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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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creating objects for cage using paper mache

i've heard people talking about how they have paper mached objects to create toys and hide aways fro their critters but what i want to know is wouldn't a critter get sick when they chew on t because of the glue used or is there a critter safe glue/way to do this?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 01:24 PM
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You can get non-toxic glue but its still a bad idea
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Avoid any kind of resins or glues, even if they say they're non-toxic. Non-toxic doesn't mean edible by any stretch. There are different ways of making paper mache, the easiest just being with water and flour, you don't have to use any kind of resin or glue - though it won't be as sturdy as a glue mix. Most printing inks now are vegetable based, but can't hurt to make sure, if you use something like newspaper. Of course, I can't imagine anything made of paper mache lasting very long in the paws of any critter... not to mention it would absorb any urine/moisture, and grow bacteria and mold pretty easily.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 03:42 PM
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I always use to just use a water and flour mixture to make paper mache. Never made anything for my pets with it though. You can actually make it pretty sturdy if you add a lot of layers. But if it gets wet it will start to mold. I have a huuuuge paper mache dragon that I made hanging from the ceiling at my parent's house. I wouldn't bother making anything for my pets with it though, I'm sure it wouldn't last very long.


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Paper mache is just flour and water. No glue is needed.





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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 08:18 PM
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There are homemade glue recipes that are animal and human safe, but I'm not 100% they hold as well. Here's one recipe you can try:

Homemade Glue Recipe
This is a very basic glue but works. Simply mix water and flour together until you have a paste that is the consistency of pancake batter. Heat on low for 5 minutes. You can add color (food coloring) or flavors to it.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 11:17 AM
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Yeah, I don't think I'd do this either. It doesn't sound safe to me.
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