Bunny chew stick?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SheriM, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. SheriM

    SheriM Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    I want to give my rabbit a stick to chew on to help keep his teeth ground down, but I vaguely remember that certain types of wood aren't good for them. I have spruce and poplar available. Which would be better?
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I dont know about bunnies but I do know as a rule , Pine and Ceder and woods with the nice smelling oils are bad for all birds and small animals as the oils that make them smell good are bad for there respitory tracks and can even be absorbed thru the skin and cause kindy and liver damage. Other then that I have no clue but I am shure someone will good luck
  3. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    The popular wood
    spruce and any conifir tree is toxic.
    you can also give maple, oak,apple.
    no cherry, it is toxic
    willow can be given but keep in mind it also has asprin properties, used mainly for mild pain relief, but rabbits do so love it.
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I give mine Mullberry. They can eat the leaves and small stems also
  5. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    We buy untreated pine 2x4s and cut them into little blocks for ours to chew.
  6. SheriM

    SheriM Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Thanks for the info. I have literally acres of both spruce and poplar growing wild so I'll just grab a small stick for him to gnaw on. Glad you mentioned about the spruce being toxic. I thought about using the left over chunks of 2 x4 from our various building projects, but most lumber here is spruce.

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