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Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by TortRook1, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. TortRook1

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    What are some of the best substrates you have used for a juvenile sulcata tortoise?
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    orchid bark, small grade
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    Greetings..

    As noted above, fine to medium grade orchid bark is a favorite, as are coco coir, very damp peat moss, as well as cypress mulch.

    Most of these substrates are MUCH cheaper from a garden center, or Walmart or Lowes than your local pet store.

    From @Tom ’s Sully care sheet:

    Substrate: I recommend coco coir, orchid bark, cypress mulch, plain additive free soil, or yard dirt if yours is suitable. All of these can be purchased in bulk at most hardware or garden center stores at a tremendous savings. I recommend against wood shavings or chips, ground walnut shell, corn cob bedding, rabbit pellets, compressed grass pellet bedding, newspaper pellets, hay, cedar, or any amount of sand.
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    I need to amend that care sheet…

    Fine grade orchid bark is the way to go.
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