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Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding

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Description

Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding is the #1 preferred snake bedding by professional herpetoculturists worldwide. This substrate provides a safe, naturalistic bedding that allows snakes, lizards and small animals to form burrows and nests as they would in the wild. It has a 191% absorbency rating and is odorless and safe for all snakes. Aspen Snake Bedding can also be used for birds, tortoises, turtles, tarantulas, and insects. This green product is made from a renewable resource and is 99.9% dust-free with no toxic oils.

Key Benefits
  • This Aspen bedding provides a safe, naturalistic substrate that allows pets to burrow and a 191% absorbency rating.
  • Green product made from a renewable resource.
  • Easy to clean, 99.9% dust free, odorless, and there's no toxic oils like cedar and other similar wood shaving.
  • Also great for birds, lizards, tortoises, turtles, tarantulas, and insects.
  • Made in the USA!

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  • Item Number
    96227
  • Brand

    Zoo Med

  • Litter & Bedding Type

    Aspen

  • Made in

    United States

  • Reptile Type

    Lizard, Snake, Insect, Tortoise

Instructions

Empty contents of aspen bedding into your terrarium. Spread bedding over the entire bottom of terrarium for a minimum 2" depth. With very large, heavy snakes, you may need up to 4" depth.

Clean water should be provided at all times. Provide a water dish that allows enough room for your snake to coil up in, taking care to avoid a situation where overflowing occurs when snake is submerged.

We recommend feeding your snake in a separate feeding container. This prevents them from accidentally ingesting the substrate, resulting in impaction.

Clean habitat daily and remove any stool or other waste. If an offensive odor persists, replace all bedding. Zoo Med recommends replacing all Aspen snake bedding every two to three months or more often if needed.

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Zoo Med makes it their mission to provide reptiles and other exotic pets with the very best food, supplements and habitats. This company of passionate hobbyists knows that not all pets are furry with four paws and offers a true understanding of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Whether you're new to reptile care and fishkeeping or are an experienced breeder, Zoo Med covers it all.

A Walk on the Wild Side

An Exotic Diet for an Exotic Pet

When it comes to your pet's dinner, the menu consists of worms, crickets and snails galore. Zoo Med offers a wide range of nutritious and tasty food to feed every exotic pet a special diet that's made just for them.

Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and Tortoises: From treats to whole diets, Zoo Med provides a nutritional boost to fit any turtle or tortoise want or need.

Lizards

Lizards: For pets like bearded dragons, there's a selection of tasty options, including cans of mealies, grasshoppers and caterpillars and complete pellet diets.

Fish

Fish: Your tropical fish enjoys a treat every now and then, and Zoo Med offers a tasty variety to choose from.

Frogs

Frogs: Including high-protein, sinking pellets that mimic what frogs would eat in the wild, this frog food is just what you need to keep your amphibian jumping.

Give Him an Extra Boost

Give Him an Extra Boost

Because any pet could benefit from a little extra care, Zoo Med makes supplements that will help fortify your exotic pet's health and environment. Feeding him a supplement, in addition to his healthful meal, can be the extra step that it takes to keep your frog, lizard, turtle or fish happy and healthy.

Rest, Relax and Thrive

Every exotic pet needs a place to call their own, and Zoo Med makes it easy to keep them comfortable and thriving.

Lighting

Lighting

Mimic the true feel of a tropical or desert climate with lighting that gives reptiles the warmth of a natural habitat. The selection includes long-lasting bulbs that require minimal maintenance and infrared lights that won't disturb sleep patterns.

Bedding

Bedding

With bedding made from renewable sources like coconut husks that allow animals to burrow and nest as they would in the wild, consider Zoo Med your source to create a home within your home.

About Zoo Med

About Zoo Med

Since 1977, Zoo Med has been manufacturing products for reptiles, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets. Led by experience and dedication, they provide truly innovative products, with an emphasis on efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. At Zoo Med, they are never satisfied with the status quo, which is why they constantly strive to bring the latest and greatest options right into the homes of the pet lovers that need them.

