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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Are egg cartons safe for birds?

If you haven't read my thread in the behavior section, I'm going to parrot-sit my friend's flock while she's out of state.

My friend has been complaining how she has to constantly get new toys for her destructive female Eclectus. (Seriously that bird destroys 3 supposedly durable toys a day no matter what the material!)

I decided to make my own bird toys for her so I don't have to use my friend's rapidly diminishing toy stash when I parrot-sit.

I have a ton of empty egg cartons at home. I know egg cartons are safe for my pet lizards but are they safe for birds as well?
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As long as they're not treated with anything toxic I can't see why not. I think if your lizards can I can't see why not

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Could you send them cartons my way i have laying chickens i could use them for.

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^Sorry! These egg cartons are being used~!
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I'm not sure - without knowing what's in them, what they're treated with, etc I would say no. You don't know what all is mixed in with the pulp or plastics they make them with. I haven't seen anyone use them before really, either, in home made toys so I personally would err on the side of caution and not use them myself, but if you do some research and find them safe, let us know!

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I've seen a couple of websites that say it is safe. But be carevul that there isn't any broken egg gunk inside.

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According to the egg carton, it is made with "100% reclaimed paper" if that helps...

Also I heard people using cardboard drink holders as toys so would that be better??

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