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Substrate for the Boa Snake

Substrate for the Boa Snake

In this category you will find safe, specialized terrarium substrate for Boa. When choosing the right substrate, we should be guided by the best possible representation of the natural conditions of our species. So we need to know if our python likes a dry, semi-dry, semi-humid or moist environment, whether it is a terrestrial or arboreal snake, or whether it digs in the ground.

What substratum for Boa in a Tropical Terrarium?

In a tropical terrarium with high humidity between 70-90%, choose well-absorbent substrates, such as coconut fiber, which looks very aesthetic, binds feces, and allows digging. Remember about proper ventilation in this type of terrariums so that the substrate does not start to mold.

For arboreal species or species that spend most of their time above the ground, coconut fiber. It is also worth using underfloor heating, which supports the evaporation of water from the moist substrate. Perfect bedding for Amazon Tree Boa  (corallus hortulanus) and Emerald Tree Boa  (corallus caninus) is a mixture of coconut chips with sand, which conducts heat well and supports the evaporation of water from the coconut fiber, thanks to which the snake practically does not go down to the ground. Coconut peat or coconut fiber is an ideal substrate for Cuban boa (Epicrates angulifer), Solomon Island Ground Boa (Candoia paulsoni), Puerto Rican boa (Epicrates inornatus). As a substrate for the boa constrictor snake, peat with sand, coconut substrate or a bioactive substrate will be perfect.


For terrestrial pythons, a 2:1 mix of coconut fiber with peat or the coconut substrate alone, a mixture of sand with peat, sphagnum moss will work. It will be an ideal substrate for s red-tailed boa (Boa Costrictor) and a madagaskar boa (acrantophis madagarscariensis). A good solution will be a mixture of sand with peat, sphagnum moss.

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Reference: PRBLOCK002

Brand: Reptiblock

REPTIBLOCK Bedding Coir Peat 4,5KG 70L SMALL

Reptiblock S - PREMIUM class Dust-free substrate in the form of coconut chips for terrarium - Pressed Fiber from CoconutCoconut substrate for reptiles and amphibians. Perfect for Snake, Agama, Chameleon, Turtle, Hamster, Mouse, Gecko and other lizards and rodents, and as a substrate supplement for plants4.5 kg - 70LFine Chips - Gradation S.

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Reference: PRBLOCK0550L

Brand: Reptiblock

REPTIBLOCK Bedding Coconut Chips 550g 10L THICK

Reptiblock Chips L - Pressed Coconut Fiber - Dust-proof coconut substrate for PREMIUM class terrariums   For reptiles and amphibians in the form of coconut chips. Perfect for Snake, Agama, Chameleon, Turtle, Hamster, Mouse, Gecko and other lizards and rodents, and as a substrate supplement for plantsPackage: 550g - 10 L.Breederblock - 6 / 12mm THICK Chips

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Reference: PRBLOCK0550S

Brand: Reptiblock

REPTIBLOCK Bedding Coir Peat 600g 10L SMALL

Reptiblock Chips S - Pressed Coconut Fiber - Dust-proof coconut substrate for PREMIUM class terrariums   For reptiles and amphibians in the form of coconut chips. Perfect for Snake, Agama, Chameleon, Turtle, Hamster, Mouse, Gecko and other lizards and rodents, and as a substrate supplement for plantsPackage 600g - 10 L.Small size CHIPS - S gradation

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Reference: PRBLOCK2500L

Brand: Reptiblock

REPTIBLOCK Bedding Coconut Chips 2,5kg 40L THICK

Reptiblock Chips L - Pressed Coconut Fiber - Dust-proof coconut substrate for PREMIUM class terrariums   For reptiles and amphibians in the form of coconut chips. Perfect for Snake, Agama, Chameleon, Turtle, Hamster, Mouse, Gecko and other lizards and rodents, and as a substrate supplement for plantsPackage: 2,5kg - 40 L.Breederblock - 6 / 12mm THICK Chips

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Reference: PRBLOCK2500M

Brand: Reptiblock

REPTIBLOCK Bedding Coconut Fiber 2,5KG 40L MEDIUM

Reptiblock Chips L - Pressed Coconut Fiber - Dust-proof coconut substrate for PREMIUM class terrariums   For reptiles and amphibians in the form of coconut chips. Perfect for Snake, Agama, Chameleon, Turtle, Hamster, Mouse, Gecko and other lizards and rodents, and as a substrate supplement for plantsPackage: 2,5kg - 40 L. Medium size chips

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Reference: PRBLOCK002-3X

Brand: Reptiblock

REPTIBLOCK 3-Pack Bedding Coir Peat 4,5KG 70L SMALL

3pack of Reptiblock Reptiblock S - PREMIUM class Dust-free substrate in the form of coconut chips for terrarium - Pressed Fiber from CoconutCoconut substrate for reptiles and amphibians. Perfect for Snake, Agama, Chameleon, Turtle, Hamster, Mouse, Gecko and other lizards and rodents, and as a substrate supplement for plants3x box of 4,5kg - 70LFine Chips...

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Reference: PASPEN05

Brand: Tapvei

Aspen safe Bedding for snakes 2x2mm

Aspen, dust-free bedding for laboratory animals. High-quality and safe for animals. Perfect for snakes, lizards, rodents and more.2x2mm gradationQuantity to choose from: 5L, 10L, 20L, 50L

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Substrate for a Boa Snake for a Dry or Semi-Dry Terrarium

For a terrarium with a humidity of approx. 30-40%, where only a bowl of water is often used as a source of steam.

We can use a substrate that is not very fine and loose, for example, coarse sand, sand with peat in a ratio of 2: 1 is a great substrate for a sand boa (Eryx spp.). Dry, dust-free substrates such as lignocell or aspen substrate are a good substrate for rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata).