Reptichip Breeder Blocks
Made from the highest quality coconut available anywhere in the world, ReptiChip is the perfect reptile substrate that allows your animals to maintain their desired humidity level. This coconut bedding is ideal for all species of pythons, boas, colubrids, geckos, monitors, and frogs. Each ReptiChip block (12in x 12in x 6in) is compressed, chipped coconut that expands to 2.5 cubic feet (72 quarts) of premium reptile bedding when you add water.
This is the only brand we use for our personal reptile collection. If you live in the Midwestern US (or anywhere dry) this is a must have, and total game changer! Maintains humidity without molding like some other brands.
What is ReptiChip made of?
ReptiChip Breeder Blocks consist of 100% genuine coconut chips. Free of any coco fiber, dust or dirt, it is a pure bedding that suits a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and other tropical pets. It can be watered as appropriate to accommodate corn snakes, colubrids, boas, geckos, monitors and iguanas.
How to use:
ReptiChip will expand -significantly- when you add water. You can prepare the whole block, or break off and prepare small batches as needed.
If you prepare the whole block, we recommend you use a large plastic tote to place the open block into. Add water. It will soak and start expanding, you may need to gradually add a gallon at a time until you get it where you need. The goal is for the substrate to be slightly moist to the touch but not dripping water. We find that mixing it up in between adding another gallon of water is useful, as it gives all of the substrate a chance to get evenly hydrated. If you add too much water, just tip the tub to let off the excess water and let it air dry briefly.
If you don’t use it all at once, keep it in the plastic tote to store it. You may need to add more water if it dries out before you use it.
ReptiChip makes clean up a breeze. Easily spot clean messes, it will absorb the wet waste and you can easily remove solid waste when you see it.
If the ReptiChip looks like it’s too dry in the enclosure, simply add a few cups of water and it will re-absorb. We recommend fully replacing your reptile’s substrate every 3 months or sooner, depending on reptile size and how messy/smelly their waste is.