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childrens play sand....

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by noushka05, Apr 4, 2011.


  1. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    does anyone know if its okay for gerbils and hammies?...cos chinchilla sand is sooo expensive:eek:
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    wow thats a brilliant price thanks a lot:), are gerbils okay with dust rather than sand?...or are they the same thing:eek:
     
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    I think they it's safe for them, I know it's safe for hamsters so will be OK for gerbils. You may have to check that.

    I have a feeling that the person selling doesn't know if it's sand or dust so they put both, dust may slightly irritate their noses so be careful! I'll have a look see if I can find out which it is.

    EDIT: I think it's the same really.
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    thanks Cherpi i will:) x edited to add i didnt notice you bottom paragraph sorry...but thanks so much for trying to find out xx
     
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    I have edited my previous post.
     
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    that that you linked is actually dust, you can see from the picture how fine it is, i would not use that for a hamster or gerbil, the actual name of the product is sepolita chinchilla dust, no idea why the person has put sand on....

    childrens play sand is safe, you just need to bake it in the oven for about an hour to dry it out before use
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    lol i saw and edited mine:p x

    thanks very much:) x
     
  9. Take no notice one me! but just a though - would sand meant for animals be sort of more treated??? dunno!
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    i know you cant use building sand and the like:D but thought kids sand might be okay because its probably steralised or summat:)
     
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