Getting the right bedding for your animal snake, turtle or lizard can be tough. There are so several products from which to select. Reptile bedding is made using a selection of products, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a lot of choices to make when it involves getting reptile bedding.
The right selection for your cold-blooded buddy depends in huge part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you want to match your habitat's bedding to the reptiles native environment as very closely as possible. As an example, snakes prefer substrate made of sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products. We especially like wood shavings because they are 99.9 percent dust-free as well as environmentally 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 mix of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a combination that imitates what they would certainly find on a tropical beach. Most sand products have a probiotic included that helps to break down natural waste. They maintains your animal's habitat clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a selection of hues, including black, red and yellow, to add a little oomph to your environment. If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate that contains riverbed sand, to bed simulate the turtle's native environment.
Some reptile owners favor to put a carpet liner in their animal's environment. This item can be made use of 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 other bedding products, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Animal carpets are easy to set up and also aid in decreasing reptile smells. They can be removed, rinsed to tidy, and reinserted right into your pet habitat.
At The Grooming Place Pet Shop, our well-informed personnel will be happy to address all of your animal reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your pet. They can also check to see if a specific product remains in supply or special order an item for you. We welcome you to visit our Chester, MD shop soon.