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    Question Whats the Best Substrate for a Ball Python?

    Im currently using repti bark, is aspen better? What do you consider the best substrate for a ball python?






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    Re: Whats the Best Substrate for a Ball Python?

    I like to use paper towels or newspaper. I have never used Repti-bark.
    I think it is more expensive. I used papertowels for awhile, then I realized I could just pick up the old newspapers from work. I am looking at getting unprinted newspaper soon.

    Aspen is good if you need to do more for humidity. The humidity in my enclosures gets too high if I use a wood substrate. You could also try cypress mulch.


    I am not sure if there is a "best substrate." It is more of a personal preference IMO.
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    Re: Whats the Best Substrate for a Ball Python?

    Why is the repti bark not working for you?

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    Re: Whats the Best Substrate for a Ball Python?

    It was ok but I was reading mixed reviews on it. I told my herp vet I was using it and she told me to stop using it due to possible slivers and the such. I went back to the repti carpet and its working just fine. When I was cleaning the bark out there was a big wet spot under her hide spot and some poop too. All in all I think the carpet might be better. I guess I'll find out soon.

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    Re: Whats the Best Substrate for a Ball Python?

    What are slivers? Is she referring to feeding on it?
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    Re: Whats the Best Substrate for a Ball Python?

    Like little pieces of the bark getting stuck under her scales or accidently getting ingested.

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