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Apologies in advance if this is a question that has been done to death!

I live in the UK and my garden is quite lush. I'm setting up an outdoor enclosure for my year old Russian so he can catch the sun in the warmer months and get some grazing on the go.
My question is, should I be worried about insects? As I said, the garden is very full of grass and flowers and is absolutely crawling with bugs - beetles, ants, midges, bees, ladybirds, butterflies, woodlice etc. If they wander into his enclosure will they hurt him?
I put him in his outdoor planter the other day where I grow him clover (he likes to walk through it chomping a path) and then I noticed there were ants in there and they crawled over him. Didn't seem to bother him but I was freaking out!
Is he likely to get bitten or will any bugs just clean up the waste? Anything I should look out for?

Yvonne G

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Shouldn't be a problem.

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