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Chewing on branch? #1407094
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I bought the boys a grape-wood branch at Petsmart, and Chance was instantly enthralled by it-but he's also instantly trying to chew it.

Is this going to be okay? I saw that grape-wood was safe for them, but I hadn't expected him to want to gnaw it to death. o.O;

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Re: Chewing on branch? [Re: Michelle_D] #1407105
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Yes, that is fine. In the wild they use their lower front teeth to strip the bark off of trees to get to the sap.


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Re: Chewing on branch? [Re: Feather] #1407111
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If you know anyone with an apple tree in their yard, try to get a branch or two. They will love that as well wink


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Re: Chewing on branch? [Re: Michelle_D] #1407120
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It took about three hours for me to go 'OH. WAIT, SAP.' And I felt ridiculously silly,because of -course- he was going to want to chew on the wood. XD But I was still concerned if it was going to be safe for him.

I wish I knew where I could get some apple branches. The husband wanted me to go out and just start cutting branches from trees, but I convinced him to let me buy something that I could (hope) was safe for them.

Apparently the little tree limb is a big hit for both Chance and Mochi. I'll have to get another when they have more in stock. ;P

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If you do get apple branches make sure that they are not sprayed.


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Re: Chewing on branch? [Re: Feather] #1407125
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Plant your own. It won't take long for them to grow. Then it will take even less time for them to look like you cut branches off for your gliders :rofl2:

That's what mine looked like.


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Re: Chewing on branch? [Re: KarenE] #1407133
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What about a cherry tree branch. Would that work too. Is any fruit tree branch safe.

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Here Is The List Of Toxic/Non-Toxic Plants we use as a guide. There are several Sticky Topics at the top of this forum that should be useful for you.



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