Peat moss?

saleena.lewis

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I just got home from a trip to home depot. I have a yearling redfoot tortoise and I am in the process of upgrading his enclosure. At home depot I bought some sphagnum peat moss. I am not sure if it is safe or not. I obviously didn't have time to just research in home depot so I just bought it because it was $4. It is by the brand Miracle Grow. Can somebody tell me if it is safe or not? I will attach a pic of the bag. If it's not safe just let me know and I just won't use it.
 

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The major problem with “stuff” like this from Miracle Gro is that they add all kinds of additives and soil surfactants & other junk that is GOOD for soil & plants augmentation, BUT bad for reptiles that might ingest the stuff while they eat or explore their enclosures.

You want to get 100% pure things. Orchid bark, fir bark, cypress mulch - no additives, nothing else.

You can see right here...they have ADDED something....

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Its not a good substrate anyway. In some cases it will burn the bottom of their shell and promote shell rot.
 
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