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  • Always the best choice for snakes

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    Love this product for decades now. So many of my sweet snakes love burrowing in it. Easy clean up when changing out. Dust is lower than other products similar to this one. Would recommend it for all snake enthusiasts.

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  • Mold When Wet

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    I've been using aspen bedding for my kingsnaks for years. However, I almost always have problems with mold when the bedding gets a little wet. No matter, how much I clean out the mold, it always grows more. I can't be the only keeper with this problem.

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  • VERY dusty!

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    This was by far the dustier aspen bedding I’ve ever tried! It’s supposed to be low dust according to the description, but isn’t. I can’t use it, would hurt my pets. Waste of money.

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  • Love this bedding! Its my favorite.

    By on

    Very absorbent when your pet does it's business. Hold humidity. And dry in warm areas. Keeps it's shape if you have burrowing snakes or animals. And its looks nice.

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  • Great for use in plastic tub enclosures for many types of snakes

    By on

    I use this in plastic tubs for snakes. Tubs help keep the humidity moderate, so the dry shredded substrate is just fine most of the time. I add a humid hide when needed. In screen top glass tanks however, this substrate tends to be too dry for snakes unless the screen is covered with something. Screen top tanks are generally not optimum for many snake species for that reason. Exceptions might be garter snakes. Please don't keep ball pythons in glass tanks, just not at all the correct enclosure for a snake like that.

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  • Snake Bedding

    By on

    The 24 quart bag is huge. It is a good amount for what you pay for, the only down side to this product is it is dusty when you put it into the cage and you have to let it settle before putting your reptiles back into the enclosure.

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  • Softest aspen bedding I have found.

    By on

    Super soft. Not as dusty as other brands. Great for my cornsnake.

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  • Perfect substrate for most snakes

    By on

    I recently discovered the amazing qualities of aspen, and I gotta say I'm impressed! It's easy to spot clean and lasts a long time until you have to replace it or add more. My snakes burrow and create tunnels in the substrate when they're exploring. It doesn't hold humidity very well, so it's perfect for snakes from dry climates, like colubrids and carpet pythons.

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  • Worth the price

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    I use this substrate for my king, ball python and children's python. I only recommend it for these pythons if you use a tub, which keeps the humidity up, while aspen can dry up a glass tank. I tried to substitute Kaytee small animal aspen for this but they smell so bad. This has very little odor, not flat like dried coco fiber so the snakes can burrow if they wish, which my CP does over using a hide. It also absorbs pee very well. One time my king tipped over some water from her bowl after getting too excited over her food. The aspen soaked it up so well that I only need to remove half the aspen. The rest was completely dry. For that same reason, as long as I air out the tubs and mix the I use this substrate for my king, ball python and children's python. I only recommend it for these pythons if you use a tub, which keeps the humidity up, while aspen can dry up a glass tank. I tried to substitute Kaytee small animal aspen for this but they smell so bad. This has very little odor, not flat like dried coco fiber so the snakes can burrow if they wish, which my CP does over using a hide. It also absorbs pee very well. One time my king tipped over some water from her bowl after getting too excited over her food. The aspen soaked it up so well that I only need to remove half the aspen. The rest was completely dry. For that same reason, as long as I air out the tubs and mix the aspen every other day, I don't need to change out the entire tub as much. The main concern most snake owners have is impaction. All of my snakes were fed from rats to baby pinkie mice inside their tubs with no issues. They pooped just fine. Obviously use your own good judgment and try to clear the feeding area in the tub before giving the prey. … more

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  • Versatile Bedding and Great Price

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    Great bedding for any snake that does well on aspen. I've used it for hognose, ratsnakes, and different species of boas. You can't beat the price on Chewy either! A big bag is about half the cost here than at any of my local stores.

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