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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Safe Woods for chin cage

My husband is building a new chin cage and using wood. what is the best wood to use for safety(chewing) and which ones should i avoid with a passion ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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The safe woods you're most likely to easily find at a home improvement store would be pine (kiln dried) and poplar. You want to obviously stay away from any treated wood, plywood, and cedar. There is a longer list of safe and unsafe woods at the bottom of the chinchilla care page of my website. Chinchilla Care Good luck.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks so much ... and just in time... he is buying the wood today !
Awesome website as well !!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 03:01 AM
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I was wondering if kiln dried pine is ok to use as bedding? The list says it is ok (as does many other lists), but I've also read that it can cause upper respiratory infections as well as liver and kidney damage. Bandit seems to like to eat his bedding too, especially when I put new bedding in. What does everyone use for bedding?
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Thumbs up You can use concrete bedding!

Hi there,

You can use concrete bedding such as marble or any smooth concrete materials.

The good thing about this beddings is they are cooled to make your chins getting hot or having fever. Another benefits is that, they can't eat it that will sometimes cause a respiratory infection and other disease symptoms.

I hope it helps.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 10:49 AM
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here is a detailed list of woods from a good site.
i can't post the link, but search for chinchillas2home.co.uk/safewoods.htm

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