Here's the stats:
Ingredients: pine wood shavings, cassava starch, alfalfa, straw liquid mix (water, sodium alginate, potassium sorbate, propionic acid, honey, glycerin, propylene glycol), cotton thread, bamboo, straw, paper cord.
Crude Protein = 1.6%
Crude Fat = 0.5%
Crude Fiber = 40%
Moisture = 10%
The product is marketed as "for Guinea Pigs & Rabbits," which isn't completely reassuring since I know cavies and rabbits have quite different diets. I'm also not 100% confident in the listed stats, since they weren't species-particular.
(I tried to find information on this all over, so I'm sorry if there's an obvious answer in an obvious place.)
I shouldn't worry too much unless they really start chomping down it. Mine are all fine and to be honest after a couple of nibbles they seemed to loose interest!
Just can't compete with basil and romaine I guess!
Made with fresh alfalfa and golden honey, this unique 3-in-1 home provides a fun hide away, a great tasting treat, and promotes small pets' natural chewing instinct. Has a natural wood look and handmade thatched roof.
Alfalfa and honey isn't the best thing for most guinea pigs to have.
There are definitely better toys out there for hamsters and gerbils. After giving it some thought (and reading about the sawdust!) I'm not going to buy them any more of these products.
Is this just a rumor or is there really a toxicity problem with the TP rolls???????
- I GAVE, dammit!
There are lots of healthy treats you can give gerbils and hamsters like small bits of fruits, veggies, plain yogurt, cheese, egg, etc. These "treats" are much more healthy for a gerbil or hamster and round out their diet.