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What type of bedding?
Posted: 22/06/2009 by Row


Hope everyone is looking forward to the nice weather heading our way?

I have a wooden house for Tetley and Twiglet's outdoor encloser and was wondering what sort of bedding would be best.

I have hemp but worried it may get damp and cause problems? Not sure it can cause problems but just worried as usual! I use thsi is one of the hideout indoors.

Or is just top soil ok? 



Re: What type of bedding?
Posted: 22/06/2009 by tpgAli

Hi Row,
I would suggest if you are looking for a substrate to cover the whole of the floor then go with a mixture of sand/soil. I have never known hemp to get damp if it is used in a dry environment but it can get damp around and under the water bowl. It can also be ingested when they eat and i have heard of stories where tortoises have had to have operations where it has pierced their insides.
Play safe and stick to soil, thats my advice.



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