My girls love to chew on sticks made of pear or apple wood, or willow sticks. I buy them from an online guinea pig shop that only sells organic toys. When buying you need to make sure they are organic. If the trees were ones you had grown yourself and you knew it was a safe wood you could bake the sticks in your oven to make them safe, but unknown trees are just too risky in my opinion.
Remember that sticks are just for fun, it's the good unlimited hay that keeps teeth nice and healthy and many pigs aren't interested in sticks from what I've read :)
- Supporting my GL Habit
Chewing on wood or toys is for fun. Chewing on hay is for health.
I buy my hay from: www.kmshayloft.com in 25lb amounts. It's much cheaper than anything you can get at the store.
I was wondering though, what temperature would be best and for how long?
Having checked though I remember that apple tree wood doesn't need baked, it can be eaten fresh :) I have no idea why that is though.
I forgot to mention as well that pine cones are brilliant! Just bake them to sterilise them (or buy them organic) and they can keep piggies entertained for a long time. My girls love chucking them around but then I have to hide them all for a couple of weeks or they get labelled as boring, heh.