Readers’ Non-Questions “Answered”

Question 1:

I have been doing a lot of research about substrates and am having a hard time finding the correct one.  First I tried repti-carpet, but none of the colors went with my décor.  I tried switching to newspaper and  paper towel, but they both rip every time anyone walks through.  Then I read the article in Gecko Time about bio-active substrate.  I went to the woods with my dump truck, got the sand at Home Depot and made up a batch.  I installed it in the whole house, but we’re tracking it all over the place. What else can I do?

 Answer: If you’d done your research well, you would have found out that each creature requires a substrate that meets its environment and needs.  In your case, I’d recommend you go back to Home Depot and check out their flooring department.  Most likely either carpet, linoleum or ceramic tile is in your future.

Question 2:

What kind of substrate would be appropriate for keeping a house gecko and a cave gecko together?

Answer:  Flintstones!

Question 3:

What kind of geckos can I breed together to get interesting and unusual results?

Answer:  Try these:  breed a cat gecko and a leopard gecko together since they’re both in the feline group.  Breed a snake eyed leopard gecko with a viper gecko and you may eventually get a poisonous, legless gecko.  Breed a flying gecko and a leaf tail gecko together for a good fall foliage effect, and, while we’re speaking of seasons, try breeding a snow and a blizzard leopard gecko and see how extreme it gets.


Look for more Readers’ Non-Questions “Answered” around this time next year!

What do you think?

Written by Aliza

Aliza is a home care speech therapist living in the Boston area. She successfully bred a variety of gecko species between 2005 and 2017. She currently cares for a large number of geckos as well as a few frogs and bearded dragons. Other interests which she pursues in her copious free time include work in ceramics, practicing aikido and surfing the internet.

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