Love the look of real sand but not the maintenance nor the risk of your reptile ingesting it? Exo Terra Sand Mat Desert Terrarium Substrate is a safe and hygienic alternative that maintains terrarium aesthetics with the look and feel of a natural desert. Flexible foam rubber mat features real sand and tiny rocks secured with nontoxic adhesive to minimize accidental ingestion AND simplify the creation of a realistic desert reptile environment.
Exo Terra Sand Mat Desert Terrarium Substrate is easy to use and premeasured to fit popular terrarium sizes. For custom application, simply cut to fit any size terrarium. Sturdy, hygienic and easily removable Exo Terra Sand Mat minimizes bacterial buildup while providing reptiles the texture and feel of natural substrate that help increase your reptile's sense of safety and comfort. Simply rinse clean when soiled or replace as necessary. Ideal quarantine substrate.
|Exo Terra Sand Mat
|29.5" x 11.75" (Mfg# PT2566)
||fits 20 Gallon Long Terrariums
|35.5" x 17.5" (Mfg# PT2567)
||fits 40 Gallon Terrariums
|47.5" x 17.5" (Mfg# PT2568)
||fits 60 Gallon Terrariums
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Reptile Substrate Selection Tips
A natural terrarium environment will reduce stress in your pet reptile and help keep him in good health. In particular, the substrate or flooring you choose for your reptile's cage, and the items you place in it, require careful consideration. We recommend that you thoroughly research your specific herp's natural habitat and build a home to match it as closely as possible.
Desert species need a drier substrate, however, if you think there is a possibility that your herp is going to ingest substrate or you have seen it do it in the past, err on the side of caution and do not use it. Safe alternatives include hemmed Astroturf, indoor/outdoor carpeting, Exo Terra Sand Mat Desert Terrarium Substrate, paper towels, butcher's paper, and linoleum. These options provide a flat surface and cannot be ingested.