ZOO MED Premium Repti Bark Natural Fir Reptile Bedding, 8-qt bag - Chewy.com

Zoo Med Premium Repti Bark Natural Fir Reptile Bedding

By Zoo Med
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About This Item


  • 100% pure fir bark that's washable and re-useable, simply soak in hot water ever 2-3 months for fresh and clean bark
  • Smaller pieces help to prevent crickets from hiding in the substrate
  • The ideal substrate for Green Iguanas and any other humidity love reptiles as bark slowly releases moisture into the environment
  • Not heat treated so it gives the bark better moisture retention
  • Repti Bark helps to replicate your pet's natural tropical habitat and aids in shedding and respiratory functions, and is conducive to natural burrowing and digging

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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.

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

23 Customer Questions

For how long do we boil it to reuse it?
Answer by ChewyAug 19, 2020
To clean, remove this substrate and soak in a bucket of hot water with an added 5% solution of Zoo Med's Wipe Out 2. After 15 minutes, pour the water out and fill the bucket again with water only. Swish bark in bucket with your hand to rinse and dump the water out. Allow the bark to partially dry out (about 85% dry) leaving only a small amount of moisture and return to the terrarium.

How is it “ reusable”?
Answer by ChewyApr 23, 2018
This bedding can be reused after washing it. Simply soak in hot water ever 2-3 months for fresh and clean bark

Is repti bark treated for pesticides, bugs, and stuff of that nature?
Answer by ChewySep 23, 2021
The Repti Bark is not heat treated and it has not been treated for pests. Zoo Med does not use chemicals on any of their substrates.

Is the quality and size of pieces suitable for use in a soil-less potting mix for houseplants?
Answer by ChewyJul 20, 2021
Usage may vary depending on the plant(s). It can be used with planted enclosures but the manufacturer recommends using the Eco earth or Reptisoil under it where they are putting the plants. Please click on the attached photo for a visual reference of the bedding size.

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Rated 4.6164 out of 5 stars
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73 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mitchel on Jan 14, 2023

Crook on purchase

I ordered 2 bags of bark for 16.99 each and charged me 29.99 for 1 bag. Im not buying from you again

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Daisy on Nov 4, 2022

Works Well

This worked very well for my desert tortoises! No dust, spreads evenly and has worked well to control odors as well. Will buy again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Livvy on Sep 5, 2022

Great for Ball Pythons!

This bark is great for my ball python! The pieces are big enough that there is not a worry of ingestion. It is easy to spot clean. And most of all, it helps to retain moisture & humidity without staying soaked or quickly drying up. Plus it's a beautiful color!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SnakeMom on Jun 25, 2022

We love it- they love it

Our hognoses seem to be a lot happier on the bark. In our super arid desert environment this allows us to give them a little humidity which helps with shedding and just makes them more comfortable!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Judah22 on Apr 29, 2022

Love this stuff

I absolutely love this stuff I absolutely love how it just gives the terrarium a fresh new start every time I put in new bedding when it's needed I love how the snakes have a perfect shed almost every time because it gives just the right amount of moisture that they need whereas Aspen bedding doesn't do that.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Wilson on Nov 23, 2021

The beast!

This product is by far the best because it is reusable and it is very easy to maintain also keeps humidity and moisture very good. I use this for my ball python and She loves it I hear most people saying be careful because your snake can swallow some pieces this can be true in some cases but when my snake is eating and swallows her food nothing goes inside her mouth. It’s always good to watch your snake eat and don’t take that long and if you are worried about your snake ingesting this just watch them eat their food So you can observe and keep an eye out other than that this is the best product out there on the market and it is very natural. I’ve been using this product for years And never had a problem.

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

Repti Bark

We love this for our crested geckos, it holds humidity for them. It's all we have used in the last year and a half. All four of our crested geckos are healthy and thriving. Your substrate is a very important part of your husbandry.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By TySt on Feb 23, 2022

Great but doubled in price?

This used to be between $14-$16 per 24 quart bag. What happened? That’s a huge jump for bark!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Beware4 on Nov 15, 2021


Horrible! Tiny white mites throughout the bag! I had to toss the whole bag! Not safe for any reptiles! I will never ZOO MED products again!! Beware!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Levvi on Sep 18, 2021

Redfoot tortoise likes this and so do I!

EXCELLENT price for the giant bag. I got 2 so Levi could bury himself a little. It's so easy to keep clean and I like that it's washable although I haven't tried that yet.