Safe Wood Types for Use


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Good Morning,

I am setting up an enclosure for a crestie and have a question about real wood. I found an old piece of driftwood in storage from an aquarium I had years ago. It has been dried out for over a decade, and I figured with a little sanding to remove the rough edges it could make a great piece for climbing. It was obviously safe for fish, but I want to know, is it safe for reptiles?

Also, I have some branches from a Bradford Pear that fell during a storm last year. If I remove the bark, bake it, and sand it would this type of tree be safe for use as well?

I could not find anything from searching old threads about my particular types of wood so I thought I would ask for some assistance.