Swell Premium Soft Chip Reptile Bedding

68 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
    £2.69
    £6.29
  • Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
    code: SWLR0369 In stock More than 10 in stock
    £3.79
    £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 31/08/2016 11:08am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Excellent
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    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 28/01/2017 11:01am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Great value as so much product for such a little price
    Chips are soft
    On average half of the pack fills my 3ft viv at one time, with about 3 inches of it deep
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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 23/03/2015 23:03pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Excellent
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    Date 17/05/2016 20:05pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Excellent
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    Date 15/01/2017 10:01am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Fantastic quality substrate at a fantastic low price. Equally as good as aspen bedding, My snakes love it so all good
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    Date 15/01/2017 08:01am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    really good value for money
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    Date 15/01/2015 08:01am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    they came in a wrapping not a bag so difficult to re-bag once opened
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    Date 14/11/2016 08:11am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Our corn snakes seem much 'happier' using this softer chip. Very efficient packaging - I didn't think there was enough in the bag for one vivarium but thus pack covered the floor of two.
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    Date 14/09/2016 16:09pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Great quality bedding at an even greater price. It is recommended to sift the bedding before using for your reptiles, as it isn't entirely dust free, but it's as good a quality as the aspen chip only cheaper!
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    Date 12/03/2017 10:03am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    I normally use Aspen,but it's quite expensive ,so when I spotted this soft wood chip,I thought I'd give it a try,wish I'd found it sooner,it's got a lovely aroma to it and both tortoises burrow in it and because of the great price I've put a lot more in than I would with the Aspen!
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    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
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    Date 07/10/2016 15:10pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    The best bedding i will ever get for my skink, he loves it more than anything else!
    For the price, it is honestly amazing
    I ordered three months supply in one go to save on delivery costs
    but one complaint is that one of the bags was damaged and had a slit in it, luckily not much had fallen out and i taped it up 😒
  • Rating
    Date 07/03/2015 18:03pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    As Above
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    Date 06/04/2016 13:04pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Always use this type, works best for me.
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    Date 06/03/2016 20:03pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    Good value for money
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    Date 03/09/2016 16:09pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    Will definitely stick to this substrate. So soft for my baby skink and great size bag compared to the cheap discount price of £3! The smell is so fresh, next time will order multiple bags to save on delivery... Love it! 👍🏼
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    Date 03/02/2017 10:02am
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 20L
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    always great quality and you get a good amount for a good price was a bit of duct tape inside one of the bags but you still cant fault the quality would recommend to anyone and everyone.
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    Date 02/12/2016 21:12pm
    Swell Premium Soft Chip Bedding 10L
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    best stuff to use, good prices too!