Jute rope

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Hi. I’m looking for jute rope in Amazon for the birdies, and there are so many choices. Are there any specifications before that you recommend me to look for as when it comes to safety?
I found this one, but not sure:

Tenn Well 50 Feet 10mm Jute Rope, Natural Heavy Duty Twine Rope Decorative Jute Cord for Crafting, Cat Scratch Post, Bundling, Gardening https://a.co/d/6PX52H6

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I would say no! Most ’natural’ ropes are treated!! Without holding and smelling it, you have no way to know! Even odor free is a big risk! Being natural means bugs can hide in it, thus many import laws require proof of an insecticide!
 

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I would say no! Most ’natural’ ropes are treated!! Without holding and smelling it, you have no way to know! Even odor free is a big risk! Being natural means bugs can hide in it, thus many import laws require proof of an insecticide!
Seconding this. You can take the risk of buying treated rope, and then smell/feel it to make sure there are none. You can always return it if it has chemicals.
 
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I would say no! Most ’natural’ ropes are treated!! Without holding and smelling it, you have no way to know! Even odor free is a big risk! Being natural means bugs can hide in it, thus many import laws require proof of an insecticide!
Oh! Glad I asked before getting one! Thank you.
What about natural cotton?
I found this and they say it’s good for pet toys ..

β€œ100% Natural Cotton Rope 1/2 Inch x 198 Feet Strong Soft Cotton Cord for DIY Crafts Gardening Hammock Home Decorating, Macrame,Projects Pet Toys,White Rope” https://a.co/d/2evKEn9
 
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Seconding this. You can take the risk of buying treated rope, and then smell/feel it to make sure there are none. You can always return it if it has chemicals.
I think it’s better to avoid it ..
I’m too lazy to wait for the shipment, then check it and do the process to return it and wait for my refund πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
 

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I use Jute rope and get it from a local hardware store. It has no smell at all and I have used it for years with no issues. It comes in different sizes as well. I would only feel safe being able to inspect it myself though, and haven't ordered any online unless it is from places that sell bird toy parts.
 
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I use Jute rope and get it from a local hardware store. It has no smell at all and I have used it for years with no issues. It comes in different sizes as well. I would only feel safe being able to inspect it myself though, and haven't ordered any online unless it is from places that sell bird toy parts.
Great! This is relieving πŸ™πŸ»
I’ll try to find a local store that sells it.
 

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I'm not sure what all you have access to there, but sisal rope is good as well, and so is paper rope made for birds. It would have to be bought from somewhere that only sells bird toy parts.
 
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I'm not sure what all you have access to there, but sisal rope is good as well, and so is paper rope made for birds. It would have to be bought from somewhere that only sells bird toy parts.
Thank you very much terry for your help .. Really every piece of advice I get from any of the forums members is very useful πŸ™πŸ»
 

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