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    Question Popsicle sticks

    Does anyone know if it is safe to use popsicle sticks to make a hidey house. Is it alright if they chew on them? I'd rather use fiddle sticks but I can't find them anywhere. Thanks for any advice.

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    hi victoriaca83,

    some popsicle sticks actually contain a chemical in them that prevents the popsicle from soaking into the stick. you may want to watch out for these becacuse i can't imagine that they are safe for piggies.

    lianne

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    Wow, thanks! I had no idea. That's a great piece of info!

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by mncavylover
    Wow, thanks! I had no idea. That's a great piece of info!
    yeah! i sure am glad i read this befor building popsicle stick tunnels

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    You could probably buy the ones that come from dollar tree with no popcicle attached that are meant for crafts. But I would be careful.

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    yes i must agree with cinn&sprinslave. most popsicle sticks made for crafts SHOULD be okay, but you should check with the company just in case. another thing you could do is buy some untreated wood (in branch form is best) from a lumber store (usually they can sell it in small amounts for cheap) and make a house out of that. might make the guinea pig feel more "at home" in the sence that the house wouldnt be perfect and would be made out of natural wood they could chew on.

    im not sure if you guys are able to get wood in branch form, but in hawaii there are a couple places that you can get this. you may even want to try a plant nursery that sells fruit trees or something.

    hope this helps, lianne

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by cinn&sprinslave
    You could probably buy the ones that come from dollar tree with no popcicle attached that are meant for crafts. But I would be careful.
    oooh! i think I'll do this!

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    I have fiddlestick like things on my site www.freewebs.com/diamondcavys they are called snufflesticks. If you don't have time to do all the stuff the other people said on this thread or can't find craft sticks visit my site. They are cheeper then actual fiddlesticks.

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    Re: Popsicle sticks

    Make sure they arent died :s.

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