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    Hello all, it's been awhile since I have been on GU!

    I am considering getting another gecko, more specifically Nephrurus levis levis, however this isn't critical to my question, I am more concerned with substrate, which would be sand. However after research I am struggling to figure out the best sand I could use as a substrate, I already know calci-sands are a no go, and I am staying away from many of the unnatural sands out there due to the sharpness of the sand grains. So far what I have gathered is that I need a natural sand (So the particles are not sharp and the sand is fine) that does not clump. But I am stumped on exactly the brand to get, one I have seen reccomended repeatedly is Jurassic Sand:
    https://www.jurassicsand.com/index.html

    However in the description it says, "Our sand clumps like cat litter for easy removal of waste and helps eliminate odors."

    I can't imagine clumping sand would be good for a gecko, so I wondered if I am missing something or if people use the play sand instead of the reptile sand?

    So for those of you who have geckos on sand, what do you reccomend? Thank you so much!
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    Hi PoppyDear ~

    Jerry Bergosh's Jurassic Reptile Sand is the exact sand I'd recommend for a Nll -- right from your former home state!

    Have you found a reputable care sheet yet?
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    Newbie here, I heard some story from my friend that, the gecko can accidentally eat the sand and might lead to death. Thank you for this guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by markappleyard View Post
    Newbie here, I heard some story from my friend that, the gecko can accidentally eat the sand and might lead to death. Thank you for this guide
    You're welcome, Mark.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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