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Posted by mchambers on September 04, 2002 at 12:53:07:
In Reply to: another vote for aspen for same reasons n/m posted by san_antonio_tx on August 28, 2002 at 19:58:54:
in 20 years of using aspen ( sometimes ) i have had 3 male snakes draw aspen back inside their hemipen pocket which in turn caused prolapse. One snake had this happen before i evidently even got it but didn't prolapse untill several months later. This snake had not been on aspen during my care. All snakes were adult breeders.
:::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.
::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