Bedding is the material placed on the floor of the bearded dragon cage. Bearded dragons spend most of their time in the cage, so the bedding will directly impact the health and enrichment of your pets.
Wrong bedding can lead to impaction and disease for them. The best bedding for bearded dragons is very important for them to enjoy along and happy life.
In this post, we will look at two of the best bedding for bearded dragons: Zoo Med Eco Earth Loose Coconut Fiber Substrate VS. Zoo Med Eco Cage Carpet.
#1 Safety and non-toxic material
Above all things, the primary concern of bearded dragons owner is the safety of pets. Whatever bedding you are using, ensure that it is natural and does not contain any harmful dyes or colors, which might cause irritation to bearded dragon’s skin and eyes.
Zoo Med Eco Cage Carpet is the product made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic bottles. This makes it is environmentally friendly and extremely affordable as well. Moreover, with the carpet bedding, you can totally remove the concern about the risk of accidental ingestion like some other loose bedding.
Zoo Med Loose coconut Fiber is an all-natural product that means it is completely safe for your bearded dragons.
Because this bedding is so fine, it is not caused any problems with digestion ore impaction if you bearded dragons accidentally ingest. However, this bedding can be a bit messy and dust when it is dry.
#2 Easy to maintain
It is obvious that bearded dragons bedding requires frequent cleaning. Choosing the bedding that easy to reduce and replace can save much of your time and effort.
Zoo Med coconut fiber is quite easy to clean. You can spot clean and remove solid waste from loose bedding with spoon or scoop. And once per month, you should completely change the substrate.
Coconut fiber is also very well absorbs, which makes it an ideal product for odor control.
Zoo Med Carpet is easier to clean than the loose since you just wash it under the running water and wait it dry then put it back in the cage. To replace, it comes in 13 x 48 inches. This size is ideal for 55 gallons tank but it can be easily cut and used for a smaller tank.