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    What's everyone using for substrate these days?

    Most of my snakes are on paper, but I'm going to be going on a cruise early next year and gone for about 10 days total. I was thinking it would probably be better to have some sort of absorbent substrate for whoever ends up messing their cage. I do have a pet sitter lined up but idk how comfortable I am asking them to remove a snake and clean a cage, I'd prefer to stick their duties firmly at "change water".

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    for everyone i have i use a mixture of raw peat, jungle earth, cocofiber, and a pinch of sand - i’ve wanted to mix in riverbed gravel, small stones and other sorts of things like i’ve done for the jungle arachnid species i’ve kept but idk how well that would do with the amount of cleaning and changing of substrate you have to do with snakes but presently that’s what i use but i am always looking for better recipes - would like to go full bioactive once i get the adult enclosures set up
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    I use reptichip or comparable chipped coconut husk. Cut off feeding about a week before you leave and you should be good with minimal messes that are adequately absorbed into the bedding.

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    Re: What's everyone using for substrate these days?

    Roughly 3:1 or 2:1 reptichip and cypress mulch is what I use. It holds humidity well and personally I think that it looks really nice too.
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