2007, 08:49 PM
Its hard to tell from the Pic but the link you have is it a Screen type?
I have a couple of the screne type enclosures from Big Apple herp and i dont like them. None of the pets i have can live in them. If you live in a Low humidity area like me you will need a mostly glass enclsure to keep some humidity for the night. I keep my enclosures at 85% glass with basicly a screen access door on the side. I have two 3moth old Island E. Leachies in some critter keepers for now but when they get bigger i have some 100 gallon pluss sized fish tanks that i modified for reptiles. I stand the tanks on the sides and place a 4 inch acrylic piece on the bottom to hold the substrate and screne the rest in. Works pretty good at holding the humidity for the night and its almost 100% dry by the morning.
01-01-2007, 08:57 PM
Another bad thing about the Screen type enclosures is that crickets will eat a hole through it and escape. Any reptiles you have that eat crickets you want to use the metal type screnes so there is No chance of Escape.
01-03-2007, 11:36 AM
The reptariums have fiberglass screen, and I use them to sun my beardies outside, with a water pool in it , and some crickets to nosh on. I found that the large crickets can eat holes through the screen, so if you are going to feed crickets that would be a drawback----you could end up with crickets roaming around in your house. I don't have a leachie, so I can't help you exactly, but there are cages with metal screen that I think would hold up better. I have metal screen cages for my cresties and goyles that work fine, but I do have to cover 2 sides of the cages to hold in humidity, and mist heavily at nighttime daily.
01-03-2007, 12:16 PM
Well Leachies grow in spurts, it could be as much as 5/6 years till its completly fully grown depending on the species.
your much better off keeping it in a small critter keeper to start with so the juvenile does not feel lost until it gets much bigger.
You may find the leachie takes a while to settle into its new home & refuses food, as long as you keep it hydryated you will be fine. Just keep offering the same food it was being offered before you bought it...
Think of your Leachianus as a labour of love, with time care and attention you will be rewarded with an amazing animal...
Hope this helps
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