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  1. Lizards
    I currently use Beardie Life which my Uro (geyri) loves to burrow in. It looks great for a day or too but then it goes a sort-of faded white colour (not sure if this is heat or UV exposure). It is also a nightmare to replace and dispose of. Not to mention the price. What are people using on...
  2. Equipment & Supplies
    I have been looking everywhere, all my local pet shops, online, with friends but I can't get my hands on the substrate I use for my tortoise. I use plantation soil from exoterra and everywhere I look its sold out. My tortoise (henry) really needs some new substrate. Its starting to smell. Does...
  3. Snakes
    i am going over to a soil mix substrate in the new year (building bigger vivs while things are in brumation so not changing right now) but not particularly fussed on bioactive yet just naturalistic. i have read a few differences on the mix, like some people dont put coir in. is there different...
  4. Snakes
    I just upgraded my yearling Suriname BC from an Exo Terra Large Low with, I know, repti-carpet, to a brand new 6' Boaphile with Reptile Prime Coconut Fiber (not the fine). I moved her into her new home last night. She immediately burrowed under the substrate - the first time she has ever been...
  5. Snakes
    Was thinking of moving my sand boa onto a natural type substrate, something desert/Savannah like, I was looking at this brand https://landoflizards.co.uk/decor/substrate/soil-and-peats/lucky-reptile-desert-bedding-20-litre-db-20 Anyone ever use this before? if so does it hold burrows well...
  6. Snakes
    Hi all, 5 years since I last logged in :/ So for several years, I've kept all my snakes, one boa and 4 rat snakes on newspaper, originally changed them all from aspen as it was too messy and kept getting caught in the runners for the glass on my tanks. I recently swapped my boa on to...
  7. Lizards
    Hello, new leo owner here :) I've been reading into the minefield that is leo substrates...can I please get some advice on this one? https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/reptile/reptile-food/reptile-substrates/pets-at-home-leopard-gecko-substrate-10kg Can't find any reviews online, and...
  8. Lizards
    i am looking at getting western banded geckos (2-3) in either a 30x30x30 or a 45x45x30 exo terra and have been doing lots of research but cannot decide what substrate to use, a healthy wbg is just fine on sand but i kind of want to make it bioactive but i am not sure whether this is even...
  9. Amphibians
    I am in the process of setting up a tank for some fire bellied toads that I'm planning to get once lock down is over. I have plenty of experience with reptiles but this is will be my first amphibian and first time setting up any sort of water area. The set up is going to be roughly 50/50 land...
  10. Snakes
    I'm going to be upgrading my two corns and mexican black kingsnake soon and was wanting to switch up the substrate for a more natural look without going fully bioactive. All of them are currently on aspen shavings, but I was thinking of trying out cocoablox. Would this make a good substrate...
  11. Snakes
    So I've been using reptile carpet half of my dwarf boa's viv, with orchid bark on the other half. I have two equal pieces of carpet so i can just swap them over while washing the other. All seemed well... then today I went to feed him, which i usually do over his basking slate or over his...
  12. Habitat
    Hi All, a quick question on bioactive substrates. I've got a Panther chameleon living in an enclosure with bioactive substrate, He's been in the current tank for almost 2 years, and I was wondering if anyone else has done anything to refresh the substrate? I feed the bugs in there with vegetable...
  13. Lizards
    Hello, I'm very new to lizard care and this is my first one. His name is Panem and I've had him for ~2 years now. He's still DEATHLY scared of me. He only comes out of his cave if I'm moving slowly or sitting and doing something. And if I do move around, he freezes and stares at me, and runs if...
  14. Amphibians
    Being in the UK, I can't buy ABG. I don't need a drainage layer, as it's a purpose built vivarium, with a sloping bottom. The more I read on what recipe to use, the more confused I get as people on forums seem to disagree on so many things (e.g. whether to use charcoal or not and what type)...
  15. Lizards
    Hey, I'm wondering if anyone can help me, I recently purchased an Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink which requires a humidity level of around the 60 - 80% range. I've done a lot of research on suitable substrates to use, I settled for Coconut Husk as the main bedding with Sphagnum Moss mixed over...
  16. Newbie Advice
    Please help if you would consider yourself an expert Okay, so I’m in need of some serious help taking care of my leopard gecko. I’m so confused about the lighting and heating aspect. My brain just does not work this way. I’ve pretty much read the entirety of the internet and still have...
  17. Snakes
    I was thinking of keeping my first ball python that I would get in a mix of coco fiber and coco husk, is that a good substrate for it. Also I cant find something with the name coco fiber in my local shop. Is this the same as coco fiber? Κοκοφοίνικας - Χούμους 60l - www.feeders.gr...
  18. Lizards
    Hey guys I'm looking to making all my animals a more naturalistic setup and I'm struggling with 2 of my lizards and 1 of my snakes. I was wondering if anyone can give me some opinions on a natural looking substrate for a Starred Agama, Golden Skink and a Common Boa. Right now my Agama is on...
  19. Snakes
    Salutations, friends! So I got a ball python and a red tail boa 4 weeks ago. My bp is housed in a wood glass enclosure, while my rtb is in a tub glass enclosure with paper towels as substrate. Their temperatures are spot on 90-95f on the hot side, 70-75f cold side. The humidity in both...
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