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Substrate choices

What Substrate Do You Use?

  • Green (or other colour) matting

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Coconut fibre

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sand

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Something else

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Gecko Egg
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!


Gecko Grandparent
3 Year Member
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.