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I've been trying to think of things that my 6 boys can use in their Aventura (if you don't know what that is, I guess it's similar to a DCN... just not as good structurally with less to hang things from). The bottom unit of the cage has been very bare since they shredded their hive. They don't use the bottom unit as much as the top which in a way is okay, but I want to add a few climbing things for them since they're very active boys who love to climb and it might help provoke a bit of interest.

Hanging items aren't the easiest things to have in the bottom unit since the frame that supports the upper unit tray seems kind of frail... so anything too heavy or that could bend the frame is a bit of a worry sometimes.

Are branches intended like these for birds okay to use?

http://www.therange.co.uk/branch-perch-small/bird-cage-basics/the-range/fcp-product/12912

http://www.therange.co.uk/large-pumice-perch/bird-cage-basics/the-range/fcp-product/84650


Also, what about bogwood and logs intended for fish and reptiles?
At the RSPCA I did work experience at they had a big chunk of bogwood that the ratties seem to enjoy sleeping in, and all the grooves and nooks and crannies gave them something interesting to climb on and forage around.

I just wondered if these kinds of things were safe. If all else fails I think I'm just gonna try and save up for a cargo net and another hive lol
 

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I recently got the branch you first listed, it's sturdy and should be safe for them. I wish that they listed the type of wood it is to put my mind at ease.

The only thing I know with these wooden items is that rats will pee on them and if the wood gets too nasty they need to be washed or thrown out.
 
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