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.
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
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.
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
Useful for planted terrariums
on Oct 13, 2020Top 500 Contributor
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.
Really Good Stuff
on Jun 1, 2020Top 25 Contributor
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.
Great for my Russian tortoise!
on Jan 26, 2020
Never any bugs, easy to expand and perfect texture for my Russian tortoise's indoor enclosure!
Holds humidity wonderfully for my Ball Python
on Mar 1, 2020
Holds humidity wonderfully for my Ball Python. Plus it is soft.
on Nov 15, 2019
My favorite substrate for my snakes that need decent humidity.
For my turtle
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.
Straining May Be Necessary
on Sep 9, 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.
Nothing better on the market
on Aug 17, 2018
We breed blue tongue Skinks from Australia. I always used Cypress mulch until someone gave me a brick of this to try. It's great - holds moisture well, doesn't mold, easy to burrow in. Expands incredibly. You won't believe how much you get from a brick.
Great for hermit crabs!
on Jul 29, 2018
I ordered this for our hermit crabs’ habitat. We have a smallish plastic enclosure, so I cut the brick in half with a kitchen knife. Once the material expanded after the addition of water, it filled the enclosure up about halfway. Next time, I’ll cut the brick into thirds, as 1/2 brick was too much. It is worth the value!