Pet Tips & Tales
Never use Cedar bedding for your Gerbil, as it has highly volatile oils that can cause skin rashes, respiratory distress, liver damage, and in extreme cases, neurological damage to small animals that have to live in and breathe the fumes daily. You run a serious risk of impairing your gerbil's health and reducing its lifespan when you use cedar bedding. Pine is usable, but it has similar volatile oils as cedar (along with all soft woods). Use kiln-dried pine, as it has been baked to remove the oils from the wood, or at least air your pine out for several days before putting it into the cage so the oils may have a chance to evaporate.
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