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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter


 
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pipe cleaners?

Ice Looves to feel textures on her toungue,, and i saw in a bird magazine that someone emptied 3 packages of pipe cleaners at the bottom of a quakers cage, and the quaker made a huge sculpture of pipe cleaners twisted throughout the cage.

ice loves to do this with paper
and i was wondering ( as always) your opinion on the safety of these,

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1) bird could potentially ingest the fibers.
2) not likely to be dyed with a bird safe dye.
3) metal would likely contain zinc.


i wouldnt chance it



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ooh shoot

i was thinking ice would love those,...

oh yes ,the evil zinc.. every thing i see as a fun toy,. its covered in zinc..LOL


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I was going to say the same

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It would be an awesome toy if it was bird safe, but sadly, it's not.


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