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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:49 am

Is there no safe substrate for these things? This is ridiculous. One of my geckos has decided that she likes to eat the paper towel substrate. I caught her doing it this morning. I'm planning on getting some repti-carpet today, and hopefully she won't try to eat that. If so, I might just have to use tile. There was a bowl full of mealworms and she wanted to eat paper. Goofy critter.

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Post  Jimbojack on Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:11 am

yeah thats weird man. Havent seen that one. Repticarpet is great but they can their nails caught in it. other than that its great. gotta love the quirkey things they do.
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Post  Snakeman on Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:54 am

Michael,
That's a first.
Never heard of that before.
Believe it or not I never used paper towels with my leos.
All I used was Repticarpet and I never had any problems
with it, but if that leo of yours bites the Repticarpet, he/she
may get their teeth hung in it.

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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:01 am

I guess she is "special" Laughing . She only seems to like the parts of the paper towel that have ripped and are sticking up, of course she did the ripping too. As long as the repticarpet stays flat, I don't think she will try to eat it. I might be better off going with tile.

I seem to attract animals that like to eat weird things. My dachshound cost us about $2000 in surgery bills because she liked to eat rope when she was little.

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Post  Snakeman on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:05 am

Laughing Laughing
Your critters must take after their owner..... (sushi)

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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:07 am

Don't knock it until you've tried it Larry. Sushi is great! And I don't mean Chinese buffet sushi. I'm talking about the good stuff. I'm going to have to take you to Sumo or Okura sometime.

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Post  Snakeman on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:12 am

You'll have to drag me kicking and screaming. No

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Post  Bryan Arens on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:13 am

Hey, Michael since Larry won't go I would be glad to go, I could live off of sushi, I love the stuff.
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Post  Bryan Arens on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:18 am

Michael, my little brother had a box turtle when we were kids that would eat newspaper.
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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:08 pm

Bryan Arens wrote:Hey, Michael since Larry won't go I would be glad to go, I could live off of sushi, I love the stuff.

Me too. I could eat it for 3+ meals per day, and I did when I visited Japan. If you love sushi, you should really plan a trip there someday.

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Post  gatsu7 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:12 pm

Bryan Arens wrote:Michael, my little brother had a box turtle when we were kids that would eat newspaper.

We should start a support group for owners of animals with pica Laughing .

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Post  Bryan Arens on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:48 pm

Well our dog hasn't eaten paper yet, but we had to take a toy away from her today since we found parts of it shredded and missing. She must have eaten it, since we can't find the parts anywhere. It was an elephant with a rope in the middle of it, and now its missing feet and an ear.
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Post  PatHigdon on Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:59 am

I have had issues with Leos eating paper towels. So I swithced to newspaper.

As for sushi, I put it on a hook and use it for fish bait. Its not as rare as people think, you can find sushi at any bait shop in Americal. Wink
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Post  gatsu7 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:20 am

PatHigdon wrote:I have had issues with Leos eating paper towels. So I swithced to newspaper.

As for sushi, I put it on a hook and use it for fish bait. Its not as rare as people think, you can find sushi at any bait shop in Americal. Wink

I have yet to find BBQ eel, boiled octopus, squid, tuna, salmon, red snapper, or any other common sushi fish at a bait shop. I didn't think I would like it either, but once you get over the "this is raw fish" stigma, it really does taste good. It's no different than getting over the "this is a dead cow" stigma of eating steak, or "this is old milk with bacteria in it" of eating cheese.

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