Is pumice stone safe for rabbits to chew?

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Is pumice stone safe for rabbits to chew?

Post by FluffSlave on Thu May 08, 2014 3:25 pm

I was unpacking my most recent pet order just now and putting everything on the floor as I unpacked. I'd ordered my chinchillas a huge pumice chain toy as they go nuts for it, and I turned around for a second only to turn back and find Mr Mo going nuts for it! He was scratching at it and gnawing away at the pumice, throwing it about etc. It's the only time I've ever seen him go like that over a toy Laughing

Just wondering though, is it safe?  Hmmm 
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Post by BugsBunny on Thu May 08, 2014 6:11 pm

I seem to remember it being safe but I am not 100% so would see what the other hoppers say.
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Post by Amelia66 on Thu May 08, 2014 6:13 pm

Only worry would be if he was eating and chunks that fall off, but its made of natural stone [well lava] so i don't see how it would be harmful
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Post by c.bolduan on Thu May 08, 2014 6:18 pm

Been searching on net and in books various opinions come up.
Some pro some con, I guess it is take your pick. Maybe start under supervision.......

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu May 08, 2014 7:32 pm

I am not sure love so I would lean on the side of caution.

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Post by FluffSlave on Fri May 09, 2014 3:14 pm

I've also seen various responses online, but from what I can tell it's ok if he's not eating it, which I don't believe he is...

I think he's lost interest in it now anyway. It might have been a spur of the moment reaction to something new, now it's just boring Laughing
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri May 09, 2014 3:17 pm

Yes pumice stones are safe and ideal for their teeth.  Smile 

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Post by FluffSlave on Fri May 09, 2014 3:19 pm

That's good then Maysie Very Happy

Pumice is huge with chinchillas. Mine go potty for it, and once it has crumbled they roll in the dust that it produces. I know pumice stone is volcanic rock, and I'm pretty sure chinchilla sand is also volcanic in some way or another. Pretty interesting actually...
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri May 09, 2014 3:24 pm

FluffSlave wrote:That's good then Maysie Very Happy

Pumice is huge with chinchillas. Mine go potty for it, and once it has crumbled they roll in the dust that it produces. I know pumice stone is volcanic rock, and I'm pretty sure chinchilla sand is also volcanic in some way or another. Pretty interesting actually...

I love to see Chinchillas have a bath it's the cutest funniest thing I have ever seen.  Love 

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Post by FluffSlave on Fri May 09, 2014 3:27 pm

I know. Every time anyone sees it for the first time they can't stop laughing Laughing

I never get bored of watching it. Even now, after almost four years!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri May 09, 2014 6:54 pm

If that is the case, I think I will get one for Holly.

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