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Just as important as tortoise heating and lighting is your tortoise substrate. After all, tortoises aren't exactly known for their tree climbing ability, and will therefore be in constant contact with their substrate, meaning having the wrong tortoise substrate lining their vivarium or table can have devastating effects on their health and wellbeing.
Most tortoises enjoy a dry substrate, with damper ones causing irritation and sores that can soon become infected and lead to scale rot. For this, Swell recommend straw pellets as tortoise substrate, absorbing most of the moisture in your tortoise home into the centre, to be removed in regular substrate changes as part of your regular cleaning schedule.
Other more humidity loving species that herald from the tropics might enjoy life on Tortoise Life substrate, helping you create the perfect setup for redfoots and other rainforest species.
Whatever tortoise substrate you need, you can find it here at Swell for less, including soft aspen bedding and more, delivered to your front door in double quick time by our Next Working Day courier services.