Caring for your pet

It is important to do the research to fully understand the creatures needs before keeping or setting up any type of pet habitat. Visit websites, read books and always then make a list of your intended critter's specific needs.

Small detail such as remembering to always wet your hands before handling a frog will contribute greatly to the health and happiness of your pet.

Scroll down to learn more about using Kritter's Crumble for various habitats.

All critters need:

  • Food and to produce waste
  • Water
  • Shelter: somewhere to sleep
  • Space: somewhere to live
  • Appropriate substrate
  • Maintain appropriate temperature
  • Suitable lighting
  • Ventilation: airflow

Birds

Birds: Budgerigars, Small Parrots, Large Cockatoos

  • Use dried COARSE Kritter’s Crumble for a 10cm layer in the bottom of breeding boxes and hollow logs for large parrots and cockatoos.
  • Use FINE Kritter’s Crumble as a 5cm layer in the bottom of baby bird raising containers.
  • Use FINE Kritter’s Crumble as a 5cm layer in the bottom of budgerigar nesting boxes.
  • Use FINE Kritter’s Crumble as a 5cm layer in the bottom of trays in indoor and outdoor bird cages.

Snakes

Snakes: Pythons, Colubrids, Venomous snakes, Burrowing species

  • Spread a 2 to 3cm layer of FINE Kritter’s Crumble on the enclosure floor for juvenile or sub adult species of pythons.
  • Spread a 2 to 3cm layer of COARSE Kritter’s Crumble on the enclosure floor for adult species of pythons.
  • Provide a 5 to 10cm layer of FINE Kritter’s Crumble in egg laying containers as an egg media for gravid female snakes.
  • Provide a 5cm layer of COARSE Kritter’s Crumble on the enclosure floor for burrowing species such as Death Adders and large adult pythons, for example Black headed pythons and Womas.

Spiders & Hermit Crabs

Invertebrates: Spiders, Scorpions, Burrowing Cockroaches, Plasmids, Hermit Crabs

  • Use 40% moist COARSE KC x 60% River sand as a 10cm enclosure floor covering in the Bird eating spider and Tarantula enclosure or tank
  • Use 40% moist COARSE KC x 60% River sand as a 2 to 3cm enclosure floor covering in the Hermit crab tank.
  • Use 40% moist COARSE KC x 60% River sand as a 10cm enclosure floor covering in the Burrowing cockroach and stick insect enclosure or tank

Lizards & Turtles

Lizards: Geckos, Skinks, Dragons, Monitors.

Spread a 2 to 3cm layer of FINE Kritter’s Crumble on the enclosure floor for juvenile or sub adult species of geckos, dragons and monitors.

 Spread a 5cm layer of COARSE Kritter’s Crumble on the enclosure floor for adult Blue tongue lizards.

 Use 40% moist FINE Kritter’s Crumble x 60% River sand as a combined mix in egg laying or birthing container for Geckos, Dragons, Monitors and Skinks

Turtles and Tortoises

Use coarse 50% fine Kitty’s or Kritter’s Crumble x 50% River sand in outdoor bedding and brumation boxes areas.

Small Mammals

Mammals, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Quolls, Tasmanian Devils

  • Use FINE Kritter’s Crumble as a 5 to 10 cm layer in Rabbit and Guinea pig hutches.
  • Use FINE Kritter’s Crumble as a 5 to 10 cm layer in Tiger Quoll and Tasmanian Devil nesting boxes.

Reptile and Small Animal Bedding