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eating the leather string?? :|

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by drab911, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    Well I have put up my home made toy and boy oh boy does she love it... havent seen her this energetic yet! however I can tell that the leather string has little hairs on it obviously and she seems to be getting some as she is chewing on it... since its leather is it safe for her to ingest? I could not get a definate answer as to what was used to dye the leather because I know you need veggi dyed.. however it was from a craft store and the lady there belived it was veggi tanned because we thought the toxic stuff was probably more for shoe laces for water proofing??? do you think??
    anyways thanks for any info you guys can provide\
    Merry Christmas
     
  2. janine

    janine New Member

    Hi there :D
    The leather should be fine when it is untreated but when it is treated than it could be a risk. :)

    Janine :)
     
  3. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    But regluar "genuine Leather Lace" bought from a craft store shouldnt be treated I dont think do you?
     
  4. Auspetian

    Auspetian Administrator Staff Member

    Leather bought from a craft store is in 99.99% of cases, treated and contain various leather processing chemicals which are very harmful to birds. Watch out !!
     
  5. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    really are you sure about that... even the lady at the craft store was thinking that it probably is not... and it is a light natural color it is not like it is a dark brown or anything... my bird is very attached to her new toy and i know it doesnt matter if it ends up killing her but should I really take it out of her cage? I just spent all this money on this toy stuff and id like to think the leather is safe... so frustrating every single thing I have bought for this bird has turned out to be "unsafe" how is it everything can harm these things...
     
  6. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    ANd if I SHOULD take it out where could I buy good leather lace? Where do they sell untreated lace?
     
  7. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    OK I couldnt handle the guilt that I would face if this lace ended up hurting my baby... so I took it out :) Now I would still like to use the beads I have bought so do you think a HEMP string would be safe for her to make her toys out of? Please some advice is needed desperatly...
     
  8. Auspetian

    Auspetian Administrator Staff Member

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