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Horsefield substrate??

Discussion in 'Turtles and Tortoises' started by EmberBirb, Oct 29, 2018.


  1. EmberBirb

    EmberBirb PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all, I have two horsefield males who are kept in a vivarium. I was wondering what substrate other people use? I have done a ton of research and they have had all sorts, beech chips, grass pellets and the most recent is a top quality soil mixture that’s suitable for tortoises.

    I’ve been told by many people that the soil is the best option but I’ve noticed that my tortoises occasionally get it on their food. I’ve tried putting newspaper under it and feeding them out the viv but they won’t eat out of it.

    So what would be the best bedding that won’t cause harm to their eating? (Even if not the best just something ideal as I am in the process of rehoming them)
     
  2. Torty Yo

    Torty Yo PetForums Newbie

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    Topsoil is best and it wont hurt if they do eat it.
     
  3. Paula Marshall

    Paula Marshall PetForums Newbie

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    We have 2 family tortoises. One prefers wood chips and the other prefers the maze substrate. I suppose it’s a bit of trial and error. We noticed a big difference in how the moved around their own enclosures which told us what each prefers.
     
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