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  1. Snakes
    I've decided to change up the substrate I'm housing my snakes on. They are currently happy on a mix of Humus/Cocofibre with a sprinkling of small size Orchid Bark. It allows plenty of burrowing and helps boost humidity just a bit around shedding. Plus it smells divine and looks pretty good. But...
  2. Lizards
    Hello i was wondering if i could get some input on this substrate i found at my local b&q and if its safe to use with my tegu. Verve Top Soil 25L | Departments | DIY at B&Q
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey all, Just wanted some advice on substrate for 2 Indian Stars. I haven't actually got them yet but I'm preparing their house ready for them. Can anyone tell me if this brand of topsoil is suitable please? And what mix do I need with play sand? Thanks a lot...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey, I'm wondering if anyone knows any good sites that will deliver topsoil? Homebase and B&Q only seem to do collection (or delivery on very large/bulk orders) but I'm currently not able to do a collection and don't need 875L of the stuff so was hoping they'd be somewhere that can deliver to...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, My baby horsfield is on a substrate of topsoil.... He has burrowed down (which is what I hoped he would do) but now only the top of his shell is poking out. Can he suffocate??? His face is totally covered under there.
  6. Lizards
    I'm stuck with what I'm pretty sure is a banded Uromastyx until I can find him a suitable home. He came to me on filthy sand. I'd like to give him something he can dig and tunnel around in but can't find much info on this. Is dry topsoil/potting soil/sand mix okay for him? Is there any reason...
  7. Lizards
    Ok, so I have finally finished changing my substrate from pure sand to a topsoil mix. I went and dug up some topsoil from my parents place (they have a large untouched pile of dirt in one of their fields so perfectly natural stuff). I didn't take pics throughout as my hands were pretty grubby...
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I would like a bit of advice about topsoil for my parents Hermans Tortoises. They purchased them about three years ago from a garden centre. They were mis-sold all the usual stuff such as the vivarium and heat mats etc. but soon learnt that this was not good for them so now they have...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone :) I spent the morning building a tortoise table for my little guy as he's getting bigger now :D Its 4ft x 3ft and I'm going to fill part of it with a topsoil/playsand mix. I was just wondering if compost is ok to use as topsoil or should I buy proper topsoil from B&Q (or wherever)...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    what is a good digging substrate other than topsil? please dont suggest topsoil as ive tried this and my tortoises ate the small stones ontop and caused some bleeding inside so im trying to avoid that. if you do want to suggest topsoil, then could you please explain how im supposed to get all...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi.. how do i help my horsfield dig? She is 2 years old, we have her in an indoor rabbit hutch one half filled with top soil and the other side a little bit of topsoil and hemp. She digs in the hemp easily but will not try in the soil even though it is deep enough. Can anyone help????
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