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Posted by chimbakka on May 08, 2003 at 20:34:43:
In Reply to: Suggestions on keeping crix (pics included) posted by iwana on May 08, 2003 at 12:37:39:
This is also the method I use, and find very useful. I do not use substrate, but I have to clean out the feces every week. If you have a lot of crix the subrate would be a very good thing. I only have about 30 adults for my breeding colony.
I, personally, wouldn't use pine. The crix will probably just stick to it when you take them out. That, and shavings can get messy, as they track all over the house if some get on the floor and you step in them.. I have them for my degu, and that's only because I go through so much the other bedding would cost a fortune. I am not a fan of pine shavings...
All of that, plus the crix may chew on them. If they did eat them for some reason, they would be passed on to your cham. Some of the dust from the pine may stick to their legs and also get passed on to your cham.
The biggest problem would be getting the crix out though, as I already said. I think it would be too much of a pain to be worth it.
But, that said, eveyone has their own way. REad all the responses, and if you still want to try it. Let me know how it goes though, I am curious!