Tortoise Life reptile substrate has been designed to meet the specific needs of tortoises originating from arid habitats, particularly Mediterranean and Russian tortoises, it is also suitable for many species of lizards that originate from dry arid habitats.
It is a blend of ingredients that provides the idealmix of texture and moisture retention to simulate the soils found in their natural habitats. The addition of pure limestone to the mix provides additional calcium if the substrate is eaten.
To use spread the substrate evenly over the bottom of the enclosure to a depth of at least 2" (5cm)for young animals and up to 6" (15cm) or more for mature animals.
Russian tortoisesparticularly may need a deeper substrate as they burrow extensively.
Spot-clean daily toremove soiled substrate and replace completely every 2 or 3 weeks.
An added benefit of the substrate is that it can be sprayed to provide local humidity but avoid making the substrate too wet.