Various items from bunnings. SAFE ??

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  1. AaronLovesPythons

    AaronLovesPythons Not so new Member

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    Wanted to know if anyone knew if these were reptile safe products mainly for pythons

    Moss for humid hides

    And perlite or vermiculite for incubating eggs
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    Mate be very careful with "humid hides"

    Sounds like a recipe for scale rot to me

    What are you using them for?
     
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    Just for the shed cycle as one of my pythons had a very rough shed with retained scales
    Not inteding to keep it in the enclosure permanantly only during the shed cycle.

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    Someone else here recently put me onto these available at bunnings:

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/brunnings-9l-coir-power-coir-peat-brick_p3023170

    I was advised to be careful in regards to which to choose as some have slow releasing fertiliser, but this one apparently doesn't.

    Bunnings didn't have it in stock and weren't planning on stocking it. I asked them to get it in as a 'special order'. Didn't cost me any extra - just had to wait a couple of days for it to come in - and now they stock it. I must have started something. LOL

    From what I can gather, there's an American reptile brand that sells bedding which is basically the same thing.

    I'm only relaying what was passed onto me a couple of months ago on this forum - I'm no expert myself. What I did find though is that these bricks go a long way and don't need much water at all! (Still drying out my first mistake of adding too much water LOL).
     
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    Thanks mate

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    I have used the sphagnum moss in a humid hide for both stimmies and spotteds without any issues and they definitely take advantage of it. I only ever make it available to them during a shed cycle though, not 24/7. I use that exact vermiculite as a bedding for my turtle eggs in my incubator. Works great.
     
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    I use all of it except for perlite
     
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    I have also used some of those items,sphagnum moss & coir brick are good, I get my vermiculite from elsewhere because I like a large size for my eggs
     
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    Sounds like something a woman would say. Lol
     
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    I did use that for a while. I like another brunnings one tho called 'coir mulch' but bunning stoped stocking it and wont order me any. Luckily a friend of mine is going to get me some of the same stuff as kritters crumble just a discounted price. Insted of $20 for 20ltrs more lile $20 for 60ltrs. A bunch of my reptile feiends want some too so im lashing out and buying a pallet so i can pass the saving on to everyone else. Sharing the love

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    Sounds great where are you located any chance i can jump in on that

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    If you want to, They are compressed bricks and Ill be getting around 200-300 bricks. Im in Bayswater Perth WA, Or my down south friends come to my factory in Welshpool.
     

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