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Best Substrate for Newly Blind Leopard Gecko?

Discussion in 'Gecko Enclosures' started by jmbryant94, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. jmbryant94

    jmbryant94 Gecko Egg

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    So, I've been trying to do some research for the best type of substrate to put my (newly) blind Leopard Gecko on. I currently have him on paper towels, but am unsure if that is the best decision for him. I can't seem to find a whole lot of information on substrate. I've seen stuff about eco earth (but that makes me nervous for the same reason sand makes me nervous), paper towels, and tile (but having to go to a strictly under the tank heating system I'm nervous that the heat won't seep through properly).

    Any and all suggestions are VERY welcome.

    Thank you!
  2. acpart

    acpart Gecko Grandparent 3 Year Member

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    Tile works great for me. Paper towels are fine too.

    Aliza
  3. Greg Groves

    Greg Groves Gecko Egg

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    I'm new here, but I'll put in my two cents worth. I use ceramic tile on the floor of my beardie habitat. I'm even so anal that I grouted all the cracks so stray insects wouldn't have a place to hide. The tile is a breeze to clean and sanitize, and you can put reptile carpet or a paper product on it without a problem.

    Oh, and the tile is inexpensive. I spent less than $20 on the tile and grout.

    These aren't the best pictures, but here they are anyway.

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