new bedding

Discussion in 'Monitors & Tegus' started by tegu_girl0, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. tegu_girl0

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    i got the coconut bedding for gonzo and it is awsom it keeps the humidity up and he can eat on it the only thing is it says its for a 40 gal tank and i split it up cus i have a 10 gal and it berrily coverd the bottom so i did the hole thing. [/url]
     
  2. JEFFREH

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  3. KLiK

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    i would use raw dirt a 40lb bag of topsoil is $1.50+tax at home depot
     
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  5. tegu_girl0

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    yah but that wont keep the humidaty ^
     
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  7. dan420

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    Im pretty sure that regular old dirt will hold humidity just fine. Let it get too wet, and you will have a muddy mess, but it should be alright.
     
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  9. tegu_girl0

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    im gunna stay wit the coconutt bedding
     
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  11. KLiK

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    you could mix it use 1/4 coconut bedding and 3/4 topsoil
     
  12. tegu_girl0

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    i walked in my room this morning and the bedding stunk my mom said it was what wet dirt smelt like but it smels like a ded animal!!! what do i do
     
  13. tegu_girl0

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    hello a lil help please ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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  14. KLiK

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    the dead animal smell is the smell of its poop. the only thing you can do is change the bedding and whenever your tegu poops remove the poop. the reason it smells so bad is because it eats mostly meat
     
  15. tegu_girl0

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    yes but i did and it did not help this morniong it smelt the same
     
  16. KLiK

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    have you cleaned out the enclosure as well? the longer poop stays in there the more the smell will seep into the substrate
     
  17. Oscar

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    I would imagine that the same properties of the coconut bedding that allows it to retain so much humidty also lends itself to retain a good deal of the poop smell as well. I agree with KliK in regards to the soil, or, a soil made with a peat moss or sphagnum moss blend. You could not only scoop the poop out then but also take all the soil surrounding the poop, this might help with the smell a little...

    Peatmoss in the soil, or sphagnum will also hold the humidty quite well...

    Cory
     
  18. KLiK

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    the dirt does well with the humidity as well, but another good thing about it is that if you miss any spots when cleaning out the poop the dirt would help mufle some of the smell
     

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