Has anyone tried using walnut-based reptile bedding as cat litter?

5qt Zilla Ground English Walnut Shells Reptile Bedding creates a natural and attractive desert environment, is an excellent heat conductor, and stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior.

Zilla Ground English Walnut Shells Reptile BeddingRecreate a reptile's desert habitat with attractive, 100% natural ground English

Zilla Desert Blend Ground English Walnut Shell is a sand substitute developed for desert-dwelling reptiles. Made from ground English walnut shells, it provides an attractive terrarium bedding. If ingested, this substrate will pass easily through your reptile's digestive system.

>>Zilla Desert Blend Walnut Shell Reptile Bedding 5 Quart.

Here's a really unexpected source of Walnut, but one you might need to know since you have boys...reptile bedding. Use Zilla Desert Blend Reptile Bedding to recreate a desert habitat with these 100% natural ground English walnut shells. Ground to a uniform size, the Desert Blend bedding provides a comfortable home for reptiles by retaining heat. Ideal as a sand substitute. Use with Bearded Dragons, Monitors, Skinks, and Uromastyx. 100% biodegradable.

Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt.

Some types of bedding that are appropriate to other animals are not good for uromastyx. We recommend avoiding a lot of commercial products which can pose a choking hazard or intestinal blockage. Do not use wood shavings, bark (such as Repti-Bark), chips (such as Sani-Chip), crushed walnut shells, or calcium carbonate “sands”. If the lizard eats it, it can cause issues called impactions where their intestines essentially become blocked and unable to pass waste. Signs are obvious constipation, straining to poop, and dehydration as the material absorbs water in the gut. A vet trip is necessary, but extra hydration (moist foods and fruit) can help. Do not treat with home remedies like mineral oil as this can make medical treatment more difficult. Some of these substrates are also extremely dusty. While aspen shavings are great for small animals and snakes, avoid them for uros.

Ground English Walnut Shells Reptile Bedding - 50 lb.


Ground walnut shell reptile bedding sold at pet stores is sometimes use as a brass polish by people who are concerned about price. However, this reptile bedding has much larger particles than walnut shell media that has been crushed down to a smaller more effective size for brass polishing. The larger particle size can still clean your brass although it will take longer to get the job done and may get caught in necked casings requiring you to manually remove the media.10qt Zilla Ground English Walnut Shells Reptile Bedding creates a natural and attractive desert environment, is an excellent heat conductor, and stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior.When it comes to choosing a bedding, use common sense. Any brand of pet litter that advertises clumping or scoopable is going to be a problem – this includes corn cobs, clay litter, and any kitty litter, which often contains clumping agents like bentonite and silica. Things that clump will stick to tongues and get into food; once swallowed, they can wreak havoc on the intestines. Sharp particles can also get into the mouth or cloaca and cause irritation and infection. Skin irritation can also occur – although scales look tough, reptiles actually can have rather delicate skin. Pet litters are often very dusty and can cause respiratory issues. Zilla Ground English Walnut Shell Reptile Bedding is the best choice for desert-dwelling reptiles like bearded dragons, monitors, skinks and uromastyx. The all-natural litter is made from ground English walnut shells to provide an attractive sand substitute that encourages digging and burrowing. Because it's an excellent conductor of heat, this shell-based bedding helps simulate a desert-like habitat that's warm and comfortable for your pet.