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    Eco Earth

    I was just reading up on all of the different kinds of substrates and the pros and cons of each.

    I'm perfectly happy with what I'm using(EACO EARTH) but, as I was reading, some people were saying eco earth is common for causing RI in ball pythons.

    Are any of you guys using eco earth and would you say this is true/false?

    Please vote in the poll, would really help!
    -Annie and the snakes

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    People experiencing RI with their snake mainly do because of a combination of stress and improbability.

    Any substrate can lead to improper husbandry especially if too wet (meaning leading to very high humidity) or molding.

    It's not about the substrate it about how you use it and clean it.

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    People experiencing RI with their snake mainly do because of a combination of stress and improbability.

    Any substrate can lead to improper husbandry especially if too wet (meaning leading to very high humidity) or molding.

    It's not about the substrate it about how you use it and clean it.
    What do you mean by how you use it?
    -Annie and the snakes

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieHeart View Post
    What do you mean by how you use it?
    Use it too wet or too dry and you will have issues, just like any other substrate, the substrate is par of proper husbandry and directly impact humidity levels.

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    Use it too wet or too dry and you will have issues, just like any other substrate, the substrate is par of proper husbandry and directly impact humidity levels.
    Ahh, got it. Thank you!
    -Annie and the snakes

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    A) exactly what Deb said...
    B) I use Eco Earth, have for a while. No issues to date, and even if there were, I wouldn't blame the product, I would blame the operator...me.
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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    A) exactly what Deb said...
    B) I use Eco Earth, have for a while. No issues to date, and even if there were, I wouldn't blame the product, I would blame the operator...me.
    Okay, that makes me feel better!
    -Annie and the snakes

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    Re: Eco Earth

    I love Eco Earth. Holds humidity stupidly well even when it's 'dry' out of the bag. It absorbs waste and smells really well, has a low impaction risk. Looks really natural Too.

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    Re: Eco Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Valyrian View Post
    I love Eco Earth. Holds humidity stupidly well even when it's 'dry' out of the bag. It absorbs waste and smells really well, has a low impaction risk. Looks really natural Too.

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    Yes, I love the natural look as well!
    -Annie and the snakes

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    I like Eco Earth, I've never had an issues with it. I buy the bricks that you put in water with like 4 or 6 cups of water (I forget what the exact measurement is on the directions of the package, but I follow that), and it holds humidity well. Then, even when it appears dry, I take everything out of the cage and mix up the substrate to get all the still damp layers underneath up and it boosts the humidity all over again.

    I got my BP in February, so it was still winter, and I used this bedding. Now in the summer months, though, where I barely have to do anything extra to maintain humidity like I do in winter months, I noticed what looked like mold on the bedding closest to the water bowl - the wettest part of the cage. I just scooped those bad bits out and looked around the rest of the cage for more, but that was the only spot. Just keep an eye out for that!

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