4 Bedding Options for you Pet Snake

August 29th, 2019

There are a lot of different options to choose from in regards to snake bedding so it is crucial you make an informed decision on which one you choose for your pet snake.  You must consider: your budget, the species of snake you own and how you want it to look in the cage before making your decision. We look at some of the pros and cons of four types of bedding options for your pet snake.

Newspaper/Paper Towels
Pro   
– Cheap
– Easy to obtain
– Easy to replace

Con
– Are not easy to burrow through
– Not very decorative

Sand
Pro 
-Perfect for burrowing snakes
– Decorative
– Comes in a range of colours

Con
– Snakes can ingest sand causing serious problems
– Sand can get stuck under snake’s scales which can cause serious problems
– Becomes soiled quickly will have to be completely replaced

Carpeting
Pro
– Cheep
– Can be washed and cleaned
– Comes in an array of colours

Con
– Easily soiled
– Not good for burrowing snakes

Cyprus Mulch
Pro
– Snakes can easily dig around
– Cheep
– Retains humidity
– Looks good
– Odour-controlling properties

Con
– You have to bake the mulch for over an hour in the oven to any kill and mites or other parasites that might be living in the mulch.

 

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