Coco Soft Fiber is your best value. Coco Soft Fiber smells fresh up to 3 times longer than other reptile bedding by eliminating odors naturally, not simply masking them with perfumes or aromatic oils. Coco Soft Fiber is a living substrate that functions like a forest floor ecosystem with more than 20 times the biological activity of other brands. Coco Soft Fiber begins with fresh 100% organically grown coconut husk, never fermented in saline water. This creates a uniquely soft material pre-colonized with natural beneficial bacteria that crowd out opportunistic diseases. In fact Coco Soft Fiber has been demonstrated in a major university study to reduce the growth of pathogenic fungi by up to 77%! These same microorganisms quickly reduce organic waste, keeping the enclosure cleaner and smelling fresh even on a heavy feeding schedule. A cleaner cage means a healthier pet.
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Different from the start. Coco Soft Fiber utilizes an exclusive process to create a pillow soft surface of interlocking fibers so that your reptile lives on the substrate, not in it. Look at Coco Soft Fiber under magnification and you will see a spongy sheath covering the fibers. This is nature’s ideal platform for the growth of healthy, waste reducing microorganisms that keep an enclosure fresher between changing. In contrast, other coconut substrates can come from the Far East where the material is diverted from the coconut fiber industry. The processing of coconut husk into fiber begins with the soaking and fermenting of the husk in saline ponds. This stiffens the fibers and removes the soft, spongy material in between. The process creates a more “prickly” coconut base and the saline pond fermentation imparts an acidity and added salt content that may not be tolerated by sensitive skinned animals such as amphibians. In contrast, Coco Soft Fiber contains no added salt, and is pH neutral.
Coco Soft Fiber is the ideal substrate for many arachnids and insects (including crickets!), dart frogs and other small to medium sized amphibians and tortoises. For many applications Coco Soft Fiber can be used underneath a moss or covering grass in high humidity amphibian and reptile enclosures. Coco Soft Fine Chip also works well in this capacity. Coco Soft Fiber can also be mixed with our Reptilite or organic soils for terrariums and vivariums. All Coco Soft products can also be safely composted and recycled when you are finished with them in your enclosures!