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Old 04-15-2018, 12:54 AM   #1
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Hello everyone.

Because our Syrian was ignoring the wooden chewing toys we bought her a small Whimzees toothbrush. I was looking for something smaller as I thought it would have taken ages to go through it. In less than one week she's eaten half of it.
Question: can it be harmful or do you (those who use it) leave it there constantly? Shall we give her one per week if she goes through it??

Thanks for your advise in advance.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:38 AM   #2
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They do often go a bit mad with them when they get their first whimzee! I think one a week may be a bit much but I'm not totally sure about syrians so someone else might have a better idea, she may not chew them so quickly once the novelty wears off but I would have thought one every couple of weeks would be better.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thank you very much cypher
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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Whimzees do contain sugar and alcohol so in large quantities, they can be harmful but leaving them is fine. I recommend when they finish the chew to leave it a few weeks, not constantly renewing them as that could lead to diabetes and other health problems
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:49 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if you may be confusing Whimzees with something else SimonandSyril but they don't contain sugar or alcohol & there's no risk of diabetes.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:35 PM   #6
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If you get the toothbrush whimzees I sometimes stick pumkin seeds between the bristles - they have a great time getting them out!
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:09 PM   #7
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Cypher, I have heard they contain glycerin which is a sugar; my mistake they do not contain alcohol I have just heard that I will look more into it next time
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:10 PM   #8
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Glycerin is a sugar alcohol; it has 4 calories per gram, as much as sucrose, but apparently has a low glycemic index and is reported to not taste very sweet (I have not eaten pure glycerin myself).
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