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Postby Michael » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:22 pm

Is it safe to give left over pine board scraps and pieces of 2x4s to parrots to chew?
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Re: Pine Board

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:55 pm

Untreated aged pine should be OK, but you need to know for sure it wasn't pressure treated, and I gather fresh pitch in the wood can be an irritant as well as messy.
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Re: Pine Board

Postby Michael » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:32 pm

How can you tell if it is treated? Pine board typically sold at Home Depot or a lumberyards is or isn't treated?
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Re: Pine Board

Postby TheNzJessie » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:54 pm

treated pine in new zealand has a slight green colour to it and is numbered, not sure over seas
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Re: Pine Board

Postby Anna » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:53 am

Yep, I think the treated pine is darker and perhaps smells odd, fresh, untreated pine is pale and smells good. I think the treated pine is for outdoor use only, indoors you use untreated wood. I buy large pieces of pine at the lumberyard and give to my birds, it´s cheap and they love it.
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