Swell Premium Soft Chip Reptile Bedding

84 reviews

Generic reptile bedding popular with snake keepers, this Swell Premium Soft Chip Reptile Bedding comes at a great price exclusively from Swell Reptiles - your one-stop-shop for discount reptile supplies.

Products

  • Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
    code: SWLR0368 In stock More than 10 in stock
    £2.34
    £6.29
  • Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
    code: SWLR0369 In stock More than 10 in stock
    £3.34
    £10.99

Product Information

Soft Chip Bedding is a versatile substrate for snakes, tortoises and lizards. It is soft and woody and easy to clean. It is similar to Aspen bedding and can be used in exactly the same way.

Overview

Soft Chip bedding is a perfect substrate for corn snakes, milk snakes and king snakes as well as blue tongued skinks, monitor lizards and many other exotic pets.

The substrate is very similar to Aspen but the wood chips are slightly bigger and more irregular with an attractive pine colour. Some customers prefer this to Aspen, saying it seems softer.

In appearance the Soft Chip Bedding is a cross between Aspen and Hemp and is cheaper than both. So if you are already using Hemp or Aspen - you may find Soft Chip a better and cheaper. alternative.

This natural woody substrate is ideal for species that like to burrow and makes clearing up mess clean and easy.

Like all our Premium bedding, Soft Chip is fully compostable. It is available in 5L, 10L and 20L bags.

At a glance:

  • Perfect substrate for corn snakes, milk snakes and king snakes
  • Ideal for blue tongued skinks and monitor lizards
  • Clean and fresh smelling
  • Ideal for burrowing
  • Cheaper than big name brands

Since this is a new product we sent it to some customers to review it for us. Here is some of their feedback.

Genuine customer reviews:

"I have decided I'm going to continue using it because it has made my life that much easier, previously my Mexican Black Kingsnake had been throwing her waterbowl around which resulted in her enclosure getting extremely humid and it resulted in her getting skin problems... This has turned me towards using loose substrates after 2 and a half years of refusing to use them!"

"I do think it feels somewhat softer than normal aspen too which I thought to be a good thing. My Milksnake instantly burrowed when putting him back inside the enclosure and for burrowing it was perfect....it [is] great for burrowing species."

"It also smells really nice and when putting it in my reptile room had a really nice smell of fresh bedding, which surprised me how well it overcome the smell of reptiles."

"I found it to be very absorbent leaving nothing underneath the area, therefore it is more hygienic than normal substrate."

"I think the substrate is excellent."

"I spread it across my cornsnake's viv which houses two adults, and three faunariums which house a yearling cornsnake, two hatchling corns and the last one which houses a CB11 ball python. The adult corns did seem to enjoy the bedding, seemed easier for them to move it around in the viv and my female likes to burrow and hide herself, she is active most the time and could easily form mounds of the substrate against the side of the viv, then she would just vanish into it!"

"It was great [at absorbing faeces], soaked up all the wetness involved and was easier to scoop out enough to get rid of the offender without taking masses of the substrate away, it also sticks together pretty well around the mess."

"It would seem they enjoy it more than their usual aspen bedding."

"All in all a great product, maybe takes a little more to get the coverage of my usual aspen which is quite a bit chunkier. Easy to clean out the messy bits and seems to soak up any wetness well."

"Just wanted to give you some feed back on the substrate. Lovely and soft, not too dusty. Very absorbent, I have actually been using it as cat litter too and it has really masked any odours. I'm very impressed, great product."

"Its been fab so far, my snakes have seemed more lively instead of just burrowing."

Latest Customer Reviews

  • Rating
    Date 30/05/2016 10:05am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Amazing value, will def order again!
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    Date 30/03/2018 09:03am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    I always buy this in bulk as I run a small self funded not for profit Reptile rescue so the fantastic low price helps to keep running costs down but still provides and excellent quality substrate for the reptiles.
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    Date 24/08/2015 13:08pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Good
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    Date 23/08/2017 16:08pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Really good quality really pleased
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    Date 22/01/2018 21:01pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Item as described
    Recomended
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    Date 18/07/2018 06:07am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Top quality and fab low price for a great product. The wood chips smell nice, they’re also soft. Will buy again.
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    Date 18/05/2018 11:05am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Great value and same quality as branded
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    Date 17/05/2016 20:05pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Excellent
  • Rating
    Date 16/09/2017 12:09pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Good value for money and good for my snakes to make tunnels in.
  • Rating
    Date 12/04/2018 06:04am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Always use never have any trouble with it
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    Date 12/04/2018 05:04am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Service great item as described and delivered promptly
  • Rating
    Date 10/12/2016 07:12am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Just a bit more dusty than others and smaller cut
  • Rating
    Date 10/03/2018 12:03pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    I’m really pleased with this product,so much cheaper than aspen and just as good,my tortoises love it,at this price I can afford to put plenty in so they can burrow in it,got a lovely smell with it too,will continue to use this as long as Swell Reptiles stock it!
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    Date 09/11/2017 12:11pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    super soft and nice smelling, very cheap for quantity too.
  • Rating
    Date 06/04/2016 13:04pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Always use this type, works best for me.
  • Rating
    Date 06/03/2016 20:03pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Good value for money
  • Rating
    Date 02/12/2016 21:12pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    best stuff to use, good prices too!
  • Rating
    Date 02/10/2017 16:10pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Really great stuff!! Cheap and smells good and nice and not to fluffy like aspen. Makes my Mexican black look great too!!
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    Date 02/02/2018 20:02pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Great product-better than what I usually buy from a well known high street brand.
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    Date 01/05/2018 11:05am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Brilliant company first class service