Is mesquite tree shaving safe to use as bedding for small animals?

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    DawnFrostposted 7 years ago

    Is mesquite tree shaving safe to use as bedding for small animals?

    We've got a ton of the stuff... from our yard, but I'm not sure if it'd be safe to use.

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    1tandrews4posted 7 years ago

    I would say no, unless it was kiln dried. I have not scientifically studied this, but I know there are concerns when using mesquite when smoking food. It is a fast burning wood with a high concentration of hydrocarbons. I think it would be best to stick to the shavings that have been shown to be safe.

 
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