Readily digestible...unless you're a bacterium. Carnivorous reptiles need a bedding that won't be harmful when accidentally digested. Alfalfa meal provides this trait, plus a reptile-safe bacteriostatic agent that keeps both bacterial and germ growth to a minimum. The result is a healthier habitat that stays fresher longer. This 100% natural material is made in the USA, and its biodegradable, herbivorous composition makes it a rich addition to any compost.