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Pine Shavings?

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by CountTripula, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. CountTripula

    CountTripula Elite Member

    Is pine shavings safe? Ive read much debate on this.
  2. toddnbecka

    toddnbecka Well Established Member

    No, stick with aspen or cypress mulch (cypress holds humidity much better), avoid pine and particularly cedar. Even newspaper is better than pine.
  3. CountTripula

    CountTripula Elite Member

    Thank you for responding i will definitely avoid pine.
  4. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    If it is kiln dried you will be fine. That said, there are a lot of better options for reptiles. But I do know of some keeping fairly large collections on kiln dried pine. I only use it for my rodent breeding.
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Personally I lump pine in with cedar. I prefer not to chance it.

    As said, there are better options.

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