Magnet Name Tags

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Our geckos tend to move around a lot. Is the female in with the male right now? Did I put that little one into their adult cage yet? I just re-arranged my rack to make more room, what order are they in now? All the baby tubs look exactly alike! There are dozens of scenarios. After a long day at work, sometimes I’m worried that I might forget where someone is.

I came up with a way to solve it once and for all: magnet name tags. Now, the name tag moves with the gecko and it only takes a glance to see who living in what cage. It’s so simple (and water resistant) too!

Materials
Sharpie markers – whatever color you like

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Assorted magnets

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Rubbing alcohol of Goof Off (to remove the ink)

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1) Simply write your gecko’s name on one magnet in the color of your choice.

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2) If you don’t like it, clean the name off with the alcohol and start over. I’ve also used the alcohol to erase the name after I’ve sold a gecko but wanted to make a new name tag for a different animal. *Note: the silver is a bit tricky at times and requires a lot of elbow grease; the black comes off easily. (Goof Off would get it all off without issues, but it also smells really bad, so you’d need to wash the magnet a lot afterwards).
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3) Stick them to either the metal part of a screen lid or use another magnet on the opposite side to secure it to screen, tubs, PVC, plexi etc.
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4) Another useful thing we do with them is stick a geckos weight at a certain date right on the cage.
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