Exo Terra Coco Husk Tropical Terrarium Reptile Substrate

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About This Item


  • Reptiles and some amphibians burrow to sleep, hide and relieve stress. Exo Terra Substrate provides the perfect cover and is extremely absorbent.
  • 100% natural substrate ideal for natural terrarium set-ups
  • Made from compressed coconut husk from the plantations of tropical Asia, making it ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium
  • Stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior
  • Safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals

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Questions & Answers

16 Customer Questions

Can this be used for Russian tortoise enclosure?
Answer by ChewyJan 18, 2018
The Coco Husk Substrate can be used for Tortoise, Insect, Snake, Hermit Crab, Frog & Newt and Lizards.

Is this product more like dirt/soil or is this more like chips/flakes? Is it a good alternative to cypress mulch?
Answer by ChewyJan 24, 2018
The substrate is similar to chips, with the pieces ranging from 1/2" inch to 3/4" inch in size. The substrate is recommended for burrowing or digging animals.

is this safe for hermit crabs
Answer by ChewyJul 28, 2023
This substrate is suitable for Hermit Crabs. Frogs, Salamanders and other burrowing or digging animals.

Can this be used in a planted aquarium as a natural base for plants?
Answer by ChewySep 03, 2021
This substrate is not designed for use in aquariums.

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37 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HappyKitchen on Jul 8, 2022

Perfect for orchids

I use this for my orchids. It's nice and chunky, way better than some other brands. I like that it's loose substrate. I tried the brick from this brand and the quality is the same but it's such a pain to use. (It doesn't magically come apart when soaked in water.) I love how coconut husk doesn't stink when wet like bark does. It also isn't as attractive to gnats and fruit flies. I also like how there is a clear color difference between wet and dry coconut husk. I imagine this would be beneficial for detecting pet urine if that's what I was using it for. Nice size bags and a reasonable price. Also, it's nice and soft and fluffy. I have doves trying to nest in one of my orchid baskets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ashe on Oct 25, 2021

Great for ball pythons!

This substrate is great for keeping the humidity higher without having to mist too often. I also like that it is kind of chunky which makes it easier to clean.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emily on Aug 30, 2021

Ball python

We switched from the reptibark to this and my snake LOVES it! It also looks way nicer in his terrarium. 1 small bag works perfectly for his 20 gallon tank.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Boxturtle on Oct 7, 2021

Good for box turtle

Our box turtle seems to really like this product. 1 bag covered a 40 gallon tank very well.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Katiebug on Sep 13, 2021

stocking issues?

When will this be back in stock? Been coming back to try to catch it in stock with no luck.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Baverso on Apr 30, 2021

Killed my Bearded Dragon

This is advertised for use with Bearded dragons. Do NOT use this garbage. It killed my bearded dragon. This stuff is toxic and your bearded can consume it on accident while eatting and kill it. Do not buy this for bearded dragons. Should not be advertised for them at all!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Chojisenpai on Nov 28, 2020

One word, meh.

Chewy is a great place for stuff for pets when you dont want to pay that petsmart price, however I cant say I was happy with this, I would rather spend the extra 20 dollars to get coco blox instead of cocoshavings which is what this mostly consists of. If all you got is like 10 dollars, this is the bag you want, if you have a collection, just go to freedombreeder.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karlee222 on Mar 22, 2021

Tortoise loves this

My tortoise loves burrowing in this bark. It provides different textures and holds humidity.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Gothgotherson on Dec 13, 2020

Good for box turtles bad for Ball pythons

I thought that it would be good for my ball pythons but sadly one of them got a piece stuck in his mouth lucky it was big enough to grab. But it work great for the box turtle I have. Definitely turtle substrate

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Czar on Jan 7, 2021

Exactly What We Needed

Love using coco husk to avoid a pine/cedar allergy! My snake loves to dig around in the substrate and it holds moisture well.