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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Edible hut logs

Hello I haven't been on for a very long time. I have gotten so busy with all the chins I have little time for fun anymore other than the fun with my chins.

I have lots of customers asking about the edible logs made from honey and alfalfa. This sounds very unhealthy to me but I would appreciate anyones opinion who has used them or just has a veiw about them. My main concern was blockage problems and of course the fact that they wont eat their pellets. What do you think? Thank you.
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I've never seen them before but sugar of any sort is not healthy for chins.

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Never heard of them but I agree.


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i know what you re talking about, i have seen them and they are very expensive in my opinion, especially since they will be soiled and ruined soon after. I have purchased some for my mice, rats, and hamsters though. But surprisingly they dont chew them too much, they have nipped, and my mice loved the hut with hay in it. Maybe if you show your chins the edible house every once in awhile it would be ok, this way you wouldnt tempt them into eating the sugary house instead of their own food


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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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I bought one for Hailey (my chin) and she ate it and loved it...but for the past month or so she has not had it she seems picky about her food, unless it is treats and she is currently pooping some slightly soft poop. So, they are something I will never buy again.
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My husband saw that and I think he was thinking about getting one for the chillas. I told him no, there was WAY too much sugar in there. He stopped talking about it after I said that.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 09:19 PM
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for the past month or so she has not had it she seems picky about her food, unless it is treats and she is currently pooping some slightly soft poop.

I used to put a tiny bit of treat in my chinnies food. And Marlo would eat food and treat. But Kassy (my GREEEEEDY chin) would dig through alllll the food, throwing it EVERYWHERE looking for treats! It took about 2 weeks of me not putting treats in there for her to stop! those crazy chins. So I only hand feed treats now. =) But anything that sounds like a bag, she flips! Thinking its treat time! haha --shes half blind though, so she is more sensitive to sounds than marlo i think. =)
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Is this what your talking about?

info..The first 100% edible hide-away for small pets. Made with fresh alfalfa and golden honey, this unique 3-in-1 home provides a fun hide away, a great tasting treat, and promotes small pets' natural chewing instinct. Has a natural wood look and handmade thatched roof.

Small measures approximately 6"W x 6"H. For hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, and similar sized pets.

Large measures approximately 13"W x 10 1/2"H. For rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.


Heres a thread that talked about it before..http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/showt...ight=snak+shak


They also have this Snak Shak Log. i have this for my piggies but all they do is hide and run thru it.
Then there is this Snak Shak edi -bowl. http://www.petsmart.com/global/searc...4965662&Ne=399

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oooh.. I might get that house for my hamster! She would love it!
She just got done last night chewing her litter container into TINY TINY bits.. ugh!! lol. I have wood toys but noooo she has to chew on the plastic one for her pee!

maybe she would rather chew on that =)
unfortunately up here there are pretty spendy..
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Over the weekend while picking up my chin order I asked the people that I buy my chin supplies from (www.chinchilla.ca) about their opinion on these huts because I've been tempted to purchase one too. They said that they use them for their chinnies and that it's best if you don't leave it in the cage all the time and just to give it to them for a few hours while they're awake or when they're out for playtime. Other than that they said they havn't had any problems with the chinnies and the huts. They have 20+ healthy chinnies so I usually trust their advice I just wanted to let you all know what I was told, I am by no means saying that they are right .
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