Substrates

Correct Substrate choice is essential for maintaining a healthy, clean environment for your pet lizard, snake, tortoises and amphibians.

Keeping your pet reptile on the wrong substrate can lead to problems such as lack of humidity in the vivarium or terrarium or humidity being too high. Other factors to consider also are your pets burrowing needs and requirements, under the animal welfare act we as pet keepers are duty bound to provide our reptiles with the freedom to express natural behaviours so the correct choice of reptile substrate plays a vital role in this.

We have provided additional information in the following substrate categories so you can make an informed choice, remember any advice we give is based on our personal experience of keeping and breeding reptiles.