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I have a day planned to build more houses tomorrow! Short term I bought some cheap pet igloos and they have been ‘resting’ in those (maybe when they need a break from each other).
Interestingly a friend just called about one she has bought. It has a water based wood preservative rubbed into it both inside and out. its the sort that is used on rabbit and guinea pig hutches. I know the ideal is to use nothing, but she is concerned about the one she bought and now isn’t sure whether to return it.
I can see how it can be for them, and I know the guidance is to avoid using any treatment on wood, but how bad would it be if rabbits and other animals are exposed to it? and would it stop you buying a house that had a rubbed in treatment?
I know one that I bought previously had a similar treatment and while not ideal, the hedgies are very happy in it.