Finding the best bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be tough. There are so many different products from which to choose. Reptile bedding is made using a range of materials, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a lot of choices to make when it pertains to buying reptile bedding.
The ideal choice for your cold-blooded buddy depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you wish to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles native environment as very closely as possible. For example, snakes like substrate made of sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products. We especially like wood shavings due to the fact that they are 99.9 percent dust-free in addition to eco-friendly. Lizards prefer to sleep on sand and gravel. Desert-dwellers, such as bearded dragons and skinks like walnut wheels that are ground into a sand-like consistency. Hermit crabs like a mixture of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that resembles what they would find on a tropical beach. Most sand items have a probiotic included that helps to break down organic waste. They maintains your pet's habitat clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand items in a selection of colors, consisting of black, red and yellow, to add a little pizzazz to your environment. If you have a pet turtle, you'll intend to get a substrate which contains riverbed sand, to bed simulate the turtle's native environment.
Some reptile owners favor to place a carpet liner in their animal's environment. This product can be used with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner offers a soft surface for your pet's underbelly. You can add various other bedding items, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Pet carpets are very easy to set up and also aid in reducing reptile smells. They can be eliminated, washed to tidy, and reinserted right into your animal habitat.
At Adventure Pets, our knowledgeable team will be happy to answer each of your animal reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your pet. They can also check to see if a specific product is in supply or special order a product for you. We welcome you to visit our Mandeville, LA shop soon.