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Substrate choices

Discussion in 'Leopard Geckos - Eublepharis' started by LukasCAX, Jan 16, 2019.

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What Substrate Do You Use?

Poll closed Jan 24, 2019.
  1. Green (or other colour) matting

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  2. Coconut fibre

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  3. Sand

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  4. Something else

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  1. LukasCAX

    LukasCAX Gecko Egg

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    Hi all,

    I have a 3 year old Leo (called Gaia). I’ve always used the green matting stuff as substrate but I really don’t like it. Her claws and mouth (when she catches a cricket) seem to get stuck and I’m worried it’ll cause her an injury.

    What do you all use? What would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance!
    Lukas
  2. acpart

    acpart Gecko Grandparent 3 Year Member

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    I use ceramic tile. I get 12"x12" beige, slightly textured tiles from the home improvement store. Sometimes they need to be cut. They look nice, conduct heat well and are easy to clean. I put a smaller bathroom tile (4.25" square) in the poop corner to make it easy to lift it out and clean it. I have used coco fiber but am happier with the tile.

    Aliza
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