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table top enclosure for horsefield


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#1 Guest_Gerbils_*

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:36 PM

I'm building a table top enclosure for a horsefield, I'm not sure what kind of floor substrate I should put in it. I've seen one built with seed trays filled with soil and plants, but I've read that horsefields can't tolerate damp. Would it be better with a drier substrate like sand or straw?




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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:03 PM

i think playsand and top soil mix will be ok as long as its dry, seen people keeping theirs on this kind of substrate quite a few times , sand only can get eaten and compact inside the gut. I am sure someone will be along soon to advise you.


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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:00 PM

50/50 mix of play sand and top soil, and make it quite deep so they can dig. It's worth a quick mist at night with water to help bind the sand and soil together to stop it getting too dusty. Don't get everything wet, just a quick mist. :)


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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:20 PM

cheers for that I'll give it a go


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Posted 19 January 2006 - 06:33 PM

The thing to remember is, horsfeilds love to dig so teh deeper the substrate the better





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