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    Question: For geckos that don't have a naturalistic enclosure, do you all have dig boxes? IF so, what do you put in them?

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    I use coco fiber for some and paper towels for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I use coco fiber for some and paper towels for others.

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    Paper towels in a dig box? Could I get you to share a photo by any chance?

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    My favorite was sphagnum moss. I had to make the tough decision of rehoming them due to traveling. Just a warning ,any will likely be swallowed at some point while eating shed. It shouldn't be a problem if your gecko is healthy.
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    I like coco fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blush50 View Post
    My favorite was sphagnum moss. I had to make the tough decision of rehoming them due to traveling. Just a warning ,any will likely be swallowed at some point while eating shed. It shouldn't be a problem if your gecko is healthy.
    OK, a question on this. Donovan has a humid cave which is where he hangs out when he's ready to shed. I was kind of thinking of the dig box as more of an enrichment activity for him. He's very healthy, but I am not sure I'm comfortable with him eating the sphagnum moss. (Hi, slightly overprotective gecko mom here. )

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    I forgot to mention it's accidental ��. You may even find hair from your head in their feces. I get it trust me, it can be worrisome. I say the more you give him, the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blush50 View Post
    My favorite was sphagnum moss. I had to make the tough decision of rehoming them due to traveling. Just a warning ,any will likely be swallowed at some point while eating shed. It shouldn't be a problem if your gecko is healthy.
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    I like coco fiber.
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    OK, a question on this. Donovan has a humid cave which is where he hangs out when he's ready to shed. I was kind of thinking of the dig box as more of an enrichment activity for him. He's very healthy, but I am not sure I'm comfortable with him eating the sphagnum moss. (Hi, slightly overprotective gecko mom here. )
    How about cutting the sphagnum moss into small pieces PRIOR TO using it?

    Moistened coco fiber may work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    How about cutting the sphagnum moss into small pieces PRIOR TO using it?

    Moistened coco fiber may work.
    I'm glad Elizabeth quoted on this. I thought you meant for a humidity hide. Sorry about that.
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    I use a coco-fiber sphagnum moss blend, but only for my female when she's got eggs. My male tries to eat anything not made of stone...he does have a huge slice of natural loofah sponge to lay on in one of his moist hides, but he can't eat it.
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