Originally posted by snakemann87
though I have seen people use cedar branches in cages with No Problems over the last 8 or so years
It's usually pretty tough to see symptoms of phenol toxicity in reptiles. It embeds itself in the air sacs in the lungs and since reptiles don't have diaphragms they can't cough it up. It's not usually picked up unless someone puts actual tissue samples from the lungs to the test.
Rodents will often cough up mucus but herps can't do that.