New Zealand Spagmoss is a versatile substrate with uses that range from orchid growing to reptile bedding. Our latest guest blogger uses Spagmoss in its efforts to rescue Eastern Box Turtles.
Introducing Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons!
Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, Inc. is a Non-Profit 501©3 located in eastern Long Island, New York. We rescue, rehabilitate and release injured local wild turtles.
Our Eastern Box Turtle patients love the Spagmoss! They feel safe hiding and camouflaging in the moss which reduces stress and aids in the recovery process. In order to replicate the humidity levels found in their natural environment, our box turtles are housed in half dry, half moist moss. The moss is incredibly absorbent and retains moisture longer, better regulating the turtles’ hydration levels. Spagmoss has no tough sticks or other debris that could injure our turtles, especially baby hatchlings. We get pure soft moss!
We love the Spagmoss too! Due to the properties of the moss, it reduces the smell of feces and urine, while inhibiting mold and bacterial growth that can slow recovery or cause additional health problems. With no chemicals in the moss, we know our turtles are safe while in our care.
We pride ourselves on making sure every turtle has a clean and moist environment which is crucial to their health especially while they heal from their injuries. Spagmoss enables us to do this while keeping the turtles happy, healthy, and safe. It is the perfect substrate for our 200+ turtle patients we receive annually that are in need of medical assistance.
Visit Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons at turtlerescueofthehamptons.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We are primarily funded by donations and rely on the public to assist in helping us rescue, rehabilitate and release local turtles. We are on call 24/7 and it is our goal to never have to turn away an injured animal.
Click here if you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to our cause. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.