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

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Zoo Med Vita Sand All Natural Vitamin-Fortified Calcium Carbonate Substrate provides a perfect base for your reptile friend. It is fortified with vitamins and beta carotene for increased health benefits for bearded dragons, uromastyx lizards, monitors, geckos (including leopard geckos) and desert tortoises. This substrate increases calcium delivery in all desert species of reptiles and does not contain fat-soluble vitamins, which can be toxic in large doses. With no artificial colors or color sealers, Zoo Med Vita Sand All Natural Vitamin-Fortified Calcium Carbonate Substrate is a healthy and safe option for your pet.

Key Benefits
  • 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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  • Item Number
    163427
  • Dimensions
    14.75 x 9 x 1.75 inches
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Litter & Bedding Type
    Sand
  • Material
    Stone
  • Reptile Type
    Lizard, Tortoise, Bearded Dragon
Rating: 3.4 of 5 stars 25 Reviews 25 Reviews 3.4 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.4 of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy for reptiles

    By Toodusty on Feb 13, 2021

    I have two breaded dragons. They like to dig so I provide sand. I feed them outside of the sand to prevent them ingesting it. But this is so horribly dust that it coats everything in the tank. I changed the uvb bulb after 3 weeks of changing the sand it it was even coated in the dust. Don't use this in a dry environment.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    By aiden on Dec 2, 2020

    I’ve been using this for about 2 months and I find it pretty ok, although the sand in a water bowl with how it taints the water is annoying and it’s left my lizards sort of orange tan ish color, but overall for a reasonable price I say this is a pretty ok product, my lizards aren’t getting any impaction and it’s easy to clean. I would recommend for anyone with a beardie since that’s what I have and they seem to like it.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Not packaged properly!

    By Donna on Apr 7, 2021

    Bag came with a hole in it & was all over the box.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought for our bearded dragon

    By dogmomof4 on Jun 11, 2020

    Thought this would be a great idea for a bearded dragon. For the first few days our bearded dragon was dark black because he didn’t like it but it was a change for him so that’s understandable. But the sand has a smell to it which made my sons room stink horribly. For a 16-year-old boy to tell me that his room stinks without me having to tell him, says a lot! Lol! We had to throw it out and go back to using the green fake like carpeting they sell for reptiles. Would not recommend and would not buy again.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Sand Stained

    By RyeTheBeardie on Jun 30, 2020

    The orange color is pretty and soft... but has left my poor beardie bright orange from tip to tail. Not to mention that if some sand ever gets flicked into the water bowl, the color can seep into the water itself. It is certainly pigmented- but far too much!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The Tortoise loves it

    By CaraTopher on Jun 13, 2020

    I personally haven't tried the vita-sand but we put it in our tortoise's habitat and he seems to think it's yummy so that is a win for us. It also adds a little texture to his tortoise table, giving him something to walk around on.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Geckosands

    By Mighty on Aug 18, 2020

    The pricing in this product was below what I could get in the local stores and the shipping was very quick

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    i recommend for Leo Geckos

    By Shaylee on Jul 16, 2020

    My geckos love the sand. It’s is so soft and it is such a pretty peach color and it is awesome for my geckos because they are named Peaches and Diva.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    CAUSES IMPACTION

    By Maya on May 29, 2020

    This substrate is not safe for and reptiles. It causes impaction, which is when they ingest the sand. Instead, use something like eco earth. But if you want that sand look you can always use play sand. Play sand is safer, and a heck of a lot cheaper. Although, for lizards I do recommend reptile carpet, or even tile. Just try and avoid anything that says “calcium sand”, even though it sounds perfectly safe. Thanks!! :D

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    By marinarasauce19 on Jun 24, 2020

    Do not put any animal on sand if it's a bearded dragon its femoral pores can get clogged, and sand can cause impaction which is basically when sand clogs up the animals digestive tract and it can very easily kill your animal

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