How To Treat Natural Branches Before Putting Them Into The Cage?
As a part of naturalistic chameleon husbandry approach, natural branches are the only one interior of the cage recommended, suitable for climbing (next to living plants), in no way any artificial materials are to be used, no ropes, no fabrics, no plastics, no fake vines, no exposed wood, no bamboo, no ladders, swings etc.
To fulfill their natural function and be suitable for chameleons to climb on them, is essential to keep the branches as natural as possible, therfore:
There is NO reason for these procedures, plus, they can be either redundant or even
WHY PEOPLE SUGGEST THE ABOVE?
Solution: get the branches from safe sources
Solution: avoid any conifers, poison ivy, euphorbiacae, Brazilian pepper-tree and any branches with contamination potential
Solution: inspect the branches on ants, termites and scorpions and avoid infested pieces. With all the rest be happy, if additional critters appear in the cage, they will be readily eaten.
SO, WHAT TO DO WITH THE RIGHT SELECTED BRANCHES?