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RE: Cage pic and description

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Posted by: markg at Mon Jul 2 14:18:33 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

This is a 3ft Neodesha Plastics cage - about 34 wide by 18 deep. There are 2 leos in there.

Heat strip (3-inch wide Flexwatt) is run the length of the cage along the bottom rear and attaches with Velcro. Cage is elevated using felt pads - the heavy duty ones - so as to have the heater clear the floor. Temp is 85 deg over the heater. In Winter, I hang a low watt incandescent in there to help keep the air temps above 65 deg.

Hides are made from pink foam insulation sheet. I cut pieces, glued them with low-temp hot glue, and painted with low-VOC water-based paint. They love these hides. And they are lightweight and cannot hurt them.

The two leos tend to stay apart. One is female, the other I'm not sure yet, but they spend most of the time hiding in their own area, not together. I even feed them in separate dishes.

I use packaging paper as substrate, which is probably unprinted newspaper going by the feel and weight of it. You can use coir fiber if you want if feeding in dishes, and I may go back to that myself, but for now I am using this paper, and they are happy and feed very well.

Oh and there are two containers on the cool side with holes in the lids. Filled with moist coir fiber. The geckos do use these on occasion, especially at shed time.



   

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