Getting the ideal bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be tough. There are just so several items from which to choose. Reptile bedding is made using a range of products, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a great deal of decisions to make when it comes to purchasing reptile bedding.
The best choice for your cold-blooded friend depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Ideally, you want to match your habitat's bedding to the reptiles native environment as carefully as possible. As an example, snakes choose substrate constructed from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper items. We particularly like wood shavings because they are 99.9 percent dust-free along with 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 uniformity. Hermit crabs like a mixture of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that simulates what they would find on a tropical coastline. Most sand items have a probiotic added that assists to break down natural waste. They maintains your animal's environment tidy and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a selection of shades, consisting of black, red and yellow, to add a little flair to your habitat. If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate which contains riverbed sand, to bed mimic the turtle's natural surroundings.
Some reptile owners choose to place a carpet liner in their animal's environment. This product can be made use of with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner offers a soft surface for your animal's underbelly. You can add other bedding items, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Pet carpets are simple to set up and also aid in reducing reptile odors. They can be removed, washed to tidy, and reinserted into your animal environment.
At Buckles Feed Depot & Pet Supply, our educated staff will be happy to answer all of your pet reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your pet. They can also inspect to see if a particular item remains in supply or special order an item for you. We welcome you to visit our Lafayette, IN shop soon.