Natural hardwood manzanita sticks offer excellent enrichment! Manzanita sticks are harvested in the U.S. and are sold untreated. The wood is durable and, because it’s a natural product, every stick is a unique shade and shape. No two are exactly alike! In addition to climbing and gnawing, it can be used as a cage perch. Nonporous manzanita sticks are washer-safe and autoclavable.
Information for hermit crabs:
Before putting wood in a hermit crab enclosure, boil it in unchlorinated water and leave it to air dry, as this will remove any bacteria or mites living in the wood. Manzanita is a popular wood for invertebrate habitats as it holds up well in any climate. This means the heat and humidity of a hermit crab enclosure will not rot or damage this wood.
You can also use this wood for aquatic hermit crabs. The branches of a manzanita tree can make for striking decorations, and your hermit crabs will also have fun climbing these branches.