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Old 11-09-2011, 05:26 PM
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I like to use and Lucy likes the Aspen bedding (it comes in a big bag that lasts me a few months). It is usually used for gerbils/rabbits and such, but she seems to really like it. It's a soft wood material. But rough and heavy enough she will use it to shed and burrow. It has no artificial ingredients/smells.
I change her bedding once a month. The Aspen is also easier to clean up after she does her business...you just put on a glove, grab it with paper towel, and boom you're done.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:09 PM
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So what is your humidity levels at? Is the water bowl big enough for the snake to soak in.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:13 AM
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Wiccanwolf, I have considered aspen. I almost bought it Saturday. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Currently I bought more cypress mulch and finished up the reti-bark forrest bed. I'm not sure if that repti-bark forrest bed contributed to her shed problem.

Tmmpin: humidity is around 50% in the tank. I will raise it to 70% during shed.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:38 AM
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Lucy did NOT like the red repti-bark. She would not even come out of her tree for two days when I put it in. I went back to the aspen abd she came down immediately! I was like, "ok. Aspen it is." Picky.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:15 PM
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Maybe that is why Storm doesn't come out of her hide? It seems she didn't like the repti-bark. She seems fine with the cypress mulch. It was the first time I have seen her burrow and I was kinda surprised to see them do this. Perhaps it's because of the humidity? I don't know as I didn't think boa's burrowed.

But regardless of substrate, she doesn't like to go back in. and tries to crawl up my arm and hang on tight when I put her back.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:54 PM
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Yeah I spoiled Lucy the other night and had her out for about 7 hours. She did not want to go back in, poor baby! she's soooo deprived!
Lucy will burrow a lot, too. She really likes the aspen and it sounds like Storm likes the cyprus.
I didn't even like the smell of the bark; it had too much of a dirt smell to it. I didn't blame her in the least for not liking it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:39 PM
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Guys we dont have access to the specialised products you do. I can get untreated pine shavings direct from the saw mill. Is there any danger in using this?
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I have read that pine and cedar are the two dangerous woods to use. Other than that, I don't know anything further and have avoided it. I'm building my new cage but will avoid pine at all costs.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:28 AM
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Thanks for that i knew about cedar but am surprised about pine as its sol freely as hamster and bird etc bedding and for cages.
I will stay clear of the pine though.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:49 PM
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have you checked the humity levels? I have found that whenever Hawn has a problem with shedding it has been cuz the humidity was too low. when you see that the snake is getting the glazed look in the eues then they are getting ready to shed and try cranking up the humidity. at almost 13 feet it only trakes Hawn about a half hour to completely shed her skin. Its a really kewl thing to watch. Now as for substrate. I have and always will use a good rubber backed indoor outdoor carpet for subtrate. It makes it really easy to clean. I just take it out and through it in the washer. DO NOT UE ANY SOAPS OR ANYTHING IN THE WASH WHEN YOU THROW THE PIECE IN TO WASH IT. I just use plain hot water and really just use the washer cuz I feelbetter knowing the water got hot enough to help kill any bacteria on the carpet piece. I have atleast 4 different pieces of carpet so when I clean out her viv I can just put a clean one right back in and dont have to wait for it to dry or anything.
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