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#1378855 - 09/27/14 09:12 AM fresh cut branches
Kesha Offline
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I'm not sure where this question should go. I wanted to know if its ok to get fresh cut branches out of the yard and put in my gliders cage? I've read they like to tear the bark off the branch and it helps with making strong, healthy teeth. Please advise.

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#1378859 - 09/27/14 10:05 AM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
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Check this sticky to make sure the trees are on the safe list. Then be sure no pesticides have been used.

Apple tree branches are always a favorite, especially in the Spring when they are budding, but anytime is really okay.

No sap trees shakehead

Some people like to put them in the oven on 200 degrees for about an hour to kill any critters that may linger, but I never have. I have always used that mangled ole apple tree in the back yard rofl
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#1378865 - 09/27/14 02:24 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: KarenE]
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Thank you. I was wondering how could I kill off any critters. I read crape mrytles trees are safe for glidets. I have several in my yard.

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#1378869 - 09/27/14 02:41 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
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Your gliders will have fun with the branches, but you will want to change them out on a regular basis because they will absorb the urine and start to smell.
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#1378870 - 09/27/14 02:42 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
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I read pecan, pear and maple trees (except red maple) are safe wood for gliders. I also read you can have fresh leaves on the branches. The glidets like to strip the bark and leaves off to help pad their nesting box. Has anyone ever put fresh branches in their cage?


Edited by Kesha (09/27/14 03:42 PM)

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#1378940 - 09/27/14 08:05 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Feather]
Kesha Offline
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What do you need to do to the fresh branch prior to putting it in the cage? I was afraid tiny bugs would be on the branch. I dont want to hurt my gliders. What kind of branch have you used? Did you leave the leaves on the branch?


Edited by Kesha (09/27/14 08:10 PM)

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#1378942 - 09/27/14 08:11 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
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Yes, you can leave the leaves on the branches. If you'd like, you can bake the branch to kill any bugs. I've personally never done it, I put them right in.
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#1378943 - 09/27/14 08:23 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: GliderNursery]
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Originally Posted By: Kesha
What do you need to do to the fresh branch prior to putting it in the cage? I was afraid tiny bugs would be on the branch. I dont want to hurt my gliders. What kind of branch have you used? Did you leave the leaves on the branch?
Originally Posted By: KarenE
Check this sticky to make sure the trees are on the safe list. Then be sure no pesticides have been used.

Apple tree branches are always a favorite, especially in the Spring when they are budding, but anytime is really okay.

No sap trees shakehead

Some people like to put them in the oven on 200 degrees for about an hour to kill any critters that may linger, but I never have. I have always used that mangled ole apple tree in the back yard rofl
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#1378963 - 09/28/14 04:04 AM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
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The only bugs I look for are ticks, otherwise i just cut them and put them in.

I use Rose of Sharon branches.
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#1378966 - 09/28/14 07:52 AM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: JillMarie]
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Originally Posted By: JillMarie
I use Rose of Sharon branches.


With the blossoms when in season too! smile
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#1378985 - 09/28/14 02:30 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: GliderNursery]
Kesha Offline
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Great!!! Thanks. I will try the crape myrtle branches tonight. I will post their response later. I'm so excIted.

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#1379109 - 09/29/14 02:24 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
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Looked at the safe woods article and I've got a few to choose from: Pecan, pear, crape myrtle, mimosa, cottonwood, magnolia, and mulberry that I can easily identify and find in Sherman. grin Zoey, guess who's getting some fresh branches soon?
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#1379132 - 09/29/14 11:29 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kris_N_Zoe]
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Originally Posted By: Kris_N_Zoe
Looked at the safe woods article and I've got a few to choose from: Pecan, pear, crape myrtle, mimosa, cottonwood, magnolia, and mulberry that I can easily identify and find in Sherman. grin Zoey, guess who's getting some fresh branches soon?


Just be sure that no pesticides have been used on or around them.
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#1379214 - 09/30/14 07:59 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kesha]
Kris_N_Zoe Offline
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I don't use pesticides, so my pecan trees are safe and most of the other trees I've been looking to harvest from don't get treated. wink

I have a question through. Does it matter on PEAR trees if it's a fruit bearing tree or the fruitless variety?
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#1379415 - 10/02/14 07:29 PM Re: fresh cut branches [Re: Kris_N_Zoe]
Kesha Offline
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My gliders love climbing on the branches.they pulled all of the leaves off and put a few in their nesting pouch.

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