Substrate Change

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Substrate Change

Postby EricaLikeBurrito » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:49 pm

How often should I change my skink's substrate? I have heard every 3 months but I have also heard every time it sheds. Im using Repti Bark (fir bark) and my skink is currently shedding.
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Re: Substrate Change

Postby splashy07 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 am

I use the same or similar. I spot clean every day and take the cages down completely and re-do every three/four months.
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Re: Substrate Change

Postby EricaLikeBurrito » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:04 pm

Even after they shed? Do the flakes hurt or irritate my skink?
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Re: Substrate Change

Postby Janella » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:55 pm

I also spot clean every single day ( feces, urates, shed, etc). Then every 3 months full enclosure clean out. Any left shed on the substrate won't hurt your reptile. I personally just hate a dirty enclosure, so I manually clean it out when they do shed.
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Re: Substrate Change

Postby EricaLikeBurrito » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Oh ok thanks :)
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Re: Substrate Change

Postby Janella » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:48 pm

No problem at all :D

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