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My sons baby leopard gecko escaped into my dashboard in the

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my sons baby leopard gecko escaped into my dashboard in the car while travelling. We lost sight of him 14 hours ago. How can we coax him out?
I have placed the car in a dark garage, tried cricket noise app on my phone. Had his red light on the top of the terrarium with the towel and waxworms in the terrarium. Even turned on A/C to make the car cooler to try and force him out toward the heat lamp and food.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The gecko is still missing, but I have been able to research more. I'm extremely disappointed that I've waited as long as I have and paid a full $43.00 for nothing.
Will I be receiving a refund? I paid for an urgent answer with high priority.
Expert:  Joan replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry you had to wait for an answer. It was just turned over to me and I was asked to assist you.
I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue.
You have done all that you can do with the exception of a warmed towel from the clothes drier in the floor board of the car. This may or may work. They are drawn to warm material. I had two escape and used this method. My greatest fear is that he may have gotten into the engine compartment and into the garage so you may want to set some areas up in the garage.
Please let me know if you find it. Joan