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Is Cardboard Safe?

Discussion in 'Safety Avenue' started by MartinAndIndigo, 4/14/18.

  1. MartinAndIndigo

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    Recently, I have been toying around with creating my own homemade toys for my budgies: Martin and Lilac. However, while scanning the interwebs for some cute ideas, I have stumbled upon many articles explaining why you should not use cardboard from paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, mailing boxes, and food boxes. Can I get someone to clarify, or explain the correct use? Thank you so much! :)
     
  2. Mizzely

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    it depends :)

    This is a good article about the glues: Flock Call - Paper Rolls and Glue, is it safe?

    Toilet paper rolls I don't use merely because of the bacteria that could be on them. I also don't give my birds used mailing boxes in case of fumes or contact with things during transit. However food boxes and paper towel rolls I have had no issues giving it to my rats or birds.
     
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  3. MartinAndIndigo

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    Thanks! Will check out the link! Another question, is it possible that my birds can choke on the cardboard? Thanks again.
     
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