Finding the right bedding for your pet snake, turtle or lizard can be challenging. There are many different products to select 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 surroundings as closely as possible.
As an example, snakes favor substrate made from sand, gravel and stone, wood shavings, and paper products.
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 imitates what they would find on a tropical beach. Most sand items have a probiotic added that helps to break down organic waste. They keeps your pet's environment clean and fresh-smelling. You can get sand products in a selection 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 which contains riverbed sand, to resemble the turtle's natural surroundings.
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 provides 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 assist in minimizing reptile smells. They can be removed, washed to clean, and reinserted right into your reptile's habitat.
At Paws Inn Pet Essentials, our well-informed staff will be happy to answer all of your questions, including what type of bedding is best for your pet. We 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 Waconia, MN store soon.