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pocketbudgie 07-22-2015 05:52 PM

Fumigated raffia?
I bought some natural raffia at the dollar store, intending to make bird toys with it. When I contacted the company, they said that it had gone through a fumigation process with a small amount of methyl bromide.

:S I'm assuming that this product would not be safe for my budgies? They like to chew on everything.

FaeryBee 07-22-2015 06:03 PM

A product that has been treated with methyl bromide is not safe for your budgies.

Methyl Bromide - Toxipedia

Methyl Bromide (Bromomethane) | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA

pocketbudgie 07-22-2015 06:40 PM

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping that it would be something that could be aired out.

:) Well, I guess I could practice with it and toss it out once I get some bird safe twine.

FaeryBee 07-22-2015 07:16 PM

A dollar certainly isn't a large loss and your budgie's safety and well-being is worth much more than that! ;)

I'm so glad you took the time to contact the company to determine if the raffia had been treated with any chemicals before using it. You are taking good care of your little ones! :thumbsup: Well done.

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