Exo Terra Coco Husk Brick Tropical Terrarium Reptile Substrate

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Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
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About This Item

  • 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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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions


I’m curious if this is suitable for a dog box for rats?
Answer by ChewyJul 02, 2020
This substrate may be used in a digging box for rats.

Is this suitable for a teguS? How often should it be changed?
Answer by ChewyJun 11, 2021
This substrate may be used for Tegu. It is recommended to change any soiled substrate daily.

Does his stuff rot in water? I'm not going to be putting it in plain water, but just in case if it falls in it and I don't find it right away...
Answer by ChewyJun 10, 2018
This substrate is absorbent and naturally bacterial and fungi resistant.

Can I use this for turtles?
Answer by ChewyDec 03, 2020
This product is intended for Tortoise, Insect, Snake, Hermit Crab, Frog & Newt, Lizard, Bearded Dragon. This also ideal for burrowing or digging animals


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25 Customer Reviews



Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By ScottB on Feb 20, 2022

All fiber, no chunks

After hydrating the block, it was all fibers and very few chunks. I really hope this doesn't cause issues for our BP... dire need of a bedding change so I need to go with this.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By FunQualityFairPrice on Sep 21, 2021

Know the actual size of your pet BEFORE you purchase substrate.

My daughter and I prepared for weeks before purchasing her Pacman frog. The terrarium was set-up, succulents were planted, temperature and humidity were spot on, even the mealworms were alive and waiting. My daughter told me that a Pacman frog is about as big as my palm, and to make sure that I purchase substate large enough so that he/she can borrow. Which I did, and substrate was soaked, spread and misted each day until our new friend arrived. Turns out that a Pacman will grow to be the size of the palm of my hand!! Lol! Our gal or guy was only about 3/4” cube! New substrate ordered!! We’ll save the remaining bricks for when our frog is much bigger!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Natalie on Aug 29, 2021

Not What I Thought

So, the fault may be mine in not knowing what the difference between husk & fiber? but this stuff did not work for my needs which was for my worms. It was 0 stars for that. Another brand was much better. The chunks are large and not at all like the stuff I was used to getting which was more like dirt. I would say it was considerably less broken down then what i thought & the worms dont even seem to break it down & they make everything disappear in short order. So anyone looking for worm substrate, this is the wrong kind.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sara on Oct 11, 2021

AWESOME BUT UNDERSTAND THE SIZE

This is great when mixed with Coco soil and moss. Yes there are some big pieces but that's what you're getting. This isn't fine like Coco soil. If you want fine get that, if you want definition to your habitat, get this and mix it with soil and moss.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jeszi on Apr 12, 2021

Overall a good choice!

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.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By sariyah on Aug 22, 2021

dirt from exo terra

this is a good product just a lot smaller then expected


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By dolly on Feb 16, 2021

coco husk brick

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


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By trey on Oct 26, 2020

too stringy

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By rae507 on Oct 13, 2020
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Useful for planted terrariums

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By jennyw85 on Jun 1, 2020
Top 50 Contributor

Really Good Stuff

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.