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Old 30-08-2009, 02:24 PM
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hey,
im finally getting my first leo next week but ive got a bit of a problem
i live in bridgend south wales and im going to surrey to get all of the stuff including viv and gecko
does anyone know how long they can survive without the heat lamp and stuff as it is a 2 and a half hour journey home then i will have to set up the viv any advice is much appreciated

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Old 30-08-2009, 02:44 PM
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Ideally, as I'm sure you know, the viv should be set up at least 48 hours beforehand to make sure the temps are ok. As this isn't possible for you then this is what I would do: If it is an adult it will probably be ok for a few hours without heat at this time of year. If it is a baby I would put the Leo in a cricket tub (paper towel on bottom) and then put the cricket tub and Leo in a cool box or poly box which has got a hot-water bottle (not too hot and wrapped in a tea towel) or heat pack in it. As soon as you get home get the viv set up and wait for the temps to settle. If this is a second hand viv then hopefully the thermostat will be set so that the temperatures should be somewhere near what they should be.
For a Leo a heat mat is a much better method of heating than a heat lamp imo - but I'm sure some ppl will disagree. Good luck with your new Leo - don't forget to post pics!
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Old 30-08-2009, 02:56 PM
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ok thanks for the help mate
i cant wait to get it should be alot of fun
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Old 30-08-2009, 04:31 PM
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For a Leo a heat mat is a much better method of heating than a heat lamp imo - but I'm sure some ppl will disagree. Good luck with your new Leo - don't forget to post pics!
+1 on this, leo's don't need to bask, they gain all their heat from the ground with the heat being absorbed by their underbellies.
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Old 30-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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+1 on this, leo's don't need to bask, they gain all their heat from the ground with the heat being absorbed by their underbellies.
+2 and ditto lol
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