coco coir

  1. snailpeekoutofshell

    ReptiChip/coco coir combo outside?

    This is the ReptiBark This is the coco coir After prepping my outdoor area for Beans I've been thinking about how I can get some clean fill dirt in his enclosure... but it would be a lot of labor to move that amount of dirt on my own and I would also have to purchase a wheelbarrow and something...
  2. Redstrike

    Dust issues with Mulch and Coco Coir

    Hi all, I've kept redfoots (4) in the northeastern US for about 9 years. I see a lot of recommendations for cypress and hardwood mulch and coconut coir for our tortoises. I've used both and I have to say I'm concerned with the level of dust present in each. Occasionally I turn-over my mulch...
  3. CliffordtheredfootTORT

    redfoot hatchling substrate?

    Ok so I found this stuff at menards it looks exactly like coconut coir to me. My plan was to put about 4 inches of this down and then cypress multch on top for a dry layer has anyone else used this stuff before does it work is it safe? Or am I better off just buy eco earth or something like that...
  4. mike t

    Substrate issues - Coco Fiber is too dusty

    Hi all, I've had a beautiful Greek Tortoise for 7 years now, and I've been using eco earth coco fiber since I got him. It's great stuff - smells good, looks good, easy for him to burrow into, doesn't irritate him, relatively cheap, etc - but I find that it dries out insanely fast. Early on, I...
  5. Erinelle

    Adverse reaction to coco coir & topsoil mixture

    Hello, This is my very first post on the forum. So glad to have found it. Seems like people here are very helpful. Unlike many of the FB groups where people are brutally bluggoned for opinions and comments. (I’ve not personally had anyone be rude but have seen others bullied for asking newbie...
  6. Magicmoon

    Substrate opinions?

    I have my Russian tortoise in plain soil and it seems to irritate his eyes, so I am thinking about switching to coco coir. Is there any difference between what I can get at a garden store and petco? At petco they have zoo med eco earth coconut fiber substrate, would that be better or...
  7. Gbear

    Is this the same as Eco Earth?

    I was wondering if this coco coir is the same as Eco Earths and if anyone else has ever bought it off Amazon...
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