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Posted by: lw12047 at Sun Dec 7 14:33:11 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by lw12047 ]  
   

Hello all, just wondering what some other anole owners prefer for bedding. As a kid I used gravel, not knowing any better (although my anoles were healthy, happy and long lived anyway). I decided sveral months ago to have an anole again, and started him with Repti-Bark, the problem with it being that if he does not eat his cricket right away, the stuff is in such large pieces that they just burrow into it and hide, some he catches, other he doesn't- they die under something and he misses his meal. So I thought I would try "jungle bark" which looked much finer at the bottom of the package (about the only part not covered by the label). It's filled with little hairs, coconut fiber I assume, when he eats he invariably catches one of these in his mouth, this morning he couldn't get it out and swallowed it, can't be good for his intestines. I removed it, put repti-bark back. So how about organic compost? Looking for something fine, moisture retentive, and containing nothing that would harm him. Any input appreciated, thanks.


   

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