what is the best substrait for snakes. ive got 2 corns, 1 sinaloan milk, and a king snake that im keeping on aspen. ive been feeding them on this but someone told me this can cause binding. is there another substrait that is better?
lol that reminds me of a feew weeks ago, my sister has a boa and i told her to feed it outside of it's cage, but she wouldn't listen to me and has been feeding it in it's cage for a while now. well, a few weeks ago she reaches in there and he bites her pretty good cause he was hungry, then about a week later he does the same thing... that's what u get for teaching your snakes bad habbits!;PAspen is fine for keeping the snakes on, but you do want to feed them outside their enclosures in a shoebox or something. This way they not only don't get substrate in their mouths, but they dont automatically associate you reaching into the cage with "mouse time!!!". I started getting lazy and began feeding my corn snake in his cage and whenever I'd reach in, he'd go into a strike pose, ready for that mouse... so now he's back into his cardboard box for feeding time.
Its just something i heard a reptile keeper talk about in his shop. Realy an antiseptic thats pretty cool.Actually the ink contains a mild antiseptic agent, which is why newspaper is so good for reptiles recovering from surgery. You don't really think the newspaper companies would get away with selling millions of potentially 'poisonous' papers everyday do you?
I'm not sure what brand "the stuff" is...you'd have to look at the packaging yourself. Generally, aspen is aspen is aspen and there's not really any kind of secret difference. However, anything labeled with something like "no aromatic oils" or "unscented" is going to be better for the animal. (I actually don't know if there IS such a thing as aspen with the aromatic oils, or if it's just that some brands add them. But every package I've ever bought specifically says it doesn't have 'em, and that's always preferable.)I am wanting to go with the Aspen, but what do I get? The Zoomed stuff that is just for snakes or can I just get the stuff from the small pet section at Wal-Mart? Is there a difference in the 2?