Exo Terra Coco Husk Brick Tropical Terrarium Reptile Substrate

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Description

Exo Terra Coco Husk is made from compressed coconut husk from the plantations of tropical Asia. This ecological substrate is ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium and is totally safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals.

Key Benefits
  • Made from compressed coconut husk from the plantations of tropical Asia
  • Ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium and is totally safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals
  • Increases humidity in terrariums and stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior
  • 100% natural substrate ideal for natural terrarium set-ups
  • Absorbent and naturally bacterial and fungi resistant

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  • Item Number
    96485
  • Brand
    Hagen
  • Litter & Bedding Type
    Coconut Fiber
  • Reptile Type
    Tortoise, Insect, Snake, Hermit Crab, Frog, Lizard, Bearded Dragon, Newt
Instructions

Place the brick in a 2.6-gallon bucket and add about 7 tablespoons of water. Let it soak for about 30 minutes until it completely absorbs. Stir the substrate to ensure that no clumps remain and that the substrate is ready to use.

Spread a 1-2" layer of Exo Terra Coco Husk on the terrarium floor (up to 4" when used for burrowing animals or as planting soil). Water or mist the substrate according to the humidity level required and use an Exo Terra Hygrometer (#13367) to monitor the humidity level.

Rating: 4.4 of 5 stars 20 Reviews 20 Reviews 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 4.4 of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good choice!

    By Jeszi on Apr 12, 2021

    This was my first time using compressed substrate and it absorbed SO quickly! It was very easy to do and the instructions were very clear. I just don't like how stringy it is. I wish it were more like chips because the stringy husk gets caught in my snakes' mouths a lot.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    coco husk brick

    By dolly on Feb 16, 2021

    this did not absorb as much water as the more powdery coco product. it was much easier to break up though.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    too stringy

    By trey on Oct 26, 2020

    I have been ordering this coconut husk for about a year and a half and I have always loved it. It’s perfect for holding humidity in my ball python enclosure. However the bricks I just ordered were so stringy, with hardly any actual coconut husk chips. The chunks of husk that were in it are very big

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful for planted terrariums

    By Rae507 on Oct 13, 2020 top500Contributor

    I don't use this straight for any of our reptiles, hermit crabs or amphibians because it is too chunky, but it is the perfect addition into soil mixes to offer aeration. Also great for protecting the base of plants! Have never had a bad brick, the quality has always been perfect.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Stuff

    By JenWee85 on Jun 1, 2020 top25Contributor

    I don't forsee me ever using anything else. It holds humidity well and it is easy to just pick up the poop. I don't have to do full cleanings that often either. Just when it starts to smell, which is about every other month.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for my Russian tortoise!

    By Catmom94 on Jan 27, 2020

    Never any bugs, easy to expand and perfect texture for my Russian tortoise's indoor enclosure!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Holds humidity wonderfully for my Ball Python

    By CRowland on Mar 2, 2020

    Holds humidity wonderfully for my Ball Python. Plus it is soft.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best substrate

    By Hannah on Nov 16, 2019

    My favorite substrate for my snakes that need decent humidity.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    For my turtle

    By mama on Jul 14, 2019

    Had to purchase this since the moss was out of stock.It's okay does not work as well for his burrowing, dry's out alot faster.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Straining May Be Necessary

    By Jess on Sep 10, 2018

    Normally, I am all for the Exo Terra bricks over the loose bags. The first time I used this brick, it went beautifully. The other 2 times I used it it did not go great. The second time I had to use a strainer to get the pieces out of the water b/c it didn't absorb as much. The third and last time I used it... honestly, the water wasn't absorbing, I put it in a closet to give it more time and have it out of my way, and then I forgot it existed. Until days later when I went in the closet. The loose bag is $1 cheaper and I just ordered 5 bags of it. I'm just going to spray down the loose stuff for my ball pythons.

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