Are you or anyone that you know is using any wood shavings from Long Beach Shavings Company?
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My good friend and fellow breeder has been using their products for ten years on his boas. He recently lost nearly an entire litter of baby boas and a very nice holdback yearling becuse this company is now using cedar in nearly all of its products. Nothing on any packaging or product info lists shows cedar as an ingredient. When he called the company they did in fact tell him that cedar is being used in the place of the other woods, Hemlock and Doug Fir due to a lack of supply. CEDAR IS FATAL TO BOAS!(and I’m sure other snakes)
This information needs to be passed around and people need to be made aware! This stuff is available all up and down the west coast and probably more...
I posted this in the boa forum because that is all I keep. If you use another forum... Please post this info. there too!
West Coast Constrictors
Message To: TheSurfer In reference to Message Id: 2156321
Must read. substrate alert!!!
Wow !!! I love that product and here in Utah can only be purchased at reptile expos ....or I can drive 5 hours south closer to Vegas and get it. That is such a shame ...that is really hard to understand. Even my breeding rats/mice won’t appreciate cedar. I have a bag left from 09 that I still use for my snakes.
I have been using DRY NEST Pine shavings in the same size bail ...although it claims to be kiln dried and clean , the odor is quite a bit stronger than Long beach Shavings , which I considered one of the best !!
I am, sorry for the loss of the reptiles by your friend...Where can I get more info and double check all the details>????