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Zoo Med Climbing Branches?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:24 pm
by Crabby7Crabber
Yeah, so my question is the title. I've had a study blue one every since I began crabbing and it hasn't chipped as far as I can tell. I'm not sure if I should take it out for precaution, or... I also have a piece of cholla wood, but one of these is supposed to lead up to my little coconut fibre and moss pit that's on top of my hut. I think the real cholla wood would (tongue twister, but not really, ha{getting sidetracked, but I love to say "she sells seashells by the sea shore}) would work fine, but what do you guys think? My crabs seem fine with them, but then again they don't really climb. They're too fat to move around much! :D The fastest I've seen them move is when they see me refill the food bowl, and even then, they usually wait until I leave!
Edit: here's the link to what it looks like, but it's blue-- ... OQBJO?th=1

Re: Zoo Med Climbing Branches?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:18 pm
by Motörcrab
I think these are safe to use as long as they aren't painted. These are an inexpensive alternative to real cholla. I personally am not a fan of the store bought real cholla. We had the same issue with our crabs not showing much interest in that stuff. About two years ago we purchased some cholla and foods from Cholla Queen on Etsy. Our crabs went nuts for that stuff they climb on and eat it too! She harvests it outside of Las Vegas. We have had less issues of hers molding compared to the other stuff too. If you decide to purchase from her I would only suggest not to get one of the scrap packs. You get a lot but they are bits and pieces, not logs.

Edited for poor spelling.

Re: Zoo Med Climbing Branches?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:37 pm
by JoeHermits
These are both painted and plastic. I’d keep an eye on it in case the paint starts to chip.

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Re: Zoo Med Climbing Branches?

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:55 am
by Crabby7Crabber
Alright-- I think when I get the chance I'll buy some more Cholla. Thanks for the suggestions and advice :D