Getting the best bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be tough. There are so several products from which to select. Reptile bedding is made using a selection of materials, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a great deal of choices to make when it comes to getting reptile bedding.
The right option for your cold-blooded buddy depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Preferably, you wish to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles natural environment as closely as possible. For example, snakes favor substrate made from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper items. We especially like wood shavings because they are 99.9 percent dust-free in addition to eco-friendly. Lizards like 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 combination of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that simulates what they would certainly find on a tropical coastline. Most sand products have a probiotic included that aids to break down organic waste. They maintains your animal's environment tidy and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a variety of hues, consisting of black, red and yellow, to add a little oomph to your habitat. If you have an animal turtle, you'll intend to get a substrate which contains riverbed sand, to bed resemble the turtle's natural environment.
Some reptile owners like to place a carpet liner in their pet's habitat. This item can be used with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner gives a soft surface area for your animal's underbelly. You can add other bedding products, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Pet carpets are simple to set up and also aid in lowering reptile odors. They can be eliminated, washed to tidy, and reinserted into your animal habitat.
At Bill's Wonderland of Pets, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to address each of your pet reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your animal. They can also check to see if a specific product is in stock or special order a product for you. We invite you to visit our Magnolia, NJ store soon.