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Masurai

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Today had a 10 Gal tank free up when i found Larry( my five-lined skink) dead. I have just finshed burying him and as wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what new pet to get to keep in there.
 

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A ten gallon would be perfect for one leopard gecko (no sand! especially not calci-sand :embarrassed: ), or if you like snakes, a male sand boa would never outgrow a 10. You could also look into rubber boas, which are tiny, eat pinky mice all their lives, and are the only snake species I know of which can be kept in groups with no problems.
 

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A ten gallon would be perfect for one leopard gecko (no sand! especially not calci-sand :embarrassed: ), or if you like snakes, a male sand boa would never outgrow a 10. You could also look into rubber boas, which are tiny, eat pinky mice all their lives, and are the only snake species I know of which can be kept in groups with no problems.
how big do sand boas and rubber boas get
 

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Male sand boas get to about 15-18 inches, females can get to about 28 and will need something better than a 10g. (Also note that despite the name "sand boa" they don't live on pure sand in the wild and it could kill them. Aspen shavings are the way to go.)

Rubber boas (http://www.rubberboas.com/Content/captivecare.html) vary from 18-26 inches based on regional subspecies and gender (females average bigger).
 

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A fat frog of sorts, a nice Ceratophrys Ornata, or an aquatic setup for a Budgett's, or even a subadult pyxie. If not, a sand boa would be pretty rad. Good luck!
 

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i have been thinkng about getting either a leopard or fat-tailed gecko for a while. Would a fat-tail be only in a 10 Gal.
you can put a fat tail in a 10 g. for life. there similar housing requirements to leopard geckos. same rules on how many you can house in a cage. (10 gallon for one plus 5 g for every other gecko.)
 

Masurai

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you can put a fat tail in a 10 g. for life. there similar housing requirements to leopard geckos. same rules on how many you can house in a cage. (10 gallon for one plus 5 g for every other gecko.)
Ok thanks. What are the main differences between the two.
 

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Ok thanks. What are the main differences between the two.
It's great what a little google can do...

Leopard Gecko..
http://members.aol.com/msnick1/leopardgeckos.html
http://www.leopardgecko.com/emcare.html
http://www.anapsid.org/leopardgek.html

Fat-tail Gecko..
http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/animals/jackier1/index.html
http://www.progeckos.com/caresheets/fat-tail.htm

differences..
http://www.beardeddragon.org/bjive/viewtopic.php?p=345494


Just search a bit, I know thats what forums are for, but you can do some of it yourself.:)
 

Masurai

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It has been filled

The tank has been filled by Larry the Second. I found a hurt skink. It was having trouble walking and looked very thin.
 
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