- Apr 1, 2017
I have recently acquired a young ball python. My parents had over 30 when I was a kid but they only ever used paper towels and newspaper as cage substrate. I would like something nicer looking than that and I have been using coconut fibers (which have been working well) but it is expensive. I have researched and googled and read forum after forum but I still don't know how I stand on cypress mulch. It would be much cheaper and help with humidity but will it really be Ok for my baby? I don't want it to give her mites or make her sick in any way. I have heard to bake it, not bake it. Some spray theirs with something whereas others just toss it right in the cage. I have never been this lost because of a simple bag of mulch. Any advice??