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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Toymakers, have you ever used......

1) coin wrappers for your bird toys? I found some at the Dollar Tree but they have printing on them so I'm not sure if they are safe or not. I use playing cards and those have writing on them.

2) those little pots to start plants/flowers in? I was looking at them at WalMart tonight. I was thinking it looked like a great thing for the fids to have to tear apart. But wanted to see what you all thought first.

Thanks for any help/advice you can give me!

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i think the plant starters are ok they are just paper

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Paper or peat moss??
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the paper coin rolls are safe, i use them most dyes are made from soy based inks, so theyre generally safe... its the glossy inks that you need to be really careful with



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Good job making sure those items are safe before using them. Better to be safe than sorry.




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Thanks everyone - the plant things I was looking at must have been paper.

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I think coco fiber is bird safe... they use it to line canary nests.
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i just picked up some coin rollers today.. they make great foraging toys


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I work at a bank and when i thought of the coin wrappers for toys i called the company and they said most everyone uses a soy based ink that should be safe. I would check with the company though just in case.

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