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Burlap Wrapped Wood

Discussion in 'Cage Furniture - Accessories' started by jterek, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. jterek

    jterek Active Member

    I am finishing up my iguana cage and was wondering if I wrap burlap around 2x4 would it be safe. I am trying to make some nice climbing areas for him. To get big enough logs is just hard to find. That is why I was going to use 2x4 seal it and wrap in burlap. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MoskiWoski

    MoskiWoski Elite Member

    Sounds like it would be fine. I use hemp rope and haven't had any problems.
     
  3. Runningmom

    Runningmom Elite Member

    I was thinking I may try burlap. May take less time to wrap then rope in the enclosure I have. Inside mine is a huge climbing structure which a baby bearded dragon could easily get hurt on. So I have to wrap it with something. Burlap is probably ok I am guessing.
     
  4. mayhmmaydn

    mayhmmaydn Elite Member

    Make sure neither of them have been treated with Mold retardant or oils. you can usually smell it if it has or wash it first to be sure. :) May
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Two problems. The burlap will grow mold. The second problem, the weave in burlap is very loose and it will be seriously prone to getting toes tangled in it.
    Try wrapping grass rope around the 2x4s.
     
  6. MoskiWoski

    MoskiWoski Elite Member

    Is grass rope and hemp rope one in the same? I know in my younger years the two words were synonymous.
     
  7. jterek

    jterek Active Member

    I think I am going to try indoor/outdoor carpet. Is that safe? I looked up grass rope and it says a rope made of any vegetable other than cotton.
     
  8. CryHavoc17

    CryHavoc17 Elite Member

    I've had sucess using indoor outdoor carpet in my ig cage. I use it on my basking platforms
     
  9. jterek

    jterek Active Member

    Looked for grass rope merlin no success. Cryhavoc17 do you use the plastic style or the more like carpet style/soft style.
     
  10. mayhmmaydn

    mayhmmaydn Elite Member

    No they aren't the same thing . hemp is from the hemp plant its processed fibers which are then twisted into a cord or rope. Grass is usually a type of sea grass or thin grasses that are dried and processed much the same way but different plants. This can be used in industrial packing where chemicals are involved because they are cheaper to produce and biodegrade. A lot of them are also now made for the craft trade. Just make sure if youre picking it up at lowes or something like that , that it hasn't been treated.
    May
     
  11. mayhmmaydn

    mayhmmaydn Elite Member

    check for sea grass or beargrass twine. I have found it on EBAY before. also check places that sell florist supplies. May
     
  12. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The grass rope is also called sisal.
     
  13. jterek

    jterek Active Member

    Thanks merlin. I found that on Lowes website. Now that gives me another option.
     

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