I would like to make my ferrets a big soil/dirt digging bin. Any recommendations for safe soil/dirt to use? I would like to avoid sand. I have already made a bin using rice, which they have already got bored of.
Post by caitmonster on Aug 17, 2019 17:44:58 GMT -5
Topsoil/organic gardening soil is fine as long as you are able to confirm that there are no amendments or fertilizers added. You can also use pasta, beans, marbles, river stones, or plastic eggs/balls.
Post by peacexlovexpets on Aug 18, 2019 15:03:36 GMT -5
Pea gravel is great (and cheap), otherwise I would look for a soil that doesn't have additives in it (so avoid most garden soils) or manure (look closely at topsoil blends) it would be stinky if they ingested some soil dust and got sick from it. Perhaps a peat moss soil would be fine?
Veterinary Medicine Class of 2022 Animal Scientist Graduate of 2018 Mother of 1 dog, 4 ferrets, and 1 fish
regular potting soil, also. I collect several large yard bags of leaves in the fall. I have been spotted stopped on the side of a road and loading leaves into the back of my van) and change them as needed. Ferrets LOVE dried leaves.