Darwin x Coastal Carpet substrate

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  1. Kiki N

    Kiki N New Member

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    Hello!

    I’m absolutely certain this has been covered multiple times, but please humor me guys. I have a bit of a need for specificity and would appreciate suggestions.

    I have a 3 year old female Darwin x coastal carpet (7 feet + and growing) who has been on coco husks in her enclosure. Now normally this wouldn’t be an issue; my other snakes are on coco husks and it works well. However, my carpet has a habit of getting pieces in her mouth while she eats. She is VERY food responsive, and substrate flies everywhere. I have to very gently pull them out of her mouth with my hemostats as she eats. I know one or two pieces isn’t a big deal, but it’s always more than that and I just don’t want to risk it.

    I see people suggesting cypress mulch or aspen. I also see people advising against sand. I just want to see where the majority of your guys opinions fall on, and I’ll go from there.

    Thanks love yas!
     

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  2. CF Constrictor

    CF Constrictor Active Member

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    Hi Kiki N
    Personaly , I use either kitchen paper or news paper instead of substrate. It dosn't look as good, but its cheap , sterile, easy to replace , a lot less messy, and little to no chance of the occupant accidently ingesting anything it shouldn't. You could use brown paper if you don't like the look. Good luck.
     
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    lyzzi Not so new Member

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    Astro turf been using for 3 years and it's great, cheap, reusable and easy to spot clean
     

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