Finding the right bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be challenging. There are so various items where to choose. Reptile bedding is made using a selection of products, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a great deal of choices to make when it comes to buying reptile bedding.
The ideal option for your cold-blooded buddy depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you intend to match your habitat's bedding to the reptiles native environment as carefully as possible. As an example, snakes choose substrate made from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products. We particularly like wood shavings due to the fact that they are 99.9 percent dust-free as well as eco-friendly. Lizards choose 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 imitates what they would find on a tropical beach. Most sand products have a probiotic included that helps to break down natural waste. They keeps your animal's environment tidy and fresh-smelling. You can get sand items in a variety of colors, including black, red and yellow, to add a little flair to your environment. If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate which contains riverbed sand, to bed simulate the turtle's natural surroundings.
Some reptile owners prefer to place a carpet liner in their pet's environment. This item can be used with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner gives a soft surface for your pet's underbelly. You can include various other bedding products, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Animal carpets are easy to mount and also assist in decreasing reptile smells. They can be removed, washed to clean, and reinserted right into your animal environment.
At Adventure Pets, our experienced personnel will be happy to answer each of your animal reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your animal. They can also inspect to see if a certain item remains in supply or special order a product for you. We invite you to visit our Mandeville, LA shop soon.