bedding

  1. Дружок

    Lucky Reptile Tortoise Bedding

    Does anyone have experience with the Lucky Reptile Tortoise Bedding? https://www.avonturiashop.nl/lucky-reptile-tortoise-bedding-20l.html We now use Lucky Reptile Humus Brick on advise of the store we bought our Russian Tortoise...
  2. Geode890

    Cypress Mulch Alternatives

    Hey everyone. I asked a tangentially related question quite awhile ago, so sorry for the potential double-posting, but would anyone happen to know of any alternatives for cypress mulch in a tortoise enclosure? For the past handful of years, I've been using cypress mulch, but for some reason I've...
  3. T

    Substrate Mixing

    Hello, I have a Herman’s tortoise and recentlybought loose coconut Fiber but it keeps getting into his eyes and such so I added reptile bark, is that okay that I mixed substrates? Thank youuuuu
  4. TurtleyTom

    Best substrate for russian tortoises?

    I'm getting a russian tortoise in the near future and was wondering what the best type of substrate for them is. I've done a lot of research but there seems to be a lot of contrasting opinions. Anyone have any suggestions?
  5. Medsua973

    Koop clean

    has anyone heard of or used Koop Clean it is chopped hay and straw with sweetpdz. I can’t seem to find any information on the natural additive to see if it is tort safe? I was thinking about switching the bedding and a coworker recommend saying it stays dry and very easy to clean
  6. Magicmoon

    Substrate opinions?

    I have my Russian tortoise in plain soil and it seems to irritate his eyes, so I am thinking about switching to coco coir. Is there any difference between what I can get at a garden store and petco? At petco they have zoo med eco earth coconut fiber substrate, would that be better or...
  7. S

    Need advice! Brand new tortoise owner.

    Hello, My in laws just gave me two baby desert tortoises. They keep theirs in an outdoor area but where I live I’m a little worried that isn’t such a good idea yet due to the amount of predators we have. I had a few questions I was hoping y’all would be kind enough to answer . 1. What is...
  8. TortMom6

    Bedding/Substrate Query

    This may sound ignorant but bear with me a minute here. It is true that being outside is best for tortoises, then it follows to reason that the ground (dirt/grass/outside stuff) is the best bedding/substrate. Right? If the above statement is true then would the best bedding/substrate for an...
  9. Sarahjayne1991

    Russian/horsefield

    Hi there, A while ago I posted here for help regarding A baby tortoise I rescued. In that thread I was told his substrate should be damp. I've now has lots of conflicting information saying that damp substrate will cause respiratory infections and I'm terrified! So I just want to check whether...
  10. B

    Worried first time owners (11 month Horsfield)

    Hello guys. I bought my fiancee and I a Horsfield at the start of the year (it was via www.thetortoiseshop.com) and we've called him Peewee. When we got him, he came with a tortoise table, a lamp with a combination UVA/UVB bulb, bedding (I think it was aspen) and the food bowls etc. (I've...
  11. Lucky The Tortoise

    What to do about ant infestation?

    So, I accidentally spilled some water in Lucky's bedding, when I saw a huge swarm of ants come running out of the wet substrate. The nest is right where he eats, and I don't want the ants stealing his food or scaring him (he doesn't want to come out of his burrow.) My mom started setting out...
  12. wonderfulwildlife

    Red foot hatchling bedding depth & ventilation

    How deep should the bedding be for a RF hatchling & how deep of an enclosure should I have indoors (so it can’t escape)? I’ve heard they should have 4-5 inches of bedding (I plan on using clean potting soil with red mulch & sphagnum moss). Is any container too deep that it prevents air flow or...
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