In Reply to: Husbandry posted by Dennie Miller on August 28, 2002 at 15:37:59:
:Question 1: What do you prefer for the substrate of your cages? Why?
aspen, for a couple of reasons -
1) easier to clean than paper 2) alterna (and other snake) can burrow into it, and seem to be more calm in aspen.
drawbacks: 1) i don't think most herpers (myself included) keep an aspen-bedded cage quite as clean as a folded-newspaper cage 2) an occassional snake seems to get aspen dust in the tear ducts or nostrils, causing problems