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Old 03-24-2017, 04:01 PM
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Does anyone know if there is anything harmful in toilet paper rolls that would hurt a cockatiel if it chews on them? Where I work we have large, commercial toilet paper dispensers in our public restrooms. They have larger, heavier cardboard tubes than do standard toilet paper rolls; they are about 3 inches in diameter. I'd like to glue some together to make a pyramid toy for Bennie to climb on and in and chew.
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There would be concern about the glue as well as the bathroom bacteria.


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The roll itself is harmless. Even the glue on it is actually nontoxic - though many do like to avoid it.
However, if you plan to glue it together, its best to use nontoxic glue, such as school glue.
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I do give my boy a roll now and then - from my own bathroom though. He never got sick from toilet paper rolls.
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Yes it's the glue used for making the toy that I'm concerned with. I use paper towel rolls but with what we know about the dispersion of human fecal matter into the air by flushing, I choose not to risk my birds getting sick from that. Ultimately it's a judgement call.


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Thanks; yes I will use school glue to glue them together. To be honest, I had not thought of contamination by aerial fecal "germs"...maybe I should reconsider. The toilet paper is housed in a plastic container with just the end of the paper roll sticking out for use. But, still, it is not air-tight. Maybe I should stick to paper towel rolls.
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