Getting the appropriate bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be tough. There are just so various products from which to choose. Reptile bedding is made using a selection of materials, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a lot of choices to make when it pertains to buying reptile bedding.
The appropriate option for your cold-blooded companion depends in large part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you intend to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles natural surroundings as very closely as possible. For instance, snakes prefer substrate made of sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products. We specifically like wood shavings because they are 99.9 percent dust-free in addition to eco-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 uniformity. Hermit crabs like a blend of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that imitates what they would find on a tropical coastline. Most sand products have a probiotic included that helps to break down natural waste. They keeps your animal's habitat clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand items in a range of tones, consisting of black, red and yellow, to add a little style to your habitat. If you have a pet turtle, you'll wish to get a substrate that contains riverbed sand, to bed simulate the turtle's natural surroundings.
Some reptile owners choose to place a carpet liner in their animal's habitat. This item can be used with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner provides 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. Animal carpets are simple to mount and also assist in minimizing reptile odors. They can be removed, rinsed to tidy, and reinserted right into your pet environment.
At Pet Supply Port, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to address each of your pet reptile inquiries, including what type of bedding is best for your animal. They can also inspect to see if a specific product is in supply or special order a product for you. We invite you to visit our Saukville, WI store soon.