The Perfect Reptile Incubation Substrate

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ReptiChip is made by reptile lovers, for reptile lovers. We’re here to provide you with the best substrate for your reptile’s incubation period, so get ReptiChip today!

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Best Substrates For Reptile Incubation

Easy Hatch Trays
Easy Hatch Trays


Easy Hatch Tubs and Trays
Easy Hatch Tubs and Trays



Hatching reptiles is an exciting time in any reptile enthusiast's life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. After all, you have one chance to nail it, and you want to do it right. One of the most important aspects to successfully hatching healthy reptiles is the substrate, and ReptiChip's coconut substrate is the best, safest, and lowest maintenance substrate on the market.

Picking The Right Reptile Incubation Substrate

Several factors go into choosing the perfect reptile egg incubator.

1. Humidity

One of the single most important factors to reptile incubation is humidity. After all, reptiles' preferred habitat is humid environments, and their eggs have therefore evolved to flourish in this environment. ReptiChip's coconut substrate holds humidity remarkably well and creates the ideal hatching environment for your reptile.

2. Low Fungus/Mold Growth

One of the most popular ways for new reptile breeders to hatch their eggs is through easy hatch trays, and easy hatch trays almost always contain a medium that is extremely resistant to fungus and mold. Because eggs are incredibly susceptible to infection at this stage of development, it's therefore critical to protect them from fungus, mold, and the like. Luckily, ReptiChip resists both.

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Why ReptiChip?

ReptiChip is a tested and proven best reptile incubator that leverages coconut as its primary medium.

After iterating, experimenting, and plenty of trial and error, we finally crafted the perfect coconut substrate for reptiles' incubation period and daily habitat.

Some of the best parts of ReptiChip?

  • ReptiChip is made by reptile lovers, for reptile lovers. Unlike other substrates, we'll never repurpose agricultural byproducts for our substrates. We love reptiles as much as you do, which is why we use only the highest-quality ingredients to create our reptile incubation substrate.
  • ReptiChip's Distribution Network. ReptiChip is dedicated to promoting fellow breeders through our ReptiChip Distribution Network. We only distribute ReptiChip through fellow reptile breeders who love and trust our products so that breeders in our distribution network can not only get you the substrate you need, but they can help you with other reptile breeding questions, too.
  • Unparalleled service. ReptiChip is a veteran-owned company that prides itself on customer service. All customer service inquiries and issues are handled directly by the owner and founder, so you can rest assured that your voice will be heard. 

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Are you ready to replace your current reptile incubation substrates with the most comfortable, convenient, and eco-friendly substrate on the market? Get ReptiChip today!

What our customers say


Josh Wilson

I never do reviews for anything but I have been so impressed with ReptiChip since I started using it a year ago . It comes compact and expands a crazy ton, holds humidity great and doesn't mold at all from my experience, really worth what you get for $30 maybe they give too much but hey I'll ...

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Logan L.

This stuff is fantastic for maintaining humidity for my ball python. I foil taped the screen, have a large water bowl in the enclosure, and refill it every couple days. That’s all I have to do to maintain 65% humidity. Hydrating it was pretty straightforward, I used a big Rubbermaid bin, and ...

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Megan S.

After much research on substrate for my ball python I decided on ReptiChip. So far, so good. It's holding the humidity at the proper level. I haven't noticed any color transferring onto my snake either which is great. The only downside to the product is when only having 1 snake it's hard ...

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Erin Ramsey

Ordered this to try in my BT skink's enclosure. It was easy to work with; I just sprayed it with a hose and waited for a while, gradually chipping pieces off with a shovel. It did take longer than 15 minutes to rehydrate; it was closer to 45 mins, but still not a ton of effort. It filled ...

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J. P.

I'm really digging this stuff. As a small time hobbiest/breeder, every penny counts. You want the best for your animals, without costing you an arm and a leg. We have tried many coco-based products over the years. ReptiChip was the first one we came across that wasn't a fine powder or didn't ...

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Katherine Wells

I absolutely love this substrate. I use it in a 18x18x24" glass cage for my brazilian rainbow boa, and it's dense enough that it provides a solid floor, but it's loose enough that he can really dig in it, which he loves and does every day. When I first got it I thought it would be too scratchy ...

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Tiffany Bailey

I've had terrible luck with trying different beddings for my snakes, and so many ordered both online and bought at stores in person have either been awful quality or housing mites. I read the reviews for this and decided to give it a try and extremely impressed! I have absolutely NO complaints, ...

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Miguel C.

I've tried different types of substrate and this is the best stuff I've come across. Holds humidity well. The size of this block covers A LOT! I filled two terrariums and still had plenty leftover. Super easy to get the block ready. There's a YouTube video on their website, but basically you ...

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