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PostSubject: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeSat Jun 21, 2008 2:21 pm

what is a safe gecko substrate, this is such a big question as some people say thing is safe and other say that is now,
now what im wondering, is reptile soil (t-rex forest bed) safe with geckos? its t-rex soil that n the packet says it is safe and if eaten it will just pass through the rep.

i know what you are going to "paper towls", no.

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeTue Jun 24, 2008 6:20 pm

Personally i would never risk it. Anything that is a loose substrate for a gecko can cause impaction.

I use papertowels for everything. Cheap for me and safe for my herps.

You can also use...Repticarpet, wash it's fibers will be better and scrunched together more. Tiles, preferably grouted ones. Newspaper. Other then that i stay away from all.
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeTue Jun 24, 2008 10:15 pm

so why do geckos eat their substrate??????????

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeTue Jun 24, 2008 11:56 pm

its when they go and dive for the food they get some but spit the sand out
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeSat Jun 28, 2008 3:09 pm

Yep! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeMon Jun 30, 2008 4:33 pm

iv changed my substrate because the t-rex forest bed was too humid, so im now using childrens play sand, not the calci stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeMon Jun 30, 2008 11:38 pm

Good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Aug 01, 2008 9:43 pm

Sand will cause impaction.

They eat the calci sand because of the calci carbonates in it which if you put it in water it will clump together as it does in their digestive tracks. ALL sands or loose substrates are NOT good for leos what so ever.

Graphic pics please enter at own risk....This is what happens....
http://homepage.mac.com/exoticdvm/reptile/PhotoAlbum181.html
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Aug 01, 2008 10:02 pm

yea, iv done that test with sand in water, the calci clumps, and the play sand does not because of the lack of fat in the play sand.
and i dont keep leos, its for the moorish, and the only pictures i have seen for impaction are of leos, any reason for this, are they known to do this?

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Aug 01, 2008 10:51 pm

Don't know much about the Moorishes I only know about leos. LOL I used to breed them.
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Aug 01, 2008 11:19 pm

yea lots of people seem to breed leo's, how did it go?

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2008 4:47 pm

I sold them all before any eggs were laid! geek
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeTue Aug 05, 2008 9:26 pm

what good is that! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeWed Aug 06, 2008 5:10 pm

haha just too many and i am not really a leo fan i am into lizards with a personality. Leos are nocturnal and i am not! haha jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeWed Aug 06, 2008 5:18 pm

lol! so what lizards would you say have personality?

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PostSubject: :D   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2008 11:20 pm

Bearded dragons cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Aug 08, 2008 11:36 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2008 4:16 pm

Uros, Monitors, and yes Beardeds! hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeMon Aug 18, 2008 3:16 pm

Beardies have a very good personality Laughing LOL ROTFL! Ha ha ha
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PostSubject: Re: Gecko substrate   Gecko substrate Icon_minitimeFri Sep 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Oh cmon leos have personality! They're sweet! As for the substrate, I say reptile carpet for leos.
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