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Old 11-28-2013, 11:13 PM
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Is this a safe toy....

Kiwi seems to think so. She walked over, me not paying attention, grabbed it, and refused to let me get it out of her mouth. She locked her jaw on it was a PITA to get it out.


I hunt grouse, and make the feet into earrings / necklaces. They're pretty awesome, and I was making some earrings, and well... As I described above, she loved to grab the feet and chew on them. Or something. I didn't let her have it very long.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

Wow...just. Wow. I'm not sure I even know how to react to that lol
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:59 PM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

Well, dead tissue decays. Ornamentally they might be ok, but to have it chewed on is another thing. Now, if it's been taxidermized, then the preservative chemicals are toxic to live animals.

You'll probably get many negative comments but not from me. Now, if you had a conure head on a stick, then I might be provoked into making a statement...
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:31 AM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

Quote: Originally Posted by Kalidasa View Post
Wow...just. Wow. I'm not sure I even know how to react to that lol
Exactly how I felt. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to call her a cannibal or what.


Jones - not sure if it counts as taxidermized but they've been sitting in salt for like... 6 months. It's all dried flesh / skin, and bone. Not that I'd let her have it, haha.

Hmm, never thought of that. Everyone I know has 2 different mind sets :
GET IT AWAY FROM ME. NOW.
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CAN I HAVE A PAIR?!?!
They make great conversation pieces, haha, too. My grandma - who NEVER wears them- lives in Washington and says it was a great conversation piece. So I suppose some own them to wear; some own to say 'hey look, I own this, it's from ALASKA' lol.

If anyone wants to get mad, I'd suppose it would be from hunting/ eating animals, which since I'm not a vegetarian and don't plan to be, I'd say that hunting is better then buying store meat. And if they think its weird to have grouse feet earrings... LOL, well it is, and I don't blame them to think it, lol.

And yes, a head on a stick is weird. Though I want to save the skull of things I kill (we have a farm) so I can have skulls and such. I have a lynx tooth (well, it was from a skull our dog found in the woods we assume was a lynx - it was completely decayed (nothing but bone), but bugs were all over it and my mom wouldn't let me keep it... Haha. So me and my best friend each got to keep a canine tooth. I think it'd be cool to have grouse skulls, rabbit skulls (we don't hunt them much but we breed meat rabbits), a chicken, goose, duck, etc... I have a thing for bones one of these days I want to completely decay an entire rabbit carcass and have a full skeleton. Would have to research some more though...

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Old 11-29-2013, 12:31 AM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

i'd say no not a safe toy based on goalerjones' post.


however, no negative comments from me either. hunting is hunting, if the animal was eaten, then really, i have nothing against it. people hunt for food and also have the pelts and often mount some of their trophy hunts. this is not much different than that, IMHO
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:34 AM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

Spots, bacteria live everywhere. Halophilic organisms can live in high salt concentrations and reproduce...
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:01 AM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

Sorry if I wasn't clear but this WAS a joke, lol! I would never let her purposefully chew on this. Not only is it creepy, I didn't imagine it to be very sanitary.

But thanks for the information anywho ^^
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:28 PM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

Reminds me of the short story, "The Monkeys Paw".
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:56 PM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

☀_☀ Looks yummy..
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:23 PM
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Re: Is this a safe toy....

I'm opposed to trophy hunting, but not for eating purposes and if you want to keep the leftovers I don't see a problem with that, though I can't imagine wearing grouse feet
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