Pinecones

Go down

Pinecones

Post by CucumberMouse on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11:12 pm

I saw some pinecones being sold as pet chews at the petsmart, and it got me wondering, are pinecones safe for mice to chew (assuming that the sharp part of them was taken off). Also, are pinecones a type of wood?
avatar
CucumberMouse
Sr Member
Sr Member

Join date : 2017-09-25
Posts : 158
Likes : 67

Sheepish

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pinecones

Post by Frizzle on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11:52 pm

It might be that the phenols were just too high, but I gave all my mice pinecones recently and not one touched them. If it were me, I'd spend my money on something else for them to chew.

Frizzle
New Member
New Member

Join date : 2017-12-13
Posts : 16
Likes : 18


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pinecones

Post by River on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 10:17 am

I use them for rabbits, and they have sensitive stomachs -- most rabbit toys are safe for mice. I would bet on their safety.

_________________
Mouse26
Hearts
Remembering Maier, Graham & Garcia
avatar
River
Hero Member
Hero Member

Join date : 2016-06-19
Posts : 1154
Likes : 253

Pisces Spaced

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pinecones

Post by CallaLily on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 4:00 pm

I've read conflicting info on pinecones. I bought a wooden small animal wreath toy once that had one attached but I cut if off just to be safe. Probably overreacting but without knowing for sure I didn't want to risk it. Confused

_________________
currently without meece but always remembering:
Cheeseburger, Bacon, Twix, Hashbrown, Daryl,
Celyn, Rina, Seren, Hazel, Arsinoe, Tilda, & Eulyn

Gerbils: Oghren & Merin / Jeffrey, Geoffrey, & Jeffri /
Hamlet & Horatio / Emrys, Cream, & Hershey / 
Bill & Frances   Hearts  Hamster: Daydream
avatar
CallaLily
Hero Member
Hero Member

Join date : 2016-04-03
Posts : 3663
Likes : 1024

Aquarius Spooky

View user profile https://www.instagram.com/suz_eliz/

Back to top Go down

Re: Pinecones

Post by Nijimi にじみ on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 9:30 pm

They are safe, my mice had one from the petstore, it came with other chews. You can pick some off the ground and use them. To clean 1.)Soak in 2/3 vinegar+ 1/3 water for 15-30 minutes. 2.)Then rinse and soak in water for 10 minutes. 3.)Bake at 300 degrees F til dry.

_________________
Kimchi Cat11 Fig
avatar
Nijimi にじみ
Full Member
Full Member

Join date : 2017-08-29
Posts : 83
Likes : 18


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pinecones

Post by Darkly_Innocent on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 10:02 pm

Good to know, they would make really cute Autumn decorations!

_________________
avatar
Darkly_Innocent
Jr Member
Jr Member

Join date : 2017-12-01
Posts : 40
Likes : 21

Gemini Sick

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pinecones

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum