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#40182 - 03/16/05 07:20 PM WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS!
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MODS: I couldn't decide whether to post here, or in Behavior and anatomy.

This evening I was cleaning Sugi's cage and cleaned up his monkey mess (he loves to fling his little monkey toys everywhere, and he hides some in his pouch). I was washing everything down when I noticed Sugi has been chewing on the "point" where the little plastic monkey's hands would be.

I took the scissors and cut off the rough stuff, and it occurred to me that these little toys COULD become a choking hazard for gliders who like to chew.

For now, the monkey toys are in good condition, so I'll let him play with them, but I thought I should just post in case anyone else has a little gnawing monster like my Sugi.

Just a reminder to check all toys, pouches, and stuff for any potential dangers. I'd love to have a reptarium (since my spring break is coming up, and I want to take a road trip), but I think Sugi would waste one within a half hour... he's such a feisty little furball!

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#40183 - 03/16/05 08:43 PM Re: WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS! [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" />Hey thanks for the heads up! I was thinking of getting those for my babies and when i do i'll keep a close watch on them. thanks once again! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />

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#40184 - 03/16/05 08:53 PM Re: WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS! [Re: ]
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my guys knaw on the hands of monkies a little and I've had to clip some hands to keep them safe; but my guys spent a month in a reptarium and had no problem... never chewed on it; and believe me, I checked it every single day to make sure they hadn't!

so you might be ok using it even w/ a chewer

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#40185 - 03/16/05 11:14 PM Re: WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS! [Re: ]
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Like Faery, I've had a little guy, Oscar, in a reptarium for a very long time now and he once gnawed up a toy soldier in one night. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> Needless to say he didn't get any more toy soldiers just in case, but he's never chewed his rept. If you suspect at all, though, that yours would I think it's wise that you're going with another cage to be safe....not to mention to save you from wasting your moolah. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Thank you for the heads up about the monkeys.
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#40186 - 03/17/05 04:11 AM Re: WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS! [Re: ]
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We made ours a tent toy-noticed the same thing and that a couple of those points were very close to having a piece come off. Having had a glider die of an intestinal blockage/perforation (not related to the monkeys) and what pain he was in, I think with a chewer supervision is a good idea-to be safe.
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#40187 - 03/17/05 09:20 AM Re: WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS! [Re: ]
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Thanks for the warning regarding these toys. I will have to snip these when I get home tonight.

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#40188 - 03/21/05 01:56 PM Re: WARNING: "Barrel of Monkeys" toy and CHEWERS! [Re: ]
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My lil ones were doing the EXACT same thing so i restricted them to only being played with in the tent. Better safe than sorry

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