Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Juvenile snake misskris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Eastern Iowa
    Posts
    188
    Country: United States

    Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    Has anyone used it for snakes?

    Years ago we used it in our koi pond, and I still use it for my fresh water fish.

    After, a foster dog brought in cocidia and pin worms a friend told me to start giving it to my dogs. I give it to my cats, dogs and giunea pig. In two years I've never had any issues with internal parasites.

    So, I'm curious on what your opinions on giving to snakes are?

    Terramin red healing clay for people and pets
    Kris and the "Zoo"
    Simone the Garter

  2. #2
    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    C.B,Iowa(radixville)
    Posts
    23,438
    Country: United States

    Re: Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    Sounds very interesting. Will have to do some research. Did look it up briefly. Considering the fact that Garters ingest dirt while they are feeding I can't see (yet) where this would pose a health risk to them. If it works on parasites it would be a blessing. Chemically treating always has side effects. Doing no harm would be the best choice. Thanks for the interesting post.
    Steve
    5 awesome kids!
    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

  3. #3
    Ophiuchus rhea drache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Eastern US
    Posts
    8,129
    Country: Germany

    Re: Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    I wonder whether this is the same kind of clay that I get from german apothecaries, called Heilerde (healing earth). it comes in different grades for external and internal use
    I don't enjoy ingesting dirt, but that stuff really helps
    never thought to give it to the critters though
    rhea
    "you cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus" Mark Twain


  4. #4
    Juvenile snake misskris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Eastern Iowa
    Posts
    188
    Country: United States

    Re: Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    Rhea, Could be the same stuff. I know here in the US it comes in different grades for animal use and human use. Example, The stuff I get for the fur kids is a higher grade than the stuff that is marketed for fish, you can also get even higher grade stuff for skin use and people.
    Kris and the "Zoo"
    Simone the Garter

  5. #5
    T. radix Ranch guidofatherof5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    C.B,Iowa(radixville)
    Posts
    23,438
    Country: United States

    Re: Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    By kids you mean your snakes, right Do you have a link to where you buy it. If so, could you post it. Thanks.
    Steve
    5 awesome kids!
    Emmy, Kale, Molly, Gabby, Hailee
    They are not just snakes. They're garter snakes.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thamnophis14?feature=mhee

  6. #6
    Juvenile snake misskris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Eastern Iowa
    Posts
    188
    Country: United States

    Re: Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    LOL Steve "fur kids"=dogs, cats, GP ect. I've also added a small pinch to Simones water the last couple day's. You may be able to find "human" grade in your local health food store. I order mine from http://www.dogcookiebaker.com/ Her prices are reasonable and she's now selling it in 8 oz containers, I usually order 2-3 of the 4 lb containers LOL
    Kris and the "Zoo"
    Simone the Garter

  7. #7
    Adult snake brain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Whidby Island, WA
    Posts
    643
    Country: United States

    Re: Calcium Montmorillonite Clay

    Hey very good info TY. So maybe we should be taking it
    Michael
    1.1 Woma (Sun Burst), 2.1 Eastern Blackneck, 3.3 Plains Garter, 3.1 Puget Sound,
    2.1 Granite Checker, 1.0 Brazilian Rainbow Boa (snake sitting )

Similar Threads

  1. Clay Reptile Artwork
    By aSnakeLovinBabe in forum For Sale/Trade/Adoption
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-05-2011, 06:15 PM
  2. not eating - calcium?
    By ephemerata in forum Husbandry
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-08-2009, 07:21 AM
  3. Expanded clay pebble substrate
    By DrKate in forum Husbandry
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-01-2009, 12:49 AM
  4. Excavator clay substrate?
    By Lori P in forum The Garter Snake Lounge
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-17-2007, 12:54 PM
  5. Not absorbing calcium???????????
    By chloe in forum General Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-20-2006, 04:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •