Create a natural desert habitat and encourage your reptiles' instinct to burrow with Exo Terra Desert Sand Black Terrarium Reptile Substrate. In the wild, reptiles burrow to hide, sleep and to relieve stress. Exo Terra Desert Sand Black Terrarium Reptile Substrate provides perfect cover and is an excellent heat conductor. It is natural, real desert sand with no added dyes or chemicals. Exo Terra Desert Sand Black Terrarium Reptile Substrate has been sifted to remove impurities and to obtain a homogenous sand grain size.
Natural, real desert sand, no added dyes or chemicals
Creates a natural and attractive desert environment that stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior
In the wild, reptiles burrow to hide, sleep and to relieve stress. Exo Terra Substrate provides perfect cover and is an excellent heat conductor.
Has been sifted to remove impurities and to obtain a homogenous sand grain size
As I received my package not too long ago but today I noticed that there was a hole in the bag because the sand was going through the box itself I was not very happy with this because most of the sand in the bag was already gone. It is hard enough to get sand from stores but I didn't think this was going to happen with Chewy.
on Apr 11, 2020
I actually bought this for a hamster sand bath and it’s great! I was wary of using the black, but it was the cheapest by several dollars, and it actually looks really good in the bin.
FOR LEOPARD GECKO OWNERS AND PROBABLY OTHER REPTILE OWNERS. BE CAREFUL WITH SAND
on Feb 18, 2020
Sand can cause impaction issues, I know for sure with leopard geckos because they like to lick a lot more than other reptiles. Use coco fiber, carpet, kitchen liners, anything other than sand. This product is very misleading because it has a leopard gecko right on the product.
on Apr 21, 2019
I usually use bagged top soil for my beardie we had some left over red sand so I made a beach strip along the side of her tank she has made it perfectly clear that she prefers the sand.
They are TEN lb. Bags so u will need one bag for every 10 gallons u are trying to fill. And yes its dusty when it goes down so keep ur pet in a separate enclosure until it settles or blow out the dust. Once it's down I havent experienced any more dusting. Considering to the cost of this product in store and its limited availability well gladly keep ordering it here
on Feb 24, 2019
The Black Dessert Sand is awesome just made the mistake of ordering to little... gonna order more asap and other accessories.
on Sep 13, 2018
Although it is nice the sand acts as dust and the slightest touch causes a stir of dust
To pricy for amount received
on Jul 11, 2018
I think it is a good product but I purchased 2 bags and it still wasn’t enough for my 40gal tank. If you received more for the $$ then it would be worth it
on Apr 17, 2018
Reptilite, with calcium grains is better. Not been able to find it tough and stores are expensive.
on Jan 12, 2018Top 1000 Contributor
The sand is very good quality. Gives a perfect layer in a 10 gallon tank and my crested gecko seems much happier with this. Product arrived with the bag broken, customer service was amazing and sent me a bag right away.