Worm Habitat for Dogs

With over 4 million dogs in Australia, we’re certainly a nation of dog lovers, so our worm Habitat for Dogs has been designed with your canine friend in mind. Man’s best friend creates on average 2.5kgs of dog poo a week (but as their owners will know, our big dog friends can create much more!). Disposing of dog waste in your rubbish bin means it ends up in landfill (normally in a plastic bag too), but worms will happily process dog poo, turning it into nutrient and microbe-rich vermicompost.

A paw-fect solution to your pet’s waste, Worm Habitats for Dogs are designed to process dog poo in a clean, safe and odourless manner. We recommend composting dog poo in a separate habitat to your other organic waste as worms will choose veggie scraps over dog poo (wouldn’t you?!) but without the choice, they’re not so picky and will thrive on what’s available.

This worm farm function with the same ‘never-fill’ principle as our other models, where the worms are fed from one end, and the cast is harvested from the other. There’s no need to shuffle trays – just simply fill from the top and empty from the bottom!

This Habitat is not limited to dogs, but can service the waste of any of your four-legged friends, including cats, cows, horses, goats, guinea pigs etc.

Prices ranging from

$294.00$728.00

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Description

This size worm farm will process up to 2kg/4L of organic waste a day. To maintain a balanced environment, your domestic animal waste input needs to be matched with approximately the same amount of carbon “browns” (leaves, cardboard, paper etc). With a balanced input in mind, this size could process up to 1kg/2L of animal waste a day, and at full capacity, it can house 4kg (16,000) worms.

Worm quantities

How many worms do I need?

For our 140L worm habitat, our recommended starting quantity is 2kg (8,000) worms. This extra room to move allows the worms to settle into their new environment and reproduce up to full capacity within the first 3-6 months.*

If you’re looking to accelerate your vermicomposting journey, it’s possible to go for gold and start with 3kg (12,000) worms. Straight away, your habitat will be processing significant amounts of waste, on track to reaching full processing capacity within the first couple of months.*

If you’re patient and are happy to wait for your worms to reproduce up over time, you can start your journey with any quantity of worms! Our budget friendly suggested starting point is 1kg (4,000), this will take approximately 6-9 months to achieve full processing capacity but will give your worms plenty of room to relax into their new home.*

*Note: Worm reproduction rates can vary; these estimates are based on optimum conditions being met in the worm farm.

Features

  • 100% Australian made
  • Rodent proof tie down latch
  • Continuous feed ‘never fill’ design – no layers makes it easy to use!
  • Large thermal mass providing a more forgiving environment
  • Sufficient ventilation – as worms require an oxygen rich environment, multiple vents have been installed for sufficient air movement, while keeping pests out
  • Easy porthole access at front for harvesting cast
  • Perforated suspended false floor – allows the liquid to pass through and separate from the castings/bedding
  • Tap to drain leachate
  • Quality wheelie bin design – sturdy and easy to move
  • Extensive range of colours available

Add ons

Two extra portholes – $45

The addition of an extra porthole on either side can help you access the cast with greater ease, wringing as much goodness from your habitat as possible.

Dolomite – $11

Dolomite is a powder lime product that helps balance acidity levels.  It’s a great source of magnesium and calcium and provides favourable conditions for the formation of humus from organic soil matter. 

Waterproof feeding guide – $16

This sticker helps guide what types of inputs you should and shouldn’t place in your worm farm, as well as tips on how to get the most effective results from your worms.

Repurposed worm blanket – $5

The upcycled hessian bags are rescued from landfill and perfect for use as a worm blanket – breathable and made of natural fibres.

Deluxe starter pack – $77 $65 (save $12)

Everything you need to get your vermicomposting journey off to the best possible start. Our Deluxe starter pack contains all our above recommended add ons at a reduced price.

Specifications

  • Length – 62cm
  • Width – 54cm
  • Height – 92cm
  • Empty Weight – 13kg

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