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Old 06-26-2017, 10:11 AM   #1
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Question Hardwood? Birch and Beech?

I'm in the process of planning a few DIY's projects for Pumpkin.

At the moment I'm looking into small fluted dowels and all the ones I can see are made from hardwood - either specified as either Birch or Beech? As I have never used either wood and as I'm overly cautious to what put into Pumpkin cage. I thought I would ask to double check and help put my mind at rest that they are safe before I buy them.

So are both beech are birch wood safe?
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hardwood? Birch and Beech?

Can't remember about beech offhand but birch is fine, I've been using small fluted dowels for quite a long time & it's one thing that's never been chewed.
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Default Re: Hardwood? Birch and Beech?

Beech and birch are both hardwoods
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hardwood? Birch and Beech?

Not too sure about beech. I know birch is fine though. I've been using birch popsicle sticks, birch dowels and birch wood platforms in Key Lime's cage
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Just had a look at diebrain & beech is listed under safe branches so it should be ok, they are generally very reliable as a source of info on safety.
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Default Re: Hardwood? Birch and Beech?

Thank you all for your replies, this has really helped put my mind at rest. Pumpkin isn't a big chewer but it always reassuring to know that they are both safe just in case if she does decide to chew them.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:43 AM   #7
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They're both fine
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