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Zoo Med Forest Floor Natural Cypress Mulch Reptile Bedding

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About This Item


  • 100% natural cypress mulch substrate, great for live plants and egg incubation
  • Provides your terrarium with a natural "forest floor" look. It's not heat treated so it allows the mulch to absorb and retain moisture which provides humidity to your tank
  • Recommended terrarium substrate for many species of snakes, lizards, land turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas
  • It lays flat to help prevent live food insects, like crickets, from hiding in the substrate
  • Made in the USA!

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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.


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.


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

26 Customer Questions

Can this be used for a box turtle
Answer by ChewyMay 30, 2018
This bedding is recommended for many different species of snakes, lizards, land turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, tarantulas including box turtles.

Can bearded dragons use this
Answer by ChewyOct 11, 2018
This bedding is not ideal for bearded dragons. Bearded dragons thrive in an environment with no loose substrate.

Is this good for crested geckos
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2020
This bedding is suitable for crested geckos.

Would this work for a red tail boa?
Answer by ChewyJan 07, 2020
This substrate is suitable for a red tail boa.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Caron7 on Sep 20, 2022

Holds moisture well

I use this for my bicolor python because the breeder recommended cypress mulch substrate for this species. It retains humidity without having to daily mist. It is quite moist right out of the bag!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Logan on Aug 2, 2022

Great Product

I use this stuff in conjunction with reptisoil for my Russian tortoise, it is probably good on it's own for some reptiles, but for my tortoise it works best when mixed with something else. No complaints with this stuff, it looks nice and adds texture to the substrate.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Julian1356 on Apr 18, 2022


This substrate is amazing, it looks, and smells amazing! I would definitely be buying this again. Recommended for any ball python owners.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Neptune on May 11, 2022

Our favorite

Our Russian tort loves this bedding. It's clean and the perfect safe choice for our girl.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dane on May 14, 2022

Reptile bedding

This product is fantastic and Chewy delivered it on time and intact.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Turmeric2 on Jan 11, 2022

The ONLY Bedding I’ll Use For My Snakes

In my opinion this bedding does the best for those lower humidity areas. The best part is that is can also be rehydrated. This is the only bedding I’ll use for my ball pythons.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By piccolo on Nov 12, 2021

One happy digging tortoise

It raised the humidity in his terrarium and he LOVES to dig in it. Easy to clean and not as heavy to deal with as the gravel was . Now the table he is on is not groaning with hundreds of lbs of weight . Much easier to clean !!! I have not seen any mold and it is not stinky so smells much better . Thanks guys!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Simple on Feb 4, 2022

Great snake substrate

We only use this substrate for all 4 snakes. Holds humility well, easily to clean and change. Doesn’t hold odor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on Feb 9, 2022

Excellent product

Reasonable price,excellent product! Would definitely recommend it. Clumps and smells clean

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By cookies699 on Jan 14, 2022

Nice Quality

It’s came pretty moist so I had to dry it out for my tortoise but it works really well.