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whats the sign of a shedding leo?
is zeolite powder ok for leo substrate?
is leo sensitive, will it get disturbed by tv light at night?
how many times per week should i dust my crickets?
is mealworm ok for the,?
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Have you got a link for where you found zeolite powder being used as a substrate? I have googled and cannot seem to find it mentioned. :)

We fed our Leos gutloaded mealies, always available, and dusted locusts. Our regime is to dust for 5 days with Calypso calcium dust and for 2 days with Nutrabal vitamin supplement.

Ours are on Lino as a substrate, easy to clean. :2thumb:
 

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whats the sign of a shedding leo?

They will usually go pale as if they are covered in tissue paper, often they will go off their food for a couple of days.

is zeolite powder ok for leo substrate?

No idea what this is but I wouldn't use any sort of powder or particulate for a substrate - especially if it is a young Leo

is leo sensitive, will it get disturbed by tv light at night?

It will get used to it in time but does depend on how timid or not your Leo is.

how many times per week should i dust my crickets?

Every time. 5 nights a week with pure calcium and 2 nights with vitamins such as nutrobal

is mealworm ok for the,?

Yes mealworms are fine - can be a bit fatty but some ppl use them as a staple with no problems. I also like to give mine a bit of variety such as locust and roaches.

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sorry i live in indonesia, and i get that from a local pet shop. one of the best breeder in my country used zeolite powder as substrate for dessert animals. but i think herping here is kinda stupid as they say calci sand is very good. anyway, zeolite powder is some kind of sand lol

and another question. can i change the timeline? can i swap the night here with the day in the enclosure and vice versa? i mean i hate looking my leo always on the hide when i want to see him and when i get sleep, he run playing happily in the tank :lol2: so, can i?

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Personally, I really wouldn't attempt it as it's not simply a case of altering your leos sleep patterns. The physiology of leos is geared towards crepuscular / nocturnal activity, so trying to encourage yours to be active during the day would prove incredibly stressful for your leo and could potentially cause severe health problems.

With regard to the substrate, I personally wouldn't use loose substrates such as zeolite powder or calci-sand, but would choose either lino or tiles (ceramic or slate) instead.
 

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why? do leos know when is night and when is day? i dont get it. but thats ok, i'll go for that. at least i still can see a bit of activity lol
yes, but i use fake rock background and i cant use any rectanguler shaped object and it will be hard to cut tile to those shape. and carpet is hard to get and not easy to clean.

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Can you get lino or vinyl flooring - these would be easy to cut to shape. If you need to use sand then most ppl here use washed childrens play sand - depends how old your Leo is really.
 

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sorry living in indonesia, i dont know those things :(
we dont have playsand too, i think. cant i use beach sand?
my leo is 3 months old btw :2thumb: thanks
 
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