Create a desert-like environment that is easy to maintain with Exo Terra Sand Mat Desert Terrarium Reptile Substrate. Substrate is necessary to the health and well-being of your pet because it absorbs waste, helps control humidity levels and encourages burrowing. The Exo Terra Sand Mat Desert Terrarium Reptile Substrate is a safe, hygienic substrate substitute that is sturdy, easily removable and easy to clean. Unlike loose sand or soil, the Exo Terra Sand Mat Desert Terrarium Reptile Substrate cannot be accidentally ingested.
Substrate is necessary to the health and well-being of your pet because it absorbs waste, helps control humidity levels and encourages burrowing.
A safe, hygienic substrate substitute that is sturdy, easily removable and easy to clean.
Cannot be accidentally ingested like loose sand or soil.
The sand on this mat was really loose and the chunks coming off just from opening the box were large pebble sized. If your dragon were to eat that they could get an awful impaction. I don’t recommend this product for bearded dragons even though it appears in the bearded dragon search listings. I don’t know if it’d be beneficial to any other reptiles, I only own and am educated on bearded dragons. Newspaper or a mat is much better and safer for your dragon as long as you are a good pet owner and keep the tank cleaned regularly.
This stuff is excellent
on Mar 22, 2021
I absolutely would recommend this stuff. It gives a nice aesthetic value to any setup, and really helps complete the look for those looking to bring the desert into their homes. Has an added side benefit of serving as a natural file for your reptile's claws. Comes in several very useable sizes, and it is reusable. It can even be lightly washed under low water pressure to keep it clean. 5 star product and Chewy has very competitive prices. Only thing I would say is shipping can take a few days so order a week ahead if you know you'll need it.
Is a good mat
on Jan 6, 2021
This mat is exactly what we needed for our bearded dragon. It fits perfectly in our tank and is easy to clean. We haven't had any issues with it being a poor material or anything like that. The only thing that I would suggest is that you unroll it and shake it out before putting it in the tank. It gets all of the loose sand off. I've never had an issue with my beardie eating the mat or anything loose if there is any after shaking it. I plan to continue to buy this mat.
on Mar 3, 2021
The mat was falling apart out of the box and cleaning it was not easy. Everything we picked up a mess, there would be a bare spot in the mat with no sand left. We switched to a different type.
on Feb 18, 2021
This product is just what I needed for my 40 gallon breeder tank and my new bearded dragon! It fits perfectly no issues whatsoever would definitely purchase again if need be
hard to clean
on Apr 13, 2021
Prices don’t break off easily, but extra hard to pick up liquify bowel movements
on Jan 29, 2021
Fast shipping and great product! Will for sure keep ordering from chewy!
Not meant to be wet
on Aug 18, 2020
I got this today and I realized there was a lot of loose pebbles or rocks and as I opened it a bunch came out and I gave it a rinse to make sure there wasn’t anymore and then big chunks started coming off so no I do not recommend this.
on Jun 14, 2020
When I went to open up this product, a bunch of dust and pebbles fell to the bottom of the box, and when I took a hose vacuum to it, a ton of other pieces were vacuumed up. Although it looked nice in my bearded dragon’s tank, I was too nervous to actually use it because of the amount of debris that came off. I didn’t want him to risk eating pieces and becoming impacted, so I will stick with the reptile carpet, going forward.
Not worth money
on Jun 15, 2020
The mat looks great but the minute your pet goes to the bathroom it puts a hole in the mat when cleaning. Very cheaply made for the price. We had to throw it away within a few days. Recommend use for a section of tank only not as main flooring