Hi all, I'm in the process of making a dig box but am wondering what are some options to fill it with? I'd prefer something easier to keep clean like shredded paper but what other ideas are there? Thanks!
I use soil in a fish tank. I suggest you be picky when deciding on a soil, as you'll want one that holds form, allowing them to dig burrows underground. If the soil is too loose, they'll never be able to maintain a hole to hide in.
I have tried coco soil (untreated completely safe) but do try and keep it slightly damp. Otherwise it will becomes very dusty and can cause ear infections or other illnesses. I have also tried cardboard snippets and things like that but they did not like digging in that all that much. I love this video from Emiology: