5 Stars By Michelle Lynn on 2016-08-21
Perfect for our little burrowing pet snake.
I have never been disappointed with this Aspen snake bedding. We have a small Western hognose snake who is a burrower. He loves making new tunnels in his terrarium with this bedding. This bedding keeps the terrarium nice and dry, preventing any type of mildew buildup from spilled water or other waste.
We have been using this same Aspen bedding from Zoo Med since we first got our snake. It is recommended to change the bedding every 30-60 days, but if you are cleaning up your pet'pets waste it usually lasts much longer than that. This bedding does not have a strong smell. It is a bit dusty when you first pour it into the terrarium, but it settles almost immediately. Every time we purchase new bedding for our pet, he spends long hours making new tunnels and seems to enjoy it.
We feed our snake in his tank using tongs and have never had any problems with him swallowing any of the bedding. I would just say to always be cautious of this, but we have never had any issues with that.
I highly recommend this Zoo Med aspen snake bedding for anyone who has a burrowing snake set up in a terrarium.
5 Stars By Nath on 2014-09-25
upgrade your reptile's experience!
well, actually "I" don't love it, but Striker, our striped king snake seems to revel in it. His tongue used to flicker in and out about 15 times a minute,..now he's up to 20-30 flickers a minute, except after a meal,..that's when he kind of shuts down all systems for a day. This is better than the old tried and true shredded newspaper, trust me,..that stuff is hard to clean out, and gets stuck to the glass. With this, we dump the bulk of it in the trash,..the rest--we spray it outside with the hose and let it float down to the neighbor's driveway, where he, no doubt, enjoys driving over the super-luxurious, albeit used, snake bedding on the way to his 9-5.
5 Stars By Daniel P. Sniderman on 2017-11-24
Safe bedding for ball pythons and easy to clean!
Keep in mind that substrates for other reptiles (like lizards) are not always safe for snakes— who may accidentally eat some of it along with their food. Aspen bedding is snake-safe and this big bag lasts months in our 20-gal terrarium. Snake poop is easy to find and to scoop out, keeping the rest of the bedding fresh. We’ve never had an odor problem with it, and our snakes seem very comfortable. (We have 2 juvenile ball pythons in a divided terrarium). As a bonus, when it’s time to change the bedding, it’s so fluffy and lightweight that you can just flip the terrarium over and shake it into a bag!
5 Stars By Megan Jones on 2017-08-11
Best bedding out there so far.
Snake bedding can be a big point of contention between owners, but one part is clear. Aspen is one of, if not the best type of wood to use. Don't go cheap and buy from random people on craigslist. Make sure to go with a reputable dealer, like the companies you'd find on 2DayDeliver. This bedding is soft to the touch, easy to clean and very economical in regards to cost and amount you get. We've tried a few different brands for our ball python and this is by far his favorite. He's much more active, doesn't hide in his cave and will even move around aimlessly in (What I hope) is happiness with the bedding he has. Great product.
5 Stars By Val Z. on 1969-12-31
Great bedding for small pets!
We buy this for our pet rats since aspen doesn't have a lot of dust. They love burrowing through it and it's nice and soft for them. We spot clean their cage every day and completely change out the bedding once a week. We like being able to buy the 24 quart size as we go through A LOT of it. We've been told sometimes wood bedding can have mites so when this comes in we freeze each bag for 24 hours just as a precaution. We'll love this bedding & intend to by it as long as we have our rat babies.
5 Stars By HKMR762 on 2017-09-24
Best stuff for Colubrids
Best stuff for Colubrids in my opinion. Some species like to burrow and hide under stuff as oppsed to in something. This bedding along with an above surface hide box or cave gives them an alternative.
Will never use anything but Zoo Med shredded Aspen bedding.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-08-19
Best snake bedding I have found
My cali kingsnake loves to burrow and create tunnels in his substrate. I've tried several kinds in the past, from sand, repti bark, to coconut fiber, but aspen is my favorite and this is the best quality I have found.
Sand is a pain, repti bark is too heavy for burrowing, and coconut fibers are so fine that they have gotten stuck in my snakes' nostrils. Aspen is light, visually appealing, easy to spot messes, can be fluffy or compact, and holds tunnels and moisture well.
Half of the 24 quart bag was enough to fill a thick layer in my 36 x 18 tank. It's nice to have another half bag laying around for when I need to top it off.
4 Stars By KrystleAnn on 2017-08-08
Great but a little dusty
A little dusty for being "low dust" but otherwise, a great product. I've been using this for years for my my snakes and I've yet to have an issue in regards to the animal. I however, sneeze my face off every time I open a bag because of the dust, but I am more sensitive than most. The bedding itself is very absorbent and helps keeps funky smells away. I have recently switched to Kritter Krumble though, because of my personal allergies.
5 Stars By Mallory on 2015-07-27
The best bedding for your slithery friends.
My snake has been using this product for 10 years. It's very fresh without having an overwhelming "pet" smell to it. Very easy to clean up, we just use a broom dust pan and scoop it out of the tank. It collects waste well too so you can simply remove the waste without losing a lot of bedding. The large bag fills a large snake aquarium. Its very fluffy at the beginning but begins to settle and become less fluffy which is great because my snake like to create tunnels through this bedding. I absolutely recommend this to any snake owner!
5 Stars By Shelly on 2016-02-25
This bedding is great for snakes
This bedding is great for snakes. Our corns love to burrow in it and it's just the right consistency for them! It also is still easy for to clean up the snake feces for our older corn. The younger corn (only about 2 months old and still having the thinner/runnier poops) is harder to clean up after as the poops are easy to miss. Overall, it's much nicer than the paper towels we'd been using before. If you use this, I wouldn't recommend feeding the snake in the enclosure as I've heard they can get impacted bowels from the sawdust.