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Hey guys and girls, just bought 1.1 el salvador boa's the other day, currently keeping them on orchid bark (what i had in at the time) and was told they will be fine on it.

my OH went to buy some more orchid bark, as i used the last of it on the boa's, and was told that orchid bark isn't good for boas, and it will make them ill. she didn't know what to do, and bought beech chips which the shop suggested. (i really don't like beech chip, but anyway..)

Basically, i'm wanting to know, IS orchid bark bad for the boa's? they're 2 and a half years old (pictures are in the snake pictures thread titled El Salvador Boa's)

Any input on this would be a good help.

Thanks :2thumb:
 

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bump

anyone at all? :blush:
 

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orchid bark is fine, no idea what the shop is talking about TBH
Me either, i figured it would be ok, plus it keeps humidity up a lot better than beech chips. :devil:
 

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orchid bark is good for holding humudity up


ian
So there won't be any health risks towards the boa's with the orchid bark?..
Sounds completely random being told "orchid bark will make them ill" "here buy these beech chips, they need this"

Sounds like the shop just wanted a sale..(they'd just sold out of orchid bark)
 

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well of coarse El salvadors come from the jungles of
S America so dry beech chips are there natural substrate!!


DOH!


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