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Does orchid bark go by other names?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosure Substrate' started by TechnoCheese, Dec 22, 2017.

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    I can’t seem to find it anywhere!
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    Yes. Fir Bark is one other name. Its sold as "ReptiBark" in the pet stores in tiny little overpriced bags.
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    Thank you!
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    . . . or "Forest Floor" by Zoo Med.
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    I thought that was cypress mulch?
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    Oops! I think you're right. Sorry. I use that too when I can't get my orchid bark.
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    Yeah, there’s nowhere near me with more than 8 quart bags, so I think I’m either going to use that or just settle with reptibark :)
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    I use the chips for several lizard species. I like them. I've used them under tortoises a few times, but prefer the orchid bark. It is not a bad way to go though for tortoises that are 4" or larger. Little ones have trouble walking on the chips.
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