Birch dowels (guinea pigs)
No, I'm not wanting to give guinea pigs straight up dowels - I would like to make something with the dowels that are safe to chew. HOWEVER everything says:
"made of maple"
"made of wood". Uh, duh, I know a wooden dowel is made of wood. WHAT KIND OF WOOD?!
It's frustrating that I don't get a straight up answer.
1. Are Elmer's dowel rods made of pine, birch or "everything" (as in scraps of wood).
2. Are any CRAFT dowel rods made of birch?
3. Is maple/oak safe at all? I wouldn't know, I don't use it!
I already checked online for one of the stores we have here (Rona) and their site is less than helpful because of "made of real hardwood" and "made of wood".
I'm trying to make absolute sure what I get is NOT pine, or other unwanted woods. Apple, birch, and willow are the best chewable woods. However I am not going to break the bank to make anything out of them, because that defeats the purpose - considering it is for my site, which will be up and running April next year. If I spend 50.00 on one small structure, they'd be paying 100.00. And I don't want that - neither would they.
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Last edited by Sena Hansler; 08-08-2013 at 08:25 AM.