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    birdy safe string and rope?

    anyone know where i can get thin rope or string thats safe for chewing in the UK?

    i have an idea for a super cute toy... and havent a clue where to get the supplies...

    anyone?

    PLEASE?

    i'll post pics....

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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    Look for natural 100% cotton rope and string, no bleaching or chemicals, that is what i use and its very inexpensive
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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    where do you get it?
    are you talking craft shops? garden centres? i dont really know where to start!

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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    well i buy spools of sial rope from my local wal mart. it is real cheap there.
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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    Over here you can get cotton rope in the hardware stores or lumber stores usually, sometimes in the craft stores but it is cheaper at hardware stores. I also use hemp twine that is a bit thicker and its soft and natural, I get mine at a craft store here.

    There also is this paper stuff I saw used on toys for birds, it looks like a twisted paper rope until you untwist it and then its a long piece of paper, I cannot remember what the name of this stuff is but I used it before boomer came alone for making pretty bows for things because the paper stays the way you fold it. Maybe I will think of what the heck its called later Helen and let you know because not only can you use it for making hanging toys you can cut strips of it and make shredder toys with it by cutting squares and stashing yummy treats inside of it and then you fold the paper up over the yummy treat and I know boomer loves to rip it all apart to find his treats.
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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    My vet told me hemp rope is the best as if birds get some fibre in their crop it can be digested (somehow!). I think sisal would be okay too though.
    I googled it for myself and there are some outlets in the UK that sell it (not many will post to me in NZ though).

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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    would cotton wool be any good? (like what you knit with).. or is that unsafe? just an idea.

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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    I reckon their feet would get caught in knitting wool, i personally would not use it
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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    My lovebird loves chewing on hemp twine, specially if I do some tight knots in it.

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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    Do you think i could use this then?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NATURAL-HEMP-T...3286.m20.l1116

    and does that seem fair going rate? it's just i have this toy in mind i DESPERATELY want to make coz if she likes it, it will be so so adorable

    or what about leather strips? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pack-of-10-Lea...3286.m20.l1116

    She will be chewing this if i know her!
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    Re: birdy safe string and rope?

    I do think that hemp twine is ok.
    As for the price, I don't know. I don't remember how much I paid for what I got, it seemed like a good deal when I got it.

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