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CharlotteAndMinstrel
04-01-2014, 10:46 PM
I made a rabbit house in my school class and i covered it in beeswax is it safe for me rabbit? I need an answer asap thank you

Mrs. Bunnykins
04-01-2014, 10:53 PM
I really can't answer your question, but until I knew that it was 100% safe I would keep your bunny well clear. It could be all too easy for your bunny to fall ill by ingesting the beeswax then need a trip(s) to the vet and in the worse case scenario could die.

Please be patient until someone can answer your question fully.

CharlotteAndMinstrel
04-01-2014, 10:56 PM
I really can't answer your question, but until I knew that it was 100% safe I would keep your bunny well clear. It could be all too easy for your bunny to fall ill by ingesting the beeswax then need a trip(s) to the vet and in the worse case scenario could die.

Please be patient until someone can answer your question fully.

Thank you very much i needed it asap becaue my homework revewing it and my rabbit using it is due monday and i hope i didnt spend a year making it and my stupid teacher tell me to put beeswax on without him thinking and not bding able to use it:evil:

Tilia
06-01-2014, 11:13 PM
Sorry I also don't know, and I suspect there is not much information on it!

Is it pure beeswax, or some kind of beeswax polish, which would have other ingredients that could be dangerous?

I imagine if your bunny chewed at the house, the amount of beeswax ingested would be minimal, and I can't find any information on it being poisonous to animals/children (caveat - this doesn't mean it isn't!). To be fair to your teacher, there is even a single US forum thread about using pure beeswax on a hutch: http://www.rabbitsonline.net/f69/sealing-rabbit-hutch-75566/

However, with the lack of evidence, I personally would err on the side of caution for now. You don't want to inadvertantly put your bunny at risk for the sake of a school project! Sorry I know it's a shame, and I'm happy to be corrected if someone knows better! :wave:

happybun
06-01-2014, 11:24 PM
is this the 'be rude to r u' season? mrs bunnykins, you are a very polite and decent person. myself, less so.

Dave81
06-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Considering there isn't anything rude on the post I would say no it's not.

As for the question I have to say I would prob steer away from it full stop, there isn't much on the internet for it and I certainly wouldn't want to risk my rabbits just in case

stargrrlclaire
12-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Could you give the company who makes it a call?

happybun
12-01-2014, 07:55 AM
'Asap!' isn't rude? i think it is. rude and 'entitled'. 'snap to it, you! and pay attention to me!'

mokwa32
12-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Maybe call you vet or a bunny vet specialist. Id imagine they should know, maybe not, but you could also see if their is a national rabbit welfare phone number you could call, id imagine someone should know but itl be hard to hunt them down. I know bee's honey can be dangerous to babies so.... wax and rabbits maybe. Good luck finding out and please let us know :wave: xx

tulsi
12-01-2014, 01:25 PM
'Asap!' isn't rude? i think it is. rude and 'entitled'. 'snap to it, you! and pay attention to me!'

As soon as possible was said to indicate that it was an urgent request (needed because of a home work deadline). I am sure the op was not intending to be rude.

tulsi
12-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Its probabley a bit late now, but you could always line the hutch with ply so that the rabbit cant chew it (or mesh, but that can trap fluff and poo ... ).

Would love to see pics.

Mackers
12-01-2014, 03:00 PM
'Asap!' isn't rude? i think it is. rude and 'entitled'. 'snap to it, you! and pay attention to me!'

I don't think this was the intention. The OP sounds quite young so perhaps we should forgive the title?

happybun
12-01-2014, 05:09 PM
hmm. providing advice is very forgiving. not remarking upon the rudeness inherent in the title is not helpful long-term to the 'young person'.

Hoppla
12-01-2014, 07:00 PM
hmm. providing advice is very forgiving. not remarking upon the rudeness inherent in the title is not helpful long-term to the 'young person'.

Spot on!

"Urgent help needed, please" is the same question asked politely.