Rabbit owners have long paired the process of raising their alfalfa-eating pets with letting worms be in charge of clean up. It’s as simple as just keeping an open worm farm underneath a cage that allows waste to fall through.
Keep in mind, the urine from rabbits is less than ideal worm food, It has naturally high ammonia and salt contents. But the small, relatively dry, nutrient-rich pellets make for free feed that keeps worms healthy, growing, and churning out black gold of their own.
The safest way to upcycle rabbit poop is to separate it from any liquid waste and allow it to hot compost a while. Since rabbits pellets are small, dry, and take a while to accumulate much volume, an assisted hot composting helps to quickly get the poop to where you want it, free of ammonia, weed seeds, and harmful bacteria.
This is one way to do it:
- In a 5 gallon bucket or other similarly sized container, mix equal parts dry carbon-rich bedding and rabbit pellets.
- Moisten the mixture thoroughly.
- Allow it to sit for a few days.
- Turn it periodically once you feel the decomposition process creating heat within the mixture.
- Once the temperature has risen and come back down.
- Squeeze out excess water to rid the mixture of salts.
- The process is complete and the bedding with poop included is ready to be served to your worms!
Enjoy! Your worms sure will!
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