APPLICATIONS OF COCO COIR IN MAKING ANIMAL BEDDINGS
Coco coir is also known as an ideal material for animal bedding, for example, cattle, poultry, reptiles, amphibians, small animals, or even pets reared in the house. Some advantages of using coco coir as animal bedding can be mentioned as:
- Bedding for the floor of the barn: Coco coir has high absorbency and good heat retention, which helps to minimize direct contact between animals and the floor of the barn, reducing injuries and illnesses related to vibration problems.
- Bedding for accommodation: For livestock such as cows, goats, sheep, pigs, and horses, the rest is also very important for their health. The coco coir bedding has good elasticity and high durability, which helps to reduce fatigue and illness associated with resting on hard floors.
- Reduce odors: Coco coir has good antibacterial and deodorizing properties, helping to reduce odors and keep the barn cleaner.
- Environmental protection: Using coco coir as animal bedding is an eco-friendly solution, as coco coir is a recyclable and biodegradable material.