Berber Skink Substrate

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Berber Skink Substrate

Postby Quintinvdm » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:24 pm

Hi,

Just bought a baby berber skink (about 14 cm from tip of nose to tip of tail)

Currently have it on newspaper. Went to buy substrate today. Pet store did not have reptile sand but sold me corn cob which they said was appropriate.

Having second thoughts. Is it safe or do I stick with the paper until I can get sand.

Thanks
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Re: Berber Skink Substrate

Postby iiviii » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:35 am

Just my personal opinion here, but I don't like the corn cob.I'd much rather go for potting soil as it won't go moldy, holds humidity better and looks more natural.
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Re: Berber Skink Substrate

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:47 pm

Yeah in a pinch dry potting soil is fine. Far better than corn cob. That stuff is rubbish.
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Re: Berber Skink Substrate

Postby Rabid.Evo8691 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:12 am

Advice from a petshop is horrible advice. They will say anything to sell you anything. My word of advice from personal experience is that petshop is eventually going to sell a sick animal or an animal that is a pensioner that they all say is only 2. Trust me they will say they never sold you the animal sick and blame it on the temperature you are keeping your animals.

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Re: Berber Skink Substrate

Postby froot » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:47 pm

Advice from a petshop is horrible advice.


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Re: Berber Skink Substrate

Postby Rabid.Evo8691 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:01 pm

Yes not always but the few honest petshops know who they are and have good reputations such as Repzotix.
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