Soil just like in the natural habitats of gerbils and dwarf hamsters
Desert bedding is a soil mixture that has been prepared especially for terraristics, containing sand and clay. Its natural appearance and the fact that it is a lovely digging substrate make it a favourite product with many small pets. Desert bedding is a natural product and may therefore be of special interest to all those pet owners who are looking to set up a natural style enclosure for their small pets. It is also a good choice as substrate for a digging box or digging corner.
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 Desert Bedding. 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.
Rodipet® recommends this product for
all burrowing pet rodents, e. g. Syrian hamsters, gerbils, dwarf hamsters, fancy mice, rats, steppe lemmings and many others