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Pine beding?

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Joeanddeb, Jan 6, 2010.

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  1. Joeanddeb

    Joeanddeb New Member

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    Is it true that pine wood beding is not good for my RT???
  2. ChiKat

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    That is true. Pine bedding contains oils that are harmful to a tortoise.
    You can use aspen if you like the idea of a wood shaving, but I personally would use something that can hold moisture to create humidity. A coconut coir/sand mix or cypress mulch are great substrates.
  3. Joeanddeb

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    We live in Florida so the Humidity is always very good :).

    Ill try the cypress mulch and see how he likes that. Thank you so much
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    Yes, do not use pine. The oil and dust it produces are toxic.
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