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RE: Substrate

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Posted by: sarge2004 at Mon Dec 2 09:26:04 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by sarge2004 ]  
   

Having raised constrictors all my life and using all the various substrates, I have settled on using newspaper for many years. Easy on both you and the snake. They are very clean animals and it is very easy to keep them and the cage clean with newspaper. The bark you mention is ok but one thing to keep in mind is these commercial loose substrates can harbor snake mites. When I used loose substrates, such as bark and aspen shavings, I constantly had mite infestations. Last but not least, I highly recommend feeding constrictors inside their cages. Again, better for you and the snake. With loose substrate you stand the chance of ingestion especially with a young snake. In the wild snakes do not live and eat off of piles of bark and wood chips. Best of luck and enjoy your new boa. Bill
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