Discovering the appropriate bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be challenging. There are just so several items from which to select. Reptile bedding is made using a variety of products, everything from tree bark to coconut fiber, so there are a lot of decisions to make when it pertains to getting reptile bedding.
The appropriate option for your cold-blooded friend depends in big part on the species and sub-species. Ideally, you want to match your environment's bedding to the reptiles natural surroundings as carefully as possible. As an example, snakes choose substrate constructed from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products. We especially like wood shavings because they are 99.9 percent dust-free along with environmentally 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 uniformity. Hermit crabs like a combination of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that imitates what they would certainly find on a tropical coastline. Most sand products have a probiotic included that helps to break down organic waste. They maintains your pet's environment clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand items in a range of colors, consisting of black, red and yellow, to add a little style to your habitat. If you have an animal turtle, you'll want to get a substrate which contains riverbed sand, to bed mimic the turtle's natural environment.
Some reptile owners prefer to put a carpet liner in their animal's environment. This item can be used with most reptiles and can be cut to fit your tank. A carpet liner provides a soft surface 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 very easy to set up and also aid in reducing reptile smells. They can be removed, washed to tidy, and reinserted right into your animal habitat.
At Liz's Pet Shop, our experienced personnel will be happy to respond to each of your pet reptile questions, including what type of bedding is best for your pet. They can also check to see if a specific item is in stock or special order an item for you. We invite you to visit our Chicago, IL store soon.