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Aspen Shavings - Good or Bad?


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Posted by Tim Madsen on May 09, 2003 at 22:57:26:

In Reply to: Aspen Shavings - Good or Bad? posted by HairForce1 on May 09, 2003 at 09:57:29:

:I was at the local pet store looking for a bigger setup for my '02 Anery (He's in a 10-gallon tank and wearing his rock hides like hats). I've gone to Aspen Shavings in the 20-Gallon long I use for my '02 Snow and we both love it. She loves to burrow and hide, and I like the way it seems to soak up smells.

:Anyway, an employee that breeds corns and rat snakes at the pet store told me that Aspen Shavings are B-A-D because the snakes will aspirate dust and have respitory problems. I'm confused; I've seen Aspen Shaving highly recommended on this forum and elsewhere.

:Should I just keep using Aspen Shavings and not worry about it?

:Thank you all in advance,
:HF1 - Blossoming Corn Snake Junkie

Any type of wood dust can cause respiratory problems in snakes and humans and anything else that breaths. There are a lot of different qualities of wood shavings. If the one you are using has large amounts of dust I'd change to a different brand. If it doesn't keep using it.
Tim




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