Western hognose, I have her on shredded aspen 1.5” deep for her substrate (Zoo Med snake bedding). I wanted to know if the other hognose owners prefer the tiny chipped version over the shredded and which version do the hoggies seem to prefer. The breeder just said use aspen so I bought what I used in the past for other species but when he shipped her she was on chipped, go figure right. I just kept the shredded I had in the tub as it was already set up and she seems to be doing good with it so far but if the other is what I should be using I will switch to it next time I clean her tub. So far she isn’t showing much stress, not to say she couldn’t be harboring a mountains worth in her drama filled head. I have had her since 7/19, she ate for me the first time I tried to feed on 7/24 (l waited 4-5 days so she could calm down from the shipping stress, also I just leave the pinky in the tub with her for a couple of hours). She refused to eat for me the second time I tried to feed on 7/29, I was originally worried it was stress until I saw her the next day and she was in full blue. She had a perfect shed on Wed so I tried to feed again today and when I went to put the pinky in her enclosure with the tongs she literally slithered up with her mouth open to where I was going to place it and leave it for her (which was only maybe 3” from where she was laying previously) and gently took it off the tongs. So the set up must not be stressing her too much if she is eating, that and she is burrowing fiend so it seems to be working in that sense as well.