Natural peat for digging box or digging areas in the pet enclosure
Small Pet Peat has been treated especially for use in the homes of small pets. It is therefore free from additives such as fertilizers, plastic or Styrofoam balls or coconut fibres. It is a natural substrate and may be of special interest to all pet owners who are looking to set up a natural style enclosure for their pets. Small Pet Peat may be used asbedding in an enclosed area of the cageor assubstrate in a sandbox.
Digging substrate Hamsters, mice, rats and many other rodents are burrowing animals. As such, they have a natural urge to dig and burrow. This urge is due to the fact that they could not survive in the wild without the shelter of a burrow. They therefore dig more or less intricate dens and tunnel systems, according to their individual species. Even when we offer our pets plenty of hiding places they still have this urge to dig.
We can help our little friends to satisfy their digging instinct by providing a digging box filled with Small Pet Peat. By the way, to make the digging box particularly interesting, you can occasionally sprinkle some small seeds or a few dried insects in it – that way, your little friend can’t just dig to his heart’s content but can also forage for food just like he would do in the wild.
Everything in moderation… While Small Pet Peat is an excellent digging substrate and many pet rodents just love digging in peat, it should never be used as the only bedding in the cage. Peat needs to be kept slightly moist, so please verify that your cage won’t be damaged by the moisture before setting up a digging corner straight in the cage, or use a moisture resistant (e. g. varnished) digging box. The coats of hamsters and other small animals have developed in such a way to withstand harsh arid climates, but they do not protect our little friends from the peat’s moisture. Thus, it is crucial that when playing in peat they still have constant access to a dry area, for example one lined with hemp or birch bedding, where they can dry their damp coats. Moreover, your pet’s nest should never be in a peat-lined area – our little friends don’t like wet nests any better than we do.
Rodipet® recommends this product for
all burrowing pet rodents, e. g. Syrian hamsters, gerbils, dwarf hamsters, fancy mice, rats, steppe lemmings and many others