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What Substrate is Best for your Ball Python?

Video Review


Video Transcript


here that part
what’s up YouTube this is Jesse with
freedom breeder and today I’m gonna show
you cypress mulch versus cocoa blocks
coconut substrate and a Cypress
substrate for reptiles what will we
discuss probably what I like about the
two of them we do use both of them here
at freedom breeder and I really like
both of them if you haven’t subscribed
to this channel please do if you scroll
down to the bottom we have some links
below if you have any questions leave a
comment and to show your support give
this video a like so let’s jump into
this I’m going to show you the coconut
substrate first and then I’m gonna show
you the Cypress substrate what I like
about the coconut is I do like
personally the smell of it and I think
that it helps with odors and I do like
the fact that it does hold humidity just
like cypress mulch does we hear a
freedom reader like to use the coconut
more on the babies than the adults I do
not like it for the adults because it
dries out too fast compared to the
cypress mulch I also don’t like using it
for the adults because it is a lot more
time consuming to break apart if you get
a good routine you can break it apart
pretty quickly adding a little bit of
water to them and throwing them in a big
trash can if you’re doing a large scale
if you’re doing one at a time it’s
really not that time-consuming it takes
about like 10 minutes to break it up I’m
going to jump around but the cypress
mulch holds humidity very well the
cypress mulch also doesn’t is extremely
it is extremely mold resistant it’s easy
for spot-clean because it is in small
pieces and I don’t like it for the
babies because it’s has the small pieces
and when you’re feeding live it is often
that the rat will be a little sticky so
when you put it on top of the mulch the
shredded fine Cypress pieces stuck to
the rat and then when they eat it they
ingest it and
can have potential issues the reason I
like it for the adults is because they
compact it down a lot more it is also
very important that you don’t buy the
cypress mulch from places that add
different stuff than a hundred percent
cypress mulch sometimes you’ll find it
with other stuff that could be foreign
like such as leaves and other things but
you need to make sure that what you’re
getting is a hundred percent Cypress
mulched we usually get a double mil the
other thing that we really like about
the cypress mulch then it comes already
broken up in a bag 2 cubic foot bag that
is extremely convenient because I’ll get
there was cut open the top and pour it
you don’t want to add any water you
don’t have to add anything you don’t
have to break anything up so that is one
probe to using the cypress mulch another
thing that I like about the coconut the
main reason I like it for the berries is
that it doesn’t have a lot of the fine
pieces like the cypress mulch does and
it doesn’t stick to the snake when you
wet the tray down a little bit and also
it doesn’t get inside of the bowl as
easy as the cypress mulch does on the
little snakes and being little snakes
it’s harder for them to digest the
little pieces of cypress mulch since
they don’t break down since I chose to
get the highest grade of coconut out of
Sri Lanka it doesn’t come with the dust
and and I got it with low string count
and being that it has low dust and low
string count it has chunkier pieces and
less of the little tiny dusty pieces in
which can be ingested by the snake so in
my opinion that works better for the
babies here at freedom breeder you can’t
find little pieces of plastic in the
coco blocks and many other coconut
products because when they are buying
the
robbed product before they clean it
shake it out and take all the little
strings and dust out of the coconut
before they press it into blocks such as
the cocoa blocks they bring it over and
plastic bag so you will find little part
little pieces of plastic and sometimes
foreign objects because they do dry it
outside in the Sun like flowers and
other little objects there could even be
little pieces of cloth that is not going
to affect the snake at all and there is
no worries about a flower being in your
coconut bedding or a little piece of
plastic and your coconut bedding because
the snakes aren’t gonna ride around in
this cage and look to eat the plastic or
the flower or even a piece of cloth the
coconut husks being chopped up into
chunks is mold resistant however it is
not a hundred percent mold resistance
and you resistant and you may experience
some mold and high humidity high
temperature low ventilation environments
so I just wanted to be upfront and
honest about that thank you for watching
this video
on Coco blocks and cypress mulch and
what we use here at freedom breeder and
my opinion on the two they are both
great substrates we use both of them and
we highly suggest the both of them but
if you have any doubts just use
unbleached paper and the links in the
description below you can get your coco
blocks there if you want to check out
what snakes we have available at freedom
breeder you can check it out there or go
to our website if you have any questions
please leave a comment below so we can
answer them for you
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thank you and have a great day guys
and please please keep coming back no do
you hear that part
yeah that wasn’t me that snake
literally it wasn’t me yeah

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There are a number of factors that go into deciding which is the best substrate for Ball Python. A substrate can be made from many different types of materials, but the most important factor is what will be used to keep your Ball Python healthy and happy. Most often, the substrate used to keep a python healthy and happy is something that is not readily available at the pet store.

So, before you decide on the substrate for your python you should first decide what you want to use. A substrate is used by the Ball Python to hide, to keep itself warm during the winter season, and to protect itself from being eaten. However, there are other uses for the substrate, as well. For instance, some snakes like to have a substrate that has tiny holes, so they can easily hide away food.

If you decide to use something other than the substrate that the Ball Python has been eating, you should use a substrate that the snake can eat on, but that is not going to harm them in any way. The best substrate for Ball Python, in this case, would be something like an old newspaper. The only downfall to this type of substrate is that you will have to clean it frequently, so make sure that the snake likes it.

Once you’ve decided on what you’re going to use, you can now begin to decide what type of substrate is best. If you’re using plastic, or glass, you can place the substrate anywhere that the Ball Python may need to hide. For example, you may place it underneath your refrigerator door, so that the python can stay warm in the winter months when the weather outside starts to turn colder.

Of course, if you are using plastic material then you are restricting the possibilities, because the python will have to eat off the plastic. This can be a lot of work, so it is advised that you use something else instead of plastic. The best substrate for Ball Python, however, would be something like a paper towel that is covered in a non-toxic solution.

Once you have decided what type of substrate for the Ball Python you are using, you can now begin to choose what size of substrate you want. Some snakes like to have larger substrates so that they can grow into bigger sizes, while others only need small sizes to keep themselves healthy.

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