:welcome:what is the best bedding for cali king snakes and do they like or get on with sand ????? :2thumb:
Big sand particles :lol2:I would say best to use aspen or newspaper, aspen to look better and newspaper because it is easy to get hold of
Nothing wrong with sand as long as the particals arent too big
Iv got my cali king on aspen and with all the decor and cave, it looks very good
hope this helps
sand acctually isnt very good for any reps, if its ingested it wont be good personally my snakes love shredded new paper or kitchen roll but they also have natural looking lino on the floor looks nice easy and cheap to clean
I wouldn't use aspen as ive said many times before aspen gave one of my snakes RI (respitory infection) i hate the stuff and it smells when they mess on it an it doesnt absorb anything either
the aspen wouldnt cause RI though, be the lack of heat : victory:well he was living on it most his life before i had him, then when i got him he was very weazy and sneezing and my vet said he had a very bad RI that he must of had for a long time, and we put it down to his heating (or lack of in previous home)
so he was put back to normal heating and put on anti biotics (but kept on aspen) and it got better but still there
so got rid of the aspen and the sneezing cleared totally now hes in perfect health
Know what? That in the wild they spend much of their time underground? (And I am referring to a genus, not a species). And since at one point I was keeping and breeding sixteen different species and subspecies of Lampropeltis I would consider I know enough to make a statement with the experience to back it up.kings will be fine on newspaper mate.
Wait till you get mites and see what you keep them on then.
Seriously,they do not need to burrow and as long as you supply a hide,they are fine.
I thought you would know this about this sp. ?