Zoo Med Eco Earth Loose Coconut Fiber Reptile Substrate

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About This Item

  • Ideal substrate for naturalistic terrarium type set-ups incorporating reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates
  • Use damp for tropical species as it naturally absorbs and breaks down odor and waste products
  • Made from an eco-friendly renewable resource, it can also be safely composted or recycled
  • Encourages burrowing, allowing your pet to feel at home in their environment
  • Mist every day to create and maintain the humidity levels
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About Zoo Med

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Questions & Answers

46 Customer Questions


Would this be good for hermit crabs? And how much should I put in my 10 gallon tank? (I already have 1 inch of sand in the tank)
Answer by ChewyNov 20, 2018
This substrate would be suitable for Hermit Crabs. For most hermit crabs, 3 to 4 inches of substrate should be enough but a specific dimension isn't the point. It's important that your crab have enough room to completely bury himself. You should base the amount of substrate on the size of your crab.

Is this bedding good for a ball python?
Answer by ChewyMay 30, 2019
This substrate is ideal for naturalistic terrarium-type setups incorporating reptiles (such as a ball python), amphibians or invertebrates. It retains moisture which snakes need for suitable levels of humidity in their tank.

Is it for desert tortoises
Answer by ChewyJul 10, 2017
Zoo Med Eco Earth Loose Coconut Fiber Reptile Substrate is meant to be used damp for tropical species as it naturally absorbs and breaks down odor and waste products.

I have an odd question. a lot of people use coconut fiber to let their rats have a safe digging area that doesn't produce harmful dust. Would I be able to use this product as bedding if I wanted to make a natural caged environment for my rats?
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2019
This substrate was designed for reptiles, however it would be suitable for other small animals, such as rats.


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147 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SugarReptiles on Sep 13, 2022

dirttttttttt

Dirts good, who doesn’t love good dirt? Also, box cat approved


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fatpat on May 12, 2022

LOOK HERE !!

I tried to find this stuff everywhere and they were out . I’m thankful I found chewy cause they got my item to me in NY in a day .


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By sadtortoise on Jan 7, 2022

Awful for tortoise

I read all the reviews to try to find a replacement for mulch and landed on this. Within minutes of me changing out my tortoises substrate, her water was filled with this stuff. It stuck to her and she is dragging it in her bowl. Impossible for her to soak or drink more than the first time she gets in her clean bowl. Going back to where I came from, forest floor. I feel bad even leaving this in her cage while waiting for my new substrate to arrive, which I ordered as soon as I changed to this mess.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RobL on Mar 2, 2022

good loose substrate

Great substrate. After brief period of drying its ready to be used. Allows leopard gecko to dig and shouldn’t cause impaction. May slightly irritate the skin if it gets on you.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By ShakingMyHead on Mar 13, 2022

The price doubled?!

Way too expensive. Don’t know why they doubled the price? Guess I won’t be cleaning out my snakes tank as often 1x every 4th month


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tank on May 13, 2022

bedding for tank

great product used it for bedding in my Tarantula's tank


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By EastOcean on Mar 2, 2022

Hamster and Hermit Crab substrate

Our hamster loves digging in this texture. The loose coconut mixes well with sand for the hermit crab.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Klgr on Mar 10, 2022

Price went up

Product is great but it went up by $8 a bag. Big jump since I purchased last.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Juno on Nov 27, 2021

Big bags, great deal

I use Eco Earth for four of my pets, and have grown tired of buying it for $20 a bag in pet stores. Luckily, Chewy has even larger bags for such a great price!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on Dec 9, 2021

Great substrate

I love this substrate! Sometimes little plants sprout up, but my frog doesn’t seem to mind! :) Shipping was very fast too.