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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 12:47 am

Does anyone know what woods are safe for mice? I have looked online but I only find lists of safe wood for rats. Thanks.

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Post by Rodents rock! on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 8:44 am

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I would think if certain types of wood are safe for rats, then they would be safe for any type of rodent. But I'm sure that the long time mouse owners on here would know more about that.
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Post by MouseLover on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 9:12 am

I can't find a list either. It seems much easier to find information aimed at rats, gerbils or hamsters than mice.

Generally though - if a wood is safe/unsafe for rats it'll be the same for mice.

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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 11:39 am

Thing is though, for rats, they had aspen on the dangerous list..... it's not dangerous is it???

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Post by EverythingAnimal on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 4:04 pm

Aspen is safe on its own- but as a bedding it has a greater risk of parasite hitchhikers, is usually more dusty and mice are more allergy prone to it. than paper.

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Post by Ealexander on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 4:22 pm

I know basswood is safe if you give it the old bake it forever treatment (and get it from a tree you know hasn't been sprayed with toxic chemicals) to kill any bugs on it. Eddie likes to gnaw little basswood twigs from my mom's house. She doesn't spray her yard so I know it's safe, and she even baked a pan of them for me last time she made some BBQ since the thing was going to be on at low temps for like 6 hours anyways!
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Post by CallaLily on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 10:57 am

Apple wood is safe, and certain species of willow. These are commonly found sold as chews. I'm pretty certain java wood, cork, cholla, aspen, maple, manzanita, and rubberwood are safe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Post by scaredymouse on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 11:15 am

Maple isn't safe for chinchilla's, so I would avoid it just to be safe. All the other woods should be safe. Chinchilla's are so sensitive to so many things, i think it would be pretty safe to use their safe wood list for mice. Here is their list:

apple
arbutus
ash
aspen 
bamboo
blackberrry
blackcurrant
cholla
cottonwood
crabapple
dogwood
Ocotilla
elm
grapevine
hawthorn
hazelnut
kiwi
magnolia
manzanita
mulberry
pear
pecan
pine - MUST BE KILN DRIED WHITE 
poplar
quince
rose hip
sycamore
willow (but not white willow)

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Post by CallaLily on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 1:16 pm

I assumed maple was safe since it's one of the beddings listed as ok here.

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Post by scaredymouse on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 3:13 pm

reeeeally? i didn't even know there was such a thing as maple bedding. huh.

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Post by CallaLily on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 4:12 pm

I've never seen it either. Maybe it's commonly sold in farm supply stores? Or a UK thing?

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Post by MouseLover on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 5:09 pm

I've not seen maple bedding over here. Canada perhaps?! Laugh

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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 5:19 pm

Is pomegranate wood safe? We just trimmed our pomegranate tree...
Edit: Never mind, we remembered someone we know has an ash tree, so we are going to get some branches off it this evening.

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Post by Artistwolf on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 5:37 pm

Baking it to get rid of all the little micro bugs and stuff would be a good idea if you're getting it from outside Smile

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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 5:44 pm

Ok, like how high of a temp though?

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