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Old 11-14-2017, 12:38 AM   #1
Sparrowwick
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Default Are Cattails Hamster-Safe?

Hi there everyone! Cattails are a plant that is readily and commonly available in my area of the world, and can be used for all sorts of things including weaving and basket-making. I'm a craftsy person and I like to make toys, houses, and platforms for my hamsters, so I was wondering if anyone could weigh in regarding whether cattail stalks or the fluff from the top of a cattail are safe for hamsters.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Are Cattails Hamster-Safe?

They look to be what we call bullrushes in the UK.
I wouldn't use these for hamsters. They do chew on them and these may not be safe. The seeds also are fluffy and could block up the pouches/ bowel as well as maybe piecing something.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! I'll definitely be avoiding them then, especially the fluffy part.
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