Getting the best bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be challenging. There are various items to pick from.
The right choice for your cold-blooded companion depends on the species and sub-species. You want to match your habitat's bedding to the reptiles natural environment as closely as possible.
For example, snakes like 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 mixture of sand, silt, and coconut fiber, a mix that mimics what they would find on a tropical beach. Most sand items have a probiotic included that assists to break down natural waste. They keeps your pet's habitat clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand items in a range of tones, 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 that contains riverbed sand, to imitate the turtle's natural environment.
Some reptile owners prefer to place a carpet liner in their pet's habitat. 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 other bedding items, such as bark, wood shavings, or moss over the carpet. Pet carpets are simple to install and also help in reducing reptile smells. They can be removed, washed to clean, and reinserted right into your reptile's environment.
At Love's Pets, our knowledgeable team 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 certain product is in stock or special order a product for you. We welcome you to visit our Agoura Hills, CA store soon.