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    I just bought a snake this weekend and the substrate for this species calls for sand. What is the best kind to use, and what are some other acceptable choices.

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    my dear palie-pooh,
    this site will prolly tell you all you need to know and more...good luck! btw my new spiderlings are munchin on some baby crickets as i type!!!! they r all chubbie already...
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    Ozzy, I use Calci-sand for my snakes. I have 2 Desert Kingsnakes, and 1 California Kingsnake, and there "sand" base is calcium granules, crushed to look like sand. When a snake feeds, they don't have the means to clean out their mouths so a lot of things go down with the food. Including sand. Since I don't need vet bills, I used the Calci-sand as it is calcium, and will be digested inside the snake without compacting its gut. It is then eliminated as waste, with some going towards the building of a healthy skeletal system. Harmless to the snake, and worth using, I think. What did you get, Oz? The standard Boa Constrictor or python, or a good ole American snake?
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    Death, I checked on kingsnake.com before and it didn't really say.
    Bugweed, where can I get Cali-sand? Is it expensive?
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    Quote[/b] ]What did you get, Oz? The standard Boa Constrictor or python, or a good ole American snake?
    Of course I got an American snake. I'm alot more interested in local reptiles then exotic. I'm not going to say what I got just yet, I want to play Guess this snake. Look in the other topic for details and a pic of the snake.
    I do have a pic of his enclosure.
    What do you think?

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    Very nice, but wood bark substrates attract mites, and they can be a pain too. A snake infested with mites is miserable as these bloodsuckers make him sick. I use Reptile Relief for mites. It isn't a poison, and yet kills lice, ticks, mites, and fleas on contact. Avoid using the product on the eye scales, or within six hours after a shed. Calci-sand is sold at Petco, and other pet stores and outlets. It comes in various background colors too. Black, white, green, gray, etc. I like the desert king against the black background. Her yellow stands out like a beacon. Purty. So beat feet down to Petco, and see what you find.



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    your best bet for any snake these days is aspen shavings. They are not deadly like cedar shavings and is good in collecting waste and conducting heat.
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