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Old 02-16-2020, 06:44 AM   #1
Emily Parp Parp
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Question Cork branches, safe?

I've got a couple of cork branches, but they are covered in moss and lichens, and was wondering if they would be safe to use in my Syrians cage? I've included a photo of them.

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Old 02-16-2020, 10:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cork branches, safe?

Cork is safe to use, all I'd say is make sure there's no risk of an inquisitive hammy poking their head in and getting stuck
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cork branches, safe?

Thank you for your response. It wasn't really the cork I was bothered about, it's the moss and lichens, just in-case she eats any of them. With that in mind do you still think the pieces in the OP are okay to use?
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:07 PM   #4
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The moss & lichen are ok, I freeze my cork for about a week just n case of any bugs.
I would also be cocerned if the branches are smaller than the usual cork tubes about a ham getting stuck too though.
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Default Re: Cork branches, safe?

What the others say I was concerned about the lichens etc at first but our hamsters just ignore them and haven't tried to eat them or scratch them off. Are they solid or hollow? If hollow they are probably too narrow for a syrian and the larger cork logs would be better. If solid they should be fine and add some enrichment.
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: Cork branches, safe?

They are both solid, I've tried her with the smaller piece and she loves it.

Thank you both for the advice, It's very much appreciated.
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