Zoo Med Vita-Sand All Natural Vitamin-Fortified Calcium Carbonate Substrate, Outback Orange, 10-lb

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About This Item

  • All-natural substrate for bearded dragons, uromastyx lizards, monitors, geckos and desert tortoises.
  • Increases calcium delivery in all desert species of reptiles.
  • Fortified with vitamins and beta carotene for increased health benefits.
  • Ultra-fine texture helps prevent against impaction from over consumption.
  • Contains no artificial colors, color sealers or fat-soluble vitamins.

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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions


is this really dusty?
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2019
This substrate has an ultra-fine texture, which helps prevent against impaction from over consumption. If used within a very dry habitat, it will seem more dusty than when used within a humid habitat.

Is this substrate safe for Juvenile Bearded Dragons? My Bearded Dragon is about 2 months old, would this cause impaction in small bearded dragons?
Answer by ChewyJun 19, 2019
This substrate is suitable for bearded dragons, uromastyx lizards, monitors, geckos, and desert tortoises. The ultra-fine texture helps prevent impaction from over consumption.

is this safe for a leopard gecko?
Answer by ChewyJun 25, 2021
This food is safe for all lizards including the leopard gecko.

can i use it for my hamster bath?
Answer by ChewyApr 09, 2020
This substrate is intended for bearded dragons, uromastyx lizards, monitors, geckos and desert tortoises. It is not suitable for hamsters.


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46 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By realmeows on Feb 24, 2022

Excellent product

Zoo Med Vita-Sand has a soft, silky texture which will not irritate my leopard gecko's skin. I like the pure yellow color of the sand. My gecko eats crickets. When the crickets poop, it's easy to see where they pooped. Their dark brown poop stands out in the yellow sand. Then the poop is easily removed. So-called natural calcium sand contains black and brown specks which can be mistaken for cricket poop. Zoo Med is a trusted brand. Their Vita-Sand is an excellent product which I will continue using.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SoEK on Feb 26, 2022

Don’t use this sand. You could seriously hurt your leo or dragon.

Sand isn’t safe for leopard geckos and bearded dragons, this sand is no different. The information on the bag is incorrect. You would be better off using a dirt substrate, it’s much safer and has a much lower possibility of hurting your pets. If the sand is ingested weather on accident or not it could cause major digestive issues such as impaction. PLEASE don’t use this sand for your leopard geckos or bearded dragons.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Simple on Feb 4, 2022

Supers dusty

This sand is really fine, super yellow and not efficient. Used it for the first time as and won’t reorder. My bearded dragon doesn’t like it. It holds moisture which isn’t needed with a desert animal. If super worms get loose they die fairly quickly in the sand compared to other ones. It gets tracked everywhere and doesn’t dry out quickly. I have to sift it daily to break up clumping. The dust residue I have to use soap to get it fully off. Just not a preference for my lizard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chanp on Jan 21, 2022

50/50 good not great

The bag was leaking when it arrived, I had to clean up a big mess and will need to buy more sooner than I expected. However, the crickets and gecko like the sand. The product is great just not the condition I got it in.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Roxi on Dec 1, 2021

she is happy

I like it a lot and I have heard mixed reviews in general about having sand in a bearded dragon’s terrarium. But mine is older and is only fed her daily salad in the the habitat. All her bugs I hand fed out side of the habitat. So I don’t think impaction will be an issue. But I am still keep an eye on everything and making sure that it is substrate that will work for her long term


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jaszcurka on Nov 23, 2021

Coloring Everything

I gave it a try and regret it greatly. Not sure if that's the case with all substrates but this one colors everything it touches it. After a day with it my boardie had his paws and all underbelly in weird pinkish color that doesn't to come off. Not sure if that's neither natural nor healthy to any animal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Roxi on Dec 2, 2021

Loving my new sand

So so so happy I finally decided to use sand. And honestly my Roxi is old enough that it won’t be an issue. Plus she is picky enough that she only eats her salad out of her dish or from the hand


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sammi on Mar 18, 2022

NO, CAN CAUSE IMPACTION

Do not use this, it can cause impaction for your beardie.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By MissTay on Jan 11, 2022

Reptile Gold Sand

My bag came ripped open and all over the box and my other purchases. Just upset about the sand.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Gabe on Jul 28, 2021

Not bad I liked it.

I am fourteen and I helped my mom and she decided to by stuff to help me get me bearded dragon. I needed substrate and I was a bit worried about impaction because this is my first pet/reptile I am buying myself. Then I just decided to just feed it be feeding tongs and hand feeding it so it wouldn’t get impaction. When I got it one of the bags was ripped in multiple spots and got sand in my other things I had ordered, that is the only reason I am giving it 4 stars otherwise I LOVE the color and texture. Hopefully Shogun my soon to be pet bearded dragon does too :) after I get the rest of the supplies.