Question by  sally2347 (20)

Are alfalfa pellets a good substrate for Bearded Dragons?


Answer by  BlindMike (7)

Yes, alfalfa pellets are a good substrate but I personally prefer high quality astro turf or other fake grass substitutes as they are reusable, easily cleaned and provide a source for your Bearded Dragon to scratch on to wear down its nails. You may also want to look into different types of sand substrates as well.


Answer by  Dann (114)

Alfalfa pellets are better suited to feeding horses than bedding your bearded dragon cage. They break down easily when in contact with moisture, trap all sorts of "leavings" from your pet and his food, and is generally difficult to clean.


Answer by  Dragon7 (150)

I find that alfalfa pellets are not the best substrate for Bearded Dragons. When wet the pellets tend to get moldy very quickly. For young bearded dragons I like newspaper or paper towels. Adults can be kept on the same or play sand.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Alfalfa pellets are not a very good choice of substrate for bearded dragons. A better and safer choice would be playsand or 'Repti-Sand'.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

Alfalfa pellets are not the best substrate for bearded dragons. Try using sand. This more adequately represents the substrates in the bearded dragons natural environment and will reduce stress on your pet.

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