Zoo Med Excavator Clay Burrowing Reptile Substrate
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About This Item
- All-natural and made with zero dyes or chemicals.
- Helps encourage reptiles to satisfy their natural burrowing and digging instincts.
- Mimics your reptile’s natural habitat.
- Allows you to construct mounds and tunnels for your pet’s enjoyment.
- Holds the shape of tunnels to help prevent them from collapsing.
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Not for burrowing
This is a clay that hardens when it dries. It's used to form caves and structures for your pet's enclosure. I read that it takes days to fully dry. That means I'll need to purchase something to house my pet(bearded dragon) in while I set this up for him. I've read this is not for burrowing. That people's bearded dragons try to eat it. Something like this could cause impaction.
Works great for beardie
My beardie was apprehensive at first, but has quickly come to love it. She likes to burrow in it in her hidie holes and chase insects on it.
Zoo Med has done it again!!!!
AMAZING. Zoo med makes the best products that are just great for your reptiles.
Great for desert terrariums!
I LOVE this stuff! I've used it in multiple leopard gecko terrariums and it looks fantastic. First of all it dries hard, so you can provide a natural looking terrarium without the risk of impaction from sand. Plus you can use the clay to create so much enrichment as well as so many hides and basking spots, and if you want to remake your landscape, you just wet the sand again and create a new layout. Cleaning is a little more difficult compared to paper towels or something like that, but honestly the looks and enrichment are well it.
Shipping was fast! Bag was in perfect condition and was as expected!!
Great but MESSY
I only used it for a few days now but so far I'm pretty satisfied. The only thing I don't like is how hard to work with it can be! Expect to bend a few spoons and turn your hands chunky and red trying to get it in the shape you want.
I use this clay for my leopard geckos. It holds its shape pretty well, even better with support, but cracks when it’s completely dry. The cracked look is rather aesthetically pleasing though. This is the best price I’ve seen so far for a 10lb bag. Wish there was more.
Not as much as I thought
I was told two bags was going to be enough for my 40 gal so that is what I did. No not at all I'm a little upset the bags were only half full so I have a thin layer on the bottom of my tank.
Excellent product and service!
Highly recommend Chewy and the excavator clay works well! Shipping was fast!! Excellent service!
Leopard Gecko habitat
This stuff is great! Highly recommend to anyone with a leopard gecko. It has made a warmer safer place for my lizard. Not to mention it’s fun to make a unique place for my lizard to hide and bask