Leopard Gecko Substrate Warning
Any Leopard gecko bedding consisting of particles (i.e. sand,
gravel etc.) can be accidentally or purposefully
ingested by these animals and carries the dangers of causing
deadly obstruction and impaction. None of this type of substrate
is 100% safe. Their justification is based on the probability of
being ingested or swallowed based on the size of the lizard and
husbandry methods practiced.
Leopard Gecko Substrate
The safest or best Leopard gecko substrates with regard to
ingestion are paper- and carpet-like substrates, but they have
obvious aesthetic disadvantages.
Leopard Gecko Hide Box Substrate
A Leopard gecko hide box
should always be available as means of shelter during the day.
Moist sphagnum moss or moist vermiculite should always be
supplied in a closed hiding box for Leopard geckos to stay cool
during the day and for normal shedding to take place.
Vermiculite should be mixed 50 / 50 volume with water and
sphagnum moss should be wetted excessively and excess water
should be manually expressed.
Leopard Gecko Incubation Substrate
The best Leopard
gecko incubation substrate is vermiculite. This substrate
is relatively cheap, easy obtainable and tends to hold moist