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Clay with Sand for the Terrarium

Clay with Sand for the Terrarium

In this category you will find sand with clay for the terrarium by Habistat, i.e. a substrate based on the natural composition found in some desert regions. You will find a substrate for desert reptiles, such as a substrate for the Bearded Agama and a substrate for the Leopard Gecko.

When will clay with sand for a terrarium be better?

It is worth remembering that although a given species of reptile occurs in a specific region, the substrate itself may differ in places. When is it worth choosing sand with an admixture of clay? In fact, in the case of most desert reptiles, it depends mainly on the breeder's preferences and what visual effect he wants in the terrarium. However, if you use sand-only substrate and have noticed that your reptile eats the substrate in excess while eating a meal, then it is worth switching to sand with clay, which will be safer for it.

Sand with clay is a special composition of sand, rock aggregate and clay, characteristic of some desert regions. Thanks to the clay content, after wetting and drying again, it creates a hard and compact structure in which you can build natural pits, caves and tunnels, as well as construct walls. If only sand is used, hiding places and the like must be introduced into the terrarium separately. The visual effects can therefore be very different, but our reptile will feel good in both editions.

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Sand alone or Sand with Clay?

Sand is a natural type of substrate and looks very aesthetically pleasing in a terrarium. However, opinions among terrariumists regarding the sand itself in the terrarium are strongly divided. If we decide to use it in the terrarium, it is worth watching the lizard if it does not consume excessive amounts while eating food or simply during the day. Excess sand in the body in extreme cases can lead to clogging of the digestive system, so in the case of snacking, It is recommend to changing the substrate to another, for example sand with clay. Sand with Clay is characterized by a compact consistency, which limits the sticking of grains of sand to the food and the mouth of the reptile.