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Old 05-11-2012, 10:18 AM
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It's not been long. Reptiles can take months to settle into a new environment. The worst thing you can do is shove food in the poor things face every day, let him settle in.

I agree about the night time drops; I too don't understand the reasoning. Leopards are most active at night, they're nocturnal. Surely it's best to have the heat available to them when they're roaming and eating, etc?

You need to keep the mat at around 30c, with an obvious gradient in the vivarium for thermoregulation.
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