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Aeluroscalabotes felinus

Cat Gecko

Scientific Name: Aeluroscalabotes felinus

Best substrate for a Cat Eyed Gecko Aeluroscalabotes felinus ReptiChip
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History/Facts

The Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus) is a unique and fascinating species, known for its distinct physical and behavioral traits that set it apart from other geckos. One of the most notable features of the Cat Gecko is its large, cat-like eyes, which give it an almost feline appearance and are highly adapted for nocturnal activity. These eyes, with their vertical pupils, allow the gecko to see exceptionally well in low-light conditions, making it an adept hunter of insects and small invertebrates during the night. Additionally, Cat Geckos have a prehensile tail, which they use for balance and gripping branches as they navigate their arboreal habitat. This tail also serves as a fat storage organ, helping them survive periods when food is scarce.

Behaviorally, Cat Geckos exhibit several intriguing traits that enhance their survival and reproductive success. They are primarily solitary and highly territorial, with individuals only coming together during the breeding season. Males will often engage in vocalizations and displays to attract females and ward off rivals. One of the most remarkable aspects of their reproduction is their use of temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD), where the incubation temperature of the eggs determines the sex of the offspring. This adaptive strategy allows the gecko populations to balance their sex ratios according to environmental conditions. Furthermore, Cat Geckos are known for their defensive behaviors; when threatened, they may wave their tail to distract predators, or even drop it as a last resort to escape. This autotomized tail will later regenerate, although it will never be as perfect as the original. These unique characteristics make the Cat Gecko a particularly interesting subject for herpetologists and reptile enthusiasts alike.

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ReptiChip is made by cat gecko lovers, for cat gecko lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect cat gecko bedding for your pet.

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Common Cat Gecko Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your cat gecko by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your cat gecko.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your cat gecko.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your cat gecko. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your cat gecko.

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