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Old 24-08-2008, 01:37 PM
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My leopard gecko (Sheila <3) just won't go into her hide on the warm side of her Viv. She only goes under the pile of cork wood I used to make a second, cooler hide.
I've tried putting her in the warm hide, she just walks out again.
Can anyone tell me why she won't go in, and how to coax her into staying in there?
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Old 24-08-2008, 01:41 PM
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what temps is your hot end?
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Old 24-08-2008, 02:05 PM
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As said it could be your temperature but it could just be her preference. During the day the air temperature would be warmer anyway, the night would be cooler so she could be going in there of the night time. Is it the moist hide or a hide on the warm side.
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Old 24-08-2008, 02:09 PM
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Both my leos prefer their cool hides in the day and all the temps are correct, I guess they just like it better.
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Old 25-08-2008, 03:37 PM
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Guess your leo has her own mind! She just probably doesn`t feel comfortable in there whether preference or temps. Just leave her to it really she`ll be fine.
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Old 25-08-2008, 05:05 PM
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All my leos have preferences over their hides and areas of their tanks even though the temps etc are correct. At one point stanley wouldn't come out of the cool hide and was getting cold so I moved the hide to the warm side. And hey presto, he now uses them all as the now warm hide is too hot for him during the day and he needs to move to regulate.
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