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    Sisal Rope

    I needed to make another access for my Leopard Gecko's to reach the top level of their double decker tank - 'cause I split it down the middle and each side needs access.

    So, I used a parrot ladder and wrapped it solid with sisal rope and it rests at a nice angle from the bottom to the top level. It provides great traction for the gecko's.

    However, I had to remove it -- it SMELLED! The tank had already air dried from the paint, so when I added the ladder it was very obvious where the smell was coming from....

    Is this stuff safe? Do I need to just let it air out (outside the tank) or do I need to find another type of rope to use?
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    Re: Sisal Rope

    Hi Steph, I know they sell things for parrots that are covered in sisal rope, so I don`t think it`s toxic, unless you`ve applied something over it (paint/dye)?

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    Re: Sisal Rope

    Sisal rope, rugs give me an allergic reaction for some reason, its very strong smelling to me and in a humid environment tend to smell musty. I have a hard time walking in the carpet sections looking for rugs.
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    Re: Sisal Rope

    I have seen stuff made out of sisal rope - for cats, birds and what not, which is why I got it, but I was overwhelmed by the smell when I put it in the tank.

    I bought a plain wooden ladder for parrots and wrapped it with normal sisal rope from Home Depot -- I don't think there was anything on/in it, but I threw out the packaging...

    It's on top of the table - maybe if it airs out and loses some of the smell I can try it again. I'll need to come up with another brilliant idea though, because I need access to the top level on both sides of the tank now.
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    Re: Sisal Rope

    Strange, our cat towers are wrapped in that stuff, and i have never noticed anything.
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    Re: Sisal Rope

    New sisal does have a strong odor.
    Just let it lay out for a bit and the odor will lessen. The reason it has no odor on the cat posts is that it has been exposed to the air.
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