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Q: Desert Vivarium for a Leo?
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All of my geckos live in planted vivs, except for my leopard gecko. I would like to put together a nice planted viv with some succulents. She eats her roaches out of a dish, and I've got some slate tile pieces and whatnot to cover a lot of the exposed dirt, so I'm not worried about impaction. What I'm looking for is some inspiration. Some of you leo keepers *must* have some nice planted vivs. I've Googled the heck out of the subject, and cruised many forums. I'd like to see any examples the iHerp community has!

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Topics: Caging , Caging Plans
Tags: Caging, Eublepharis, Habitat, Macularius, Planted
Species: Lizards > Geckos > Eublepharis macularius
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Member Comment 11/1/2009 8:12:44 PM

This is the longest ive seen a question go without an answer. Im impressed and disturbed.
Member Comment 11/2/2009 1:58:16 AM

Have you read "The Art of Keeping Snakes"? I know leo's aren't snakes but the BSS substrate and some arrid plants might work well with them.?
Author Comment 11/2/2009 9:41:37 AM

Yep, I own the Art of keeping snakes, and that's pretty much what I was planning on...I just wanted to see photos of other people's desert vivs for leos. I was hoping for some inspiration.
Member Comment 11/2/2009 5:00:30 PM

Looks like you haven't gotten any yet I think alot of people go for the "sterile" approach with leo's
Member Comment 11/2/2009 5:00:36 PM

I was hoping to see peoples pictures, I've never done an arid set up and would like to try but I was hoping to see pics as well...
Member Comment 11/3/2009 12:04:35 AM

i have almost begged for pictures for viv insperation, and i got nada except "do research". I have just given up, and made a f'ugly live viv for my tokay. Good luck, and when you get it done, post some pics for me lol ;)
Member Comment 11/6/2009 10:34:02 AM

I go with the sterile setup it just works better. That being said, a while ago when I had my first few I was using a  20L with live plants and sand base. It worked very well. It was easy to clean and nice to look at  but I think you might be looking for more sorry I couldnt be more helpful.
Member Comment 1/17/2011 11:41:02 PM


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