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    Substrate issues

    SO we got my daughters bp and bought forest floor. a few days later I noticed a very strong chemical smell coming from substrate, and lucifer was acting strange. e mailed company and the send me Reptibark. I since then found out that there are issues with repti bark. I put it in his cage 3 days ago, and was told to get it out immediately. was thinking of switching to coconut husks???

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    Re: Substrate issues

    What was the issue with reptibark? I'm curious
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    I've been using ReptiBark for years, never had an issue
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    Are you sure the smell wasn't from the snakes urine or faeces?

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    Re: Substrate issues

    Quote Originally Posted by tpowell View Post
    SO we got my daughters bp and bought forest floor. a few days later I noticed a very strong chemical smell coming from substrate, and lucifer was acting strange. e mailed company and the send me Reptibark. I since then found out that there are issues with repti bark. I put it in his cage 3 days ago, and was told to get it out immediately. was thinking of switching to coconut husks???
    WHO told you to get it out immediately? And why? Was some known to be accidentally contaminated with something? Please share more information as many people do
    use these products & sometimes recalls don't get advertised as well as they should. Thanks...
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Substrate issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    I've been using ReptiBark for years, never had an issue

    Same here. I use it in two of my cages
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    Re: Substrate issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodie View Post
    Same here. I use it in two of my cages
    I've got it in five of mine, so hopefully there's no recall or something I'm not aware of....
    ...life is beautiful...

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    Re: Substrate issues

    I use forest floor in my tank and have never noticed any weird smell other than earth smell.

    Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk

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    Re: Substrate issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Snakemom85 View Post
    I use forest floor in my tank and have never noticed any weird smell other than earth smell.

    Sent from my Moto E (4) using Tapatalk

    Along with reptibark, I use this also in two more of my cages. I agree with ya about the smell. Just woody to me
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    Re: Substrate issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodie View Post
    What was the issue with reptibark? I'm curious

    It's not a good substrate for snakes and it's prone to mites. You have to bake it all thw time because it carries so much bacteria. This is what a friend told me about it

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