Hemp bedding

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  1. Levold

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    Hey. Has anyone used ecofibre hemp horse bedding as a substrate for their pythons? Their website says that it is used for that, but would like to know if anyone has tried it?
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    I have used it with my carpets and it is good but I know creatures of habit used it and had troubles with his bhp's.


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    I have used the hemp as shown in the pics by Chimerapro and found it quite good (I believe it was the type that Wokka from Rodent Farm was selling at SOFAR last year).

    I recently say some hemp bedding advertised at a local produce store but when I saw some it was all 'fibre' and almost 'woolly' looking. I would not even consider this type.
     
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    Ive been using the hemp stuff for a while now for.my coastals and.my Murray darling. It was recommended to me by a friend who uses it for.her.stimpson :) Ive had no problems with it and it looks nice too :)

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    I was involved in trialing the Agrisorb product as it is grown near here. I use it for my rats but there are different qualities relating to particle size and dust as well as the cross fibers. Obviously the cleaner sample costs more to produce.Mice seem to like the wooly content for building nests but I expect smaller reptiles could get tangled in it. I did a few trials refining it for reptiles but the economies of scale were not there to cover the marketing costs. I wanted to encourage use of a local by-product rather than bring in Aspen bedding from the other side of the world.I believe hemp is a far more absorbant product but without the pretty packaging it is hard to sell for reptile use.
     
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    [​IMG] well this stuff looks like a mix of some Wooley some solid bits and finer stuff. I may try it in the base of my bredli enclosure as he has 2 raised platforms he can eat from that are carpeted.

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    I haven't used that brand but I use one from a reptile supplier @ $22 / 12kg.
    There is minimal dust and I find that there is no urine odour so it appears to absorb it.
    I have tried other substrates but hemp is the best for me.
     
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    Still not as cheap as the recycled paper cat litter, such as breeders choice.
     
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    But it looks better [MENTION=38465]pinefamily[/MENTION] :)
     
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    Breeders choice is terrible I found, I use the ecofibre now and just brought my first pallet load so far so good
     
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    [MENTION=5696]gozz[/MENTION] How do you find it for elapids mate, does it soak up the smell and allow them to dig around without getting super dusty?
     
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    Havnt tried it yet with elapids , I tend to use paper for adders but I will be useing it for tigers
     
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    [MENTION=39504]tahnia666[/MENTION] yes it probably looks better but cost wins out for us lol [MENTION=5696]gozz[/MENTION] why did you find breeders choice terrible? We've had no problems with itin with our pythons.

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    Very true [MENTION=38465]pinefamily[/MENTION] :) you guys have a fair collection though, I only have 3 pythons in displays, and 2more that will be soon, I may just change my tune, when I'm buying for 5 enclosures .... :)

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    What are you getting next, Tahnia?
     
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    I've got them already.... 2 little children's hatchies.... Cuuuuute [MENTION=38465]pinefamily[/MENTION]

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    You're catching up! Lol
     
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    Lol
    Must...stop...buying...snakes..

    I really got these little dudes for the girls to call their own... :)
    Maybe
     
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    Breeders choice promotes fungus growth, $14 a bag of 100 liters isn't expensive
     
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