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RE: cedar chips

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Posted by: PHBoxTurtle at Wed Jun 16 19:26:38 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHBoxTurtle ]  
   

>>Are cedar chips ok to use for bedding in a turtle pen?
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>>Alan

Alan, cedar chips are not good for use in a turtle pen unless it is just a small amount in a large out door pen. Cedar is often used for chests (have you heard of hope chests made of cedar?) because the aromatics in the wood is toxic to insects-and to herps that come into close and constant contact with these fumes, as well. Cypress bark is ok, although there used to be concerns about its sustainabilty-check it out first. Coconut coir is good, but messy unless it remains moist and you grow a ground cover on it.
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