- May 1, 2016
I have read that coco coir is one of the best substrates to use but I can't seem to make it work inside of my enclosure and I am seeking advice. I first bought the coco coir bricks and added the correct amount of water as instructed and waited. I then squeezed out as much water as I possibly could before adding the coir to my enclosure. After a few days it started to grow mold so I vacuumed it all out and cleaned the enclosure and decided to try again. This time I purchased a bag of the coir that wasn't compressed into a brick and just misted the top so that it wasn't wet all the way through and again after a few days of misting everyday it started to grow mold. It doesn't just grow mold in one spot but everywhere. A layer of white fuzzy mold everywhere on the surface. I don't understand why. I also tried to use this same coco coir in my rainbow boas enclosure with the exact same results. I'm not sure why I can't seem to get this to work. Is there something else I can use instead that is just as good for my redfoot?