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Pine Shaving Saga in South Africa

Posted by Shirae Verster on

WOOD SHAVINGS FOR RABBITS –  ARE THEY SAFE ? Some scientific studies have suggested that fresh untreated wood shavings made from pine can contain levels of aromatic hydrocarbons which have the potential to cause health problems in small animals. Pine by-products – gum & a very strong disinfectant smell (the hydrocarbons) – can affect the liver and respiratory tracts of small animals.  Lungs can also be affected. In England there is a Leylandii pine which is very toxic.  It is not just full of watery sap but also contains a sticky gum.  When burnt as firewood it oozes out the...

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