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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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changing a leo's substrate

my leo is probably about 4 or 5 months old now and getting bigger. when can i change the paper towels in her cage to something else?
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You could probably change it now,if you want to...but don't use sand.I use coconut fiber.I heard people using tiles,I wanna try this.




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yea i have been hearing about tiles and it sounds like it is pretty easy to clean up as well as a good source of heat distribution. winter is coming up and the cage seems to be getting over all colder since i first started. ill have to look into the tiles
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Yea Id go with tiles....sand is bad for them, and I herd coconut fibers are as well as moss ect. as they could eat it and become impacted. I have 2 Leopard gecko, One was one sand before I rescued him. and the other I got for my birthday 3 years ago. I personaly use paper towels. but tiles are good as well.

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Yea Id go with tiles....sand is bad for them, and I herd coconut fibers are as well as moss ect. as they could eat it and become impacted. I have 2 Leopard gecko, One was one sand before I rescued him. and the other I got for my birthday 3 years ago. I personaly use paper towels. but tiles are good as well.
I use coconut fiber and have NEVER had a problem.My male,Bear is about 2-3 and I got him from a breeder and he was housed on coco fiber since hatching and has been fine.Mystta,my female came from a breeder too...but she came from a different breeder and was housed on paper towels.She is about 6-7 yrs.Both are doing wonderfully.

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I was just saying what other people are telling me as Im starting a leopard gecko rescue center. but Leroy, my gecko the I rescued was on Play sand for susposidly 10 years (thats how old i was told he was) and since I got him witch is about 2 months, he has gone blind in one eye. And i believe it was from the impaction. as it can cause them to go blind. Im on alot of Leopard Gecko forums, and I have heard alot of things, but I personally am sticking to solid substrait, as I dont want any chances. It might not look as good but hey, its safer, and easyer to clean.

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