Friday, 20 December 2013

Be careful with wood shavings

We would like to remind rabbit owners, following some cases of suspected problems with shavings recently, that there are some known problems with shavings as bedding. They can on occasion be eaten, and are indigestible, potentially blocking the gut. This is much less likely to occur if lots and lots of fresh, palatable hay or forage is provided. Also, very strongly scented shavings eg pine or cedar can contain high levels of irritant resins which can cause lung damage, or liver toxicity