Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Questions and Answers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:25 PM
Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 10 Posts
Tgsplano is on a distinguished road
Safe glue substitute for food

I am attempting to get my macaw to want to get on a play stand. So far she will pick up food off it but she won't get on it for any reason. I want to "glue" some nuts onto it since it is mostly round parts. I'm looking for something tacky enough to hold a nut in place but bird safe. I'm thinking a tiny dab of laffy taffy might work but I'm not fond of making candy available. Any thoughts?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:48 PM
Kentuckienne's Avatar
Supporting Vendor
Parrots:
Gus, Blue and gold macaw rescue
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Middle of nowhere (kentuckianna)
Thanks: 1,211
Thanked 3,850 Times in 1,701 Posts
Kentuckienne will become famous soon enough
Re: Safe glue substitute for food

I glue birdseed wreaths together with this mix: 1/2 cup cold water, add one packet gelatin, stir to dissolve, add 3/4 cup flour and stir. Makes a paste that sets up dry and hard. But you won't need nearly that much. If you just take a couple tablespoons of flour, stir in a half cup water, microwave 30 seconds, stir, repeat until it looks translucent. This makes a nontoxic paste that will set up very firmly. You should keep the unused part in the fridge and it will last a while. It will go moody eventually - if it begins to look discolored or runny, dump it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Kentuckienne For This Useful Post:
davefv92c (01-22-2017), Owlet (01-22-2017)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:30 PM
Owlet's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Lincoln (Eclectus), Apollo (Cockatiel)
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Colorado
Thanks: 650
Thanked 3,339 Times in 1,251 Posts
Owlet is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe glue substitute for food

Really helpful as I'm working in building a playstand for Lincoln and I want to make him like it and want to play instead of standing still
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Questions and Answers

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making a perch..what is a good bird safe glue. Hawk Do It Yourself 20 03-17-2015 04:32 PM
safe glue for conure/bird toys? Superxdude Conures 4 05-15-2014 04:57 PM
Any Substitute for Kaytee Nutra-Puffs? cnyguy Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 2 11-28-2013 08:17 AM
Need Safe Glue stephend Do It Yourself 2 06-27-2011 05:37 PM
Parrot safe glue... Abzeez Questions and Answers 2 05-23-2011 02:44 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.