Discovering the ideal bedding for your animal snake, turtle or lizard can be challenging. There are just so many different products from which to choose. Reptile bedding is made using a variety of materials, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a lot of decisions to make when it involves purchasing reptile bedding.
The best choice for your cold-blooded buddy depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you wish to match your habitat's bedding to the reptiles natural surroundings as carefully as possible. For example, snakes like substrate made from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper items. 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 uniformity. Hermit crabs like a mixture of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that imitates what they would find on a tropical coastline. Most sand items have a probiotic added that helps to break down organic waste. They maintains your animal's environment clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a range of shades, including black, red and yellow, to add a little pizzazz to your environment. If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate that contains riverbed sand, to bed mimic the turtle's native environment.
Some reptile owners like to place a carpet liner in their animal's habitat. This product can be utilized with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner offers a soft surface for your pet's underbelly. You can include other bedding items, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Animal carpets are simple to mount and also aid in decreasing reptile smells. They can be eliminated, rinsed to clean, and reinserted right into your animal environment.
At Rutherford Pet Supply, our well-informed personnel will be happy to respond to all of your animal reptile concerns, including what type of bedding is best for your animal. They can also inspect to see if a certain item remains in stock or special order an item for you. We invite you to visit our Spindale Rutherfordton, NC shop soon.