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Hi all


I'm new to the herp way of life so be gentle pse ! I want to use beech branches from my garden for climbing/decor in the viv - I'm sure I've read somewhere that beech is safe for snakes but there are definately a few more UK trees that are too - does anyone know them??


Also would it be enough to steep the branches in boiling water to kill off undesirables or is a disinfectant bath also needed ?


Thanx 4 reading
 

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any fruit tree branches should be fine... avoid cedar as the sap causes problems and is toxic. i personally spray new branches with frontline (available from vets) then soak them in boiling water... some people freeze branches etc avoid wood from "sappy" trees. :)
 

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strip the bark, frontline it, wrap it in cellophane and leave it for a week.

that will kill any creepies on it
 

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Brilliant ideas - thnx evryone. Would never have thought of using Frontline.


A word on Frontline tho (which I have 4 my ferrets) - my vet kindly gave me a bunch of latex gloves and was anxious to stress to spray in short, close spurts ( to minimise 'misting' ) & always with the gloves on. It's quite a chemical !


Thanks again all. :D
 

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the short bursts are more for the animals benefitas it will prevent it from getting in your ferets eyes :) to be honest i've never used gloves with frontilne :? and we don't tend to give out gloves for it either... but its all good practice!!
 
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