Getting the best bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be difficult. There are many different items to pick from.
The right option for your cold-blooded buddy depends on the species and sub-species. You want to match your habitat's bedding to the reptiles natural surroundings as closely as possible.
For example, snakes like substrate made of sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products.
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 uniformity.
Hermit crabs like a mix of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that mimics what they would find on a tropical coastline. Most sand items have a probiotic added that helps to break down natural waste. They keeps your pet's habitat clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a range of tones, including black, red and yellow, to add a little style to your environment.
If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate that contains riverbed sand, to resemble the turtle's natural surroundings.
Some reptile owners choose to place a carpet liner in their pet's environment. This can be used with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner gives a soft surface for your reptile'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 help in reducing reptile smells. They can be removed, rinsed to clean, and reinserted into your reptile's environment.
At One Stop Country Pet Supply, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer all of your questions, including what type of bedding is best for your pet. We can also check to see if a certain product is in stock or special order an item for you. We welcome you to visit our Brattleboro, VT store soon.