Dig Box substrate?

Blush50

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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.
 
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. :lol: )
 

Blush50

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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.
 

Elizabeth Freer

Active member
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.

I like coco fiber.

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. :lol: )

How about cutting the sphagnum moss into small pieces PRIOR TO using it?

Moistened coco fiber may work.
 
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.
 

Blush50

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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.

I agree with the coco fiber sphagnum moss blend for digging
 

acpart

Active member
I also thought you meant a humid hide. Obviously there's no digging possible with paper towel. For a humid hide, I use a tupperware (or equivalent) container, turn it lid-side down, cut a hole in the side and put paper towel on the bottom which I then mist as needed.

Aliza
 
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.

Hmmm..... I hadn't thought about putting sponge in his humid hide. Does your gecko drink from his actual water bowl? I've been using paper towels in his humid hide, but I need to keep it SO moist in there because that's the only place he actually drinks water.

As far as the dig box, now that he's getting adventurous, I want to try and give him more enrichment. I've also ordered a folding table that I will be setting up as a safe environment for when I take him out of his enclosure.
 
I think mine drink...though I've only caught them on very rare occasions lol.
I have small lids from little condiment-size Tupperware that is right outside their warm hides. Nel either drinks out of it or plays in it because its dumped and moved about every other day. They both have three water dishes each near each hide.
Mostly they get their moisture from their bugs. Wyrm won't eat roaches on his own and I feed him with forceps, so nights he gets roaches I dunk them in the water first so he gets a few extra drops that way too.
 
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