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Facility - Reptile Room Construction

Welcome to Gecko Babie's Reptile Room. We have recently started renovating our 300 square foot facility with all new insulation, lighting, flooring, plumbing and dedicated circuits. For lighting we installed four recessed lights and a four bulb ceiling fan each on it's own switch. The floor is all ceramic tile complete with baseboard and molding. We installed a commercial grade two compartment NFS stainless steel sink with a pre rinse faucet and two drainboards. We use an oil filled radiant heater controlled by a Johnsons thermostat with night drop for ambient room temps. In addition each rack has it's own Flexwatt heat source controlled by Herpstat systems.

Our grow out and adult Fat Tail Geckos are housed individually in ARS 3033 Rack Systems. Our grow out and adult Leopard Geckos are housed individually in ARS 5040 Rack Systems. Our adult Western Hognose Snakes are housed individually in ARS 7030 Rack Systems. All of our hatching and reptiles for sale are housed individually in Boaphile Plastics RhinoRaXX Systems. Below are some progress photos of our facility build and how we maintain our setups.

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Day One Construction
Framed Out & Electrical Lines Run
New Plumbing
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Drywall Up & Tile Floor
Custom Hatchling Rack System

 

 

Facility Adult Breeders - Fat Tail Geckos

Our adult Fat Tail Geckos are housed individually in ARS-3033 rack systems. The tubs measure 21.5" x 15.5" x 5". Each rack system is controlled by Herpstat thermostats with two probes to ensure each level of the rack is at a precise temperature. During our breeding months we maintain our racks with a constant 90 degree hot spot and a daytime cool zone of 78 and nighttime zone of 76. Each cage is setup with fresh newspaper and a warm zone humidity/egg laying box filled with moist sphagnum moss. We use 3" gloss ceramic bowls filled with calcium, and another 3" gloss ceramic bowl filled with mealies 24/7 dusted with Repashy Calcium Plus. Several times a week we offer our adult breeders gutloaded crickets to help vary their diet. Water is provided by a shallow 3.25"oz disposable plastic cup that we discard during cleaning. The neon plastic lizards you see on a couple of the totes are just one way we distinguish which tub contains the heat probe.

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Breeder Fat Tail Gecko Setups
Breeder Fat Tail Gecko Setup
Breeder Fat Tail Gecko ARS 3033 Racks

 

 

Facility Hatchlings - Fat Tail Geckos & Leopard Geckos

Our hatchling Fat Tail and Leopard Geckos are housed in a custom built hatchling rack system using Boaphile Plastics RhinoRaXX Systems. Hatchlings are housed individually in Sterilite 6qt containers and the system is controlled by three Herpstat 1 thermostats each controlling one horizontal layer of the rack. Hatchlings are housed on paper towels and have a warm zone humidity box filled with damp paper towels. We use 3" gloss ceramic bowls filled with mealworms 24/7 dusted with Repashy Calcium Plus. Water is provided by a shallow 1.5" oz disposable plastic cup that we discard during cleaning. For the first few days after hatching we keep baby geckos on moist warm paper towels to aid with hydration and their first shed cycle. During this time they have access to a dry hide box.. the exact opposite of how we normally do it.

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Hatchling Gecko Setup Through Their First Shed
Striped White Out Fat Tail
Hyper Xanthic Mack Snow Tremper het Eclipse
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Hatchling Fat Tail Gecko Setups
Hatchling Leopard Gecko Setups

 

 

Facility - Incubator

We use an Animal Plastics Professional Grade incubators to incubate all of our reptile eggs. They measure 72" x 24" x 24" and are heated with two rows of Flexwatt heat tape and a circulating fan. We had ours special ordered in black to match the rest of our racks. It is controlled by a Herpstat 1 thermostat. We use Ziploc® Brand Containers with the Smart Snap™ Seal for our egg boxes. They are 76 FL OZ and 7" L x 11" W x 3" H and are very easy to clean, completely transparent and high enough to fit a couple of inches of Perlite with plenty of space leftover for the eggs.

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Animal Plastics Incubator
Leopard Gecko Eggs
Fat Tail Gecko Eggs
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Leopard Gecko Hatching
Leopard Gecko Hatchling
Western Hognose Hatching

 

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