Getting the best bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be difficult. There are several products to choose from.
The right option for your cold-blooded friend depends on the species and sub-species. You want to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles natural environment as closely as possible.
For example, snakes favor substrate made of sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products.
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 blend of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a combination that imitates what they would find on a tropical coastline. Most sand products have a probiotic included that assists to break down organic waste. They maintains your pet's environment clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand items in a variety of colors, including black, red and yellow, to add a little style to your habitat.
If you have a pet turtle, you'll want to get a substrate which contains riverbed sand, to resemble the turtle's natural environment.
Some reptile owners prefer to put 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 various other bedding items, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Pet carpets are simple to install and also help in decreasing reptile odors. They can be removed, rinsed to clean, and reinserted into your reptile's habitat.
At Bill's Wonderland of Pets, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer all of your questions, including what type of bedding is best for your reptile. We can also check to see if a particular product is in stock or special order a product for you. We invite you to visit our Magnolia, NJ store soon.