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Old 04-29-03, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Switching Substrate

I am thinking of switching the substrate in my cornsnake and kingsnake cages from pine shavings to newspaper to keep it a little cooler during the summer. I know this is going to sound really dumb but here goes...I just want to know if switching it would affect them in any way?


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Steve, this would probably be the best decision you have ever made in keeping herps... Pine shavings are notorious for causing respitory infections from the oil that is in them. Give your snakes a few hides and they wont know the differance... Definatly i GOOD idea to make the change, and clean up for you is going to be a breeze! is offline  
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Thanks Jeff. I am always worrying about the smallest things, but it keeps my herps healthy so I guess I can't complain.
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Jeff is right. Pine is terrible in most aspects. And terribly harder to clean.

Once you go with paper towel or newspaper you won't believe you ever used a wood chip substrate again! At first its not as pleasing to the eye, but the low matainence makes up for it.

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