Bearded Dragon Substrate

Any loose bearded dragon substrate can cause impaction which can be fatal. I use non-adhesive shelf liner from the dollar store. You can potty train them to go in the same spot. Fold up a paper towel and see if ur baby will comply. I wouldn’t recommend any sort of clay or sand or any other loose substrate in the enclosure

bearded dragon substrate

What is the Best Substrate for Bearded Dragons

 Nonadhesive shelf liner or reptile carpet are all good options when looking for what is the best substrate for bearded dragons beginner pets owners. I use the Zen Mat  4’x2′ base Enclosures.  The actual mat size is 46″x22″. However, we recommend placing a piece of tile in a high-traffic area so it helps trim down their nails.Easy to clean, stays warm, better on their joints and they don’t slide around like they can on tile.

Bearded Dragon Substrate Tiles

We recommend Ceramic tile from Home Depot. It’s very easy to clean and the squares come out for when you do the once-a-week deep clean. You can also get 6 x 6 tiles from Lowes and they work great too. 36 and 18 can be divided by 6, so 6 tiles across and 3 deep. Cost about $12 total.

You should choose the right substrate for your bearded Dragon. Not all substrates will work for all bearded Dragons. In a captive environment, the ZooMed Reptile and substrate mixture is the best for bearded Dragons.

It is easy to use, it can be used to build intricate tunnels and your bearded dragon may even dig its own holes with it. This product is very useful because you can move it around as you like. It can even be used as a scratching board. See available bearded dragon for sale

Bearded Dragon Digging Substrate

Lay boxes are a good bearded dragon digging substrate. You can give her a dog box. Just not have the whole floor be a loose substrate. As long as you aren’t feeding her in it where she can accidentally ingest the dirt, you’ll be fine!

Bearded dragons might have additional requirements such as a diet or a natural appearance. They will often tell you what they need. If your bearded dragon is too shiny or bright, bumps into objects, and doesn’t like its surroundings, you might consider changing to a substrate with more contrast.

If your bearded dragon doesn’t like its current diet, this could be something you should try. Plain vinegar can be used to spot-clean the substrate. It is important to rinse the substrate well after cleaning it so that there is no impaction. You can clean any areas of impaction by thoroughly cleaning it and then trying again.

best substrate for bearded dragons

Best Substrate for Bearded Dragons

Substrate can also absorb moisture poorly, so moisture from the soil may build up. Bearded dragon substrates will need to be repositioned when the substrate is changed.  You may need to experiment to determine which substrate absorbs the most.

This can mean that you will need to purchase more substrate or change it frequently. Last but not least, substrate comes in different grades.

You will need to decide what kind of bearded dragon your substrate is suitable for and how it fits into their tank. It is also important to determine how much substrate you need, as different sizes bearded dragons require different amounts.

There is nothing wrong with using tile as a substrate. Just ensure they have something rough to rub against their bellies to help with things like shedding and keeping femoral pores clean. I use a mixture of carpet, tile, slate, and shelf liner. You also want to change this regularly.

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