Finding the right bedding for your animal snake, turtle or lizard can be difficult. There are just so several products where to pick. 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 concerns purchasing reptile bedding.
The ideal option for your cold-blooded buddy depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you want to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles natural surroundings as carefully as possible. For example, snakes choose substrate made from 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 along with environmentally friendly. Lizards favor 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 mimics what they would find on a tropical coastline. Most sand products have a probiotic added that assists to break down organic waste. They keeps 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 oomph to your habitat. If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate that contains riverbed sand, to bed mimic the turtle's natural environment.
Some reptile owners choose to put 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 area for your animal's underbelly. You can include various other bedding products, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Pet carpets are simple to mount and also help in lowering reptile smells. They can be eliminated, washed to clean, and reinserted right into your animal habitat.
At Buckles Feed Depot & Pet Supply, our experienced team will be happy to address all of your animal reptile inquiries, including what type of bedding is best for your animal. They can also check to see if a certain item remains in stock or special order a product for you. We invite you to visit our Lafayette, IN store soon.