Degus Love Lava Ledges!

My degus love their lava ledges. Ever since we’ve had a cage topper on their tank we’ve had perches and they happily sit and chew on these lava ledges.

The lava ledge is made of pumice. Pumice is the term used for volcanic rock that is a solidified frothy lava created when super-heated, highly pressurized rock is violently ejected from a volcano. It can also be formed when lava and water are mixed. Read more about pumice on Wikipedia.

Pumice has uses in cosmetics, cleaning products and is used to clean dead skin in the beauty industry. Animals can use it as a chew toy because it is hard enough to wear their teeth but soft enough because of the low density because of the pores and holed, that it breaks off before breaking teeth. The official page for the lava ledge on the Super Pet USA site even says “[the lava ledge] is completely safe to chew and promotes clean and healthy teeth”

The Lava Ledge from encourages natural jumping exercise. I’ve seen lava ledges in a few different colors: blue, purple, pink and yellow. More colors may exist but selection for colors is limited at most stores or online retailers. Size: 6″ long x 2.6″ wide x 1.25″ high and it comes with the screw, wing nut, and two washers to make it easy to attach it to any wire cage.

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