What Brand of Cypress Mulch

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Cypress bark mulch is pretty much cypress bark mulch. Many home and garden stores have it available under their own brand name or in bulk. When purchasing just ensure that the pieces are sized appropriately for what you are using it for, that it is dye and chemical (pesticides & herbicides) free and that it doesn't have any organic or inorganics ingredients that could be harmful to animals.
 

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The quality of the mulch in my area varies a lot.
I suggest you hand sift it out of the bag.
I've found metal debris, wire and plastic in mine.
And one time, the whole contents smelled like a dead animal. So I threw it out.
 

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I use. 3”-4” depth of the No Float cypress then cover with Reptibark. On the east coast this is the cheapest way to get the Fine Fir Bark look and works well. Way cleaner too
 

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I use. 3”-4” depth of the No Float cypress then cover with Reptibark. On the east coast this is the cheapest way to get the Fine Fir Bark look and works well. Way cleaner too
I’m going to look for that brand, I remember looking at that brand of them but it had Dye so I wasn’t certain it it’s safe for tortoises.
 

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The quality of the mulch in my area varies a lot.
I suggest you hand sift it out of the bag.
I've found metal debris, wire and plastic in mine.
And one time, the whole contents smelled like a dead animal. So I threw it out.
I bought that specific brand the cypress Blend. I only covered half of the enclosure with it the rest has no substrate. Does it stain the Tortoise?
The previous substrate which was Organic topsoil made my tortoise get really dirty & the soil got stuck on its Scutes. It also got on its Food. Should I cover the Whole Enclosure with it?
 

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I bought that specific brand the cypress Blend. I only covered half of the enclosure with it the rest has no substrate. Does it stain the Tortoise?
The previous substrate which was Organic topsoil made my tortoise get really dirty & the soil got stuck on its Scutes. It also got on its Food. Should I cover the Whole Enclosure with it?
It hasn't stained either my redfoot or my leopard. It covers my leopards completely and is the majority of my redfoots. She has a different brand of cypress on top that I cant find any more, but i had thay little bit of the bag left, hence just the top layer. She digs in though with no issues or staining
 

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It hasn't stained either my redfoot or my leopard. It covers my leopards completely and is the majority of my redfoots. She has a different brand of cypress on top that I cant find any more, but i had thay little bit of the bag left, hence just the top layer. She digs in though with no issues or staining
Got it, Thanks.
 
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