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Bearded Dragon Substrate *URGENT*

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  1. TortoiseRacket

    TortoiseRacket Well-Known Member

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    HI, everyone! I just rescued a beardie with MBD. I’m using aspen now, but I don’t like it. I don’t want to use tile or newspaper or paper towels. He can’t lift his cloaca off the ground, so NO SAND! Would alfalfa pellets, Sani-chips, or large river rocks work, or which would be best? Thanks!


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  2. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Alfalfa pellets or the compressed grass type bedding will work. I've used sani-chips in the past too. None of these three caused me any problem.
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    You just have to watch the alfalfa pellets close because if they get wet at all they mold fast
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    Do you know if most Petcos have Sani-chips?
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    I get mine from a local pet store or a feed store.
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    What about reptile carpet?
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