when I put down the "forest floor" my tort immediately tried to eat the small pieces of wood. I have tied a couple different substrates and now I am using the Eco Earth Loose Coconut Fiber and I like it so far, it holds moisture really good. It's a little messy but was less messy than any of the dirt based subsrtates and my tort doesn't try and eat it. I was going to go with the bark but I was afraid he may ingest a small piece and then end up with compaction.Hello group, I'm relatively new to the tortoise world and as many people know the information out there varies GREATLY. I trust this group and I've read many of the past threads about cypress mulch here. Wanted to just confirm people here are OK with some mulch (forest floor specifically) in a yearling leopard tortoise enclosure(also has coir, soil). My leopard Facebook page says to not to use it but then people other places do use it and often.
Thoughts? I mistakenly bought quite a bit of it so I wanted to use it...IF it's safe only. Otherwise oh well money lost. Not important compared to my torts health. Tort pic because...its cute.