View Full Version : Willow branches to chew?

01-31-2009, 03:14 PM
My Syrian loves to chew things - mainly the plastic platforms in her cage! - and doesn't have much interest with chewing cardboard, so would it be safe to wire willow twigs to her bars? Or does anyone have any DIY ideas for things to chew on?

02-04-2009, 04:20 AM
I don't think willow is a safe wood to use. If you want branches use those from a fruit tree, which has not been sprayed. Something like apple, pear or cherry. You need to wash it well too.
Ours like to chew a large, hard dog biscuit like a bonio. Some people give cuttlefish bones like budgies have and the seed bars with wood up the middle are liked too.

01-12-2010, 12:08 PM
I have a plum and cherry tree, would they be okay to use? Im getting fed up of him having a boring cage! But i've saved up 40 from left over dinner money. (Yes i am a teenager) So im going to get him some stuff. :D

01-12-2010, 12:15 PM
I bought some from PAH, it is a pack especially for hammys,about an inch long of different thicknesses.

Alternatively, have a look on ebay, I buy mine from their. there is a lady who sell a few different types including apple wood.

200g Natural Apple Wood Pet Chews Chinchilla Rabbit Rat on eBay (end time 05-Feb-10 22:08:08 GMT) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/200g-Natural-Apple-Wood-Pet-Chews-Chinchilla-Rabbit-Rat_W0QQitemZ390140250437QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Pet _Supplies_Small_Animals?hash=item5ad62bc945)

01-12-2010, 12:31 PM
I wouldnt be able to buy stuff over the internet if there in my garden - whats the point :D Pets at home is too far for me to go