Lysh87

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Hi everyone, me again! I’m looking for help with another question. I’ve been really struggling to find safe rope to use for toys for my new lovebirds. I came across a way to make twine out of tissue paper. Is this a safe option or is it toxic/harmful?
 

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Well, if you're asking about using tissue paper, we'll yes, they are definitely safe for birds.

One thing's for sure, cotton rope is not safe for birds NOT safe for birds to chew. Now, some birds don't chew on them and some birds will chew on them. But you never know which could happen bc if you buy those rope boings or swings made of cotton rope and your bird does chew on it, then you're gonna have to throw it out, so it will end up being a waste of money. So, I recommend never buying cotton rope toys.

Ropes which are safe for birds, which you can most definitely use are jute and sisal and seagrass kind of materials. It is even okay for birds to chew on. So, if you wabt rope products go for the materials mentioned above.
 

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Well, if you're asking about using tissue paper, we'll yes, they are definitely safe for birds.

One thing's for sure, cotton rope is not safe for birds NOT safe for birds to chew. Now, some birds don't chew on them and some birds will chew on them. But you never know which could happen bc if you buy those rope boings or swings made of cotton rope and your bird does chew on it, then you're gonna have to throw it out, so it will end up being a waste of money. So, I recommend never buying cotton rope toys.

Ropes which are safe for birds, which you can most definitely use are jute and sisal and seagrass kind of materials. It is even okay for birds to chew on. So, if you wabt rope products go for the materials mentioned above.
you can rap the cotton ropes is vet rap its safe for birds if they chew on it (if the chew on the vet rap not the cotton) so you wont have to throw it away
 

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What you can do is get cotton ropes and wrap it with vet tape and change it every fee weeks.
you can rap the cotton ropes is vet rap its safe for birds if they chew on it (if the chew on the vet rap not the cotton) so you wont have to throw it away
This is the most common solution, I personally use Kinesiology tapes instead as vet tapes aren't available in my country and it's way too expensive to order (US wins again!). Idea is to have it changed every few weeks as even those tapes will start to fray and get picked on by the parrot. Been using it for over a year, never had any issues, And my birds are muuuuch less prone picking at the perch.
 

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Chris the scarlet macaw
What you can do is get cotton ropes and wrap it with vet tape and change it every fee weeks.
This is the most common solution, I personally use Kinesiology tapes instead as vet tapes aren't available in my country and it's way too expensive to order (US wins again!). Idea is to have it changed every few weeks as even those tapes will start to fray and get picked on by the parrot. Been using it for over a year, never had any issues, And my birds are muuuuch less prone picking at the perch
excatly!
 
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Lysh87

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Well, if you're asking about using tissue paper, we'll yes, they are definitely safe for birds.

One thing's for sure, cotton rope is not safe for birds NOT safe for birds to chew. Now, some birds don't chew on them and some birds will chew on them. But you never know which could happen bc if you buy those rope boings or swings made of cotton rope and your bird does chew on it, then you're gonna have to throw it out, so it will end up being a waste of money. So, I recommend never buying cotton rope toys.

Ropes which are safe for birds, which you can most definitely use are jute and sisal and seagrass kind of materials. It is even okay for birds to chew on. So, if you wabt rope products go for the materials mentioned above.
Thank you! I felt nervous about any ropes so I was planning on just sticking with sage paper kinds
 

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