Reptile Substrate

The right substrate for your reptile creates a comfortable and hygienic environment, reducing anxiety and leading to a healthier, happier life. By choosing a substrate that is easy to clean and maintain, you can reduce your pet’s risk of developing bacterial and fungal infections and maintain his overall wellbeing. At Pet City, we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality reptile substrates that are both visually appealing and easy to clean, making your life as a pet owner that little easier. 


What is a substrate for reptiles?

If you're new to the world of reptile ownership, you may be wondering what substrate is and why it's important for your pet's health and wellbeing. Put simply, substrate refers to the material that lines your reptile's enclosure. It provides a natural look and feel to your pet's home by replicating their natural habitat, and helps to maintain a clean and healthy environment. It’s important to note that different species have different needs, so it's best to research the specific needs of your reptile species and consult with a veterinarian or experienced reptile breeder for guidance on the best substrate to use.

How often do you change reptile substrate?

The frequency with which you should change your reptile's substrate depends on the type of substrate and the specific needs of your pet. As a general rule, you should remove solid waste (feces and uneaten food) from your reptile’s enclosure daily and replace the substrate entirely at least once a month. However, some substrates require more frequent cleaning and changing, so it's best to research your specific substrate and reptile species for guidance.