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Old 09-12-03, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gloss Paint safe for my snakes

Hi all i have some old dryed out branches in my back yard that i want to make climbing poles out of i want to stripp the bark and paint it with like a gloss coat but i have no idea what i culd use that would not be harm full to my reptile (Lizards and Snakes) so i was wondering if yall had any paint suggestions.... thank you

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Old 09-12-03, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A few questions.

1) What type of tree are these branches from? If you're not sure, DON'T use them.
2) Why would you want to paint them? What's wrong with the natural wood look?

If you paint them using a high gloss paint, the reptiles probably will not use them. They won't be able to grip it well enough. Seriously, if you're going to put branches in, go "au naturel".
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ok kool thx man do you no if i should sand it then back or back then sand? oh and the tree is an apple tree but i also can get some plum tree or pine tree what do you suggest out of those?
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Pine sucks, so does any other softwood (aromatic). They are toxic to some degree or another, not to mention the sap is messy. As far as I know, apple is fine. Sealing the wood is a good idea for cleaning and to help keep out pathogens. You can use an exterior urethane or if you wanted to go a full job, an epoxy... epoxy probably isn't necessary unless its a swampy environment.
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Apple, peach and cherry woods contain some arsenic and aren't the best choices either. Hardwoods like maple and oak are safer.
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Thanks for the info eyespy Never heard anything negative about those woods before.
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A clear coat should do the trick but use a matt not a gloss. Logs and branches aren't glossy. Don't sand just remove what bark you can (even leave bits here and there) you want to leave the natural highlights and textures.
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It doestn matter what wood you use since it is sealed No smell or arsenic Will be able to creep though I have seen people use cedar branches in cages with No Problems over the last 8 or so years
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Told you theyd help ya Jay! And now I know what is safe!
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When I use branches I got from outside I throw them in the oven for a bit then sandblast them. They look awesome sandblasted.
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if i dont have a sand blaster were can i get one and what kind and for how much USD?
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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.
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