Edited by hamsterLOVER!, 20 October 2011 - 12:48 AM.
Idea for house
Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:22 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:41 AM
Seems like a good idea to use it if it's safe.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:13 AM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:46 AM
sounds cool! There are some types of trees to watch out for. I believe Birch is not safe??
P.M me if this counts as spamming :( I was told white birch is safe plus I have no idea . I want my hamster to be safe but I also want him to have toys
Edited by hamsterLOVER!, 22 October 2011 - 12:20 AM.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:38 AM
Ok So here's what i found:
Aspen is 100% safe!
Still not sure about white birch, I wouldn't try it though because of the hig oil content in the wood any bark.
Pine is safe, but may cause some minor respiritory problems.
cedar is NOT safe and it may kill your hamster.
Hope that helps!
Edited by GangstaGirl, 20 October 2011 - 02:44 AM.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:49 AM
All softwood or coniferous trees contain phenols, which are considered bad for your hamsters health. So steer clear of all these trees:
Douglas - fir
You can use any hardwoods:
Cherry (what did you hear was bad about it?)
Some people would advise against popsicles because they splinter. You can use the wood of any fruit tree I think, I've not heard of crypte myrtle though - sorry.
How are you going to make them? Some people advise against small nails because the hamster could chew away the wood and expose the sharp point. Some people say non-toxic glues are still not safe.
I say either is okay as long as your hamster doesn't chew too much, that's just me though.
You could also use kiln dried pine, some places sell that apparently.