Getting the right bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be challenging. There are so several products from which to pick. Reptile bedding is made using a variety of products, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a great deal of choices to make when it comes to purchasing reptile bedding.
The best choice for your cold-blooded companion depends in large part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you want to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles natural surroundings as closely as possible. For example, snakes favor substrate constructed from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products. We particularly like wood shavings because 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 mix of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a combination that mimics what they would certainly find on a tropical coastline. Most sand products have a probiotic added that assists to break down organic waste. They keeps your pet's habitat tidy and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a range of shades, including black, red and yellow, to add a little style to your environment. If you have an animal turtle, you'll wish to get a substrate that contains riverbed sand, to bed simulate the turtle's natural environment.
Some reptile owners favor to put a carpet liner in their pet's environment. This product can be made use of with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner provides a soft surface for your pet's underbelly. You can add other bedding items, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Animal carpets are very easy to mount and also assist in decreasing reptile smells. They can be removed, rinsed to tidy, and reinserted into your pet environment.
At The Pet Authority, our experienced team will be happy to respond to each of your pet reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your animal. They can also inspect to see if a particular product is in supply or special order an item for you. We welcome you to visit our Albert Lea, MN shop soon.