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    Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Here is my homemade animal safe/non toxic glue recipe. I used it to glue down the shelf liner. I figured yall would enjoy having access to a glue you can use around your piggys and not have to worry about them eating it


    1 cup tapioca starch
    4 Tablespoons of sugar
    2 cups of cold water

    Mix starch, water and sugar in a sauce pan until all ingredients are dissolved. Stir over medium heat until it forms a paste. This mixture should be stored in an airtight container that just fits the amount that you have left.


    As far as storage. I THOROUGHLY cleaning out an Elmers glue container/poured it in there. xD
    And for how well it holds up, I haven't had to re-glue a single piece back down. And mind you he RUNS up n down this ramp....ALOT.
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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    No interest?

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    I like the idea. Have you had any issues with bugs trying to eat it?

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcavy View Post
    I like the idea. Have you had any issues with bugs trying to eat it?
    Nope
    Then again, we don't have much of a bug problem in our home.
    Clean freak over here, so any bug that manages to make it in, does NOT make it out alive.

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    That's really very useful! I have wanted to use glue for countless things!

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigPerson View Post
    That's really very useful! I have wanted to use glue for countless things!
    Well now you can!
    Begin your new projects! xD

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    I really want to build two beds and put fleece and pillows on them, so the pigs can sleep on them. I just want to glue the fleece down, I think I'll pick up some extra stuff next time I go shopping! Thank you!

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigPerson View Post
    I really want to build two beds and put fleece and pillows on them, so the pigs can sleep on them. I just want to glue the fleece down, I think I'll pick up some extra stuff next time I go shopping! Thank you!
    No problem!
    Cannot wait to see the finished pieces

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Would it be safe around rats and mice? I have always wanted to build things out of popsicles sticks i.e. toys, levels, etc , but the glue has always stopped me since I don't want them to eat it and get sick.

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by PetsRLife23 View Post
    Would it be safe around rats and mice? I have always wanted to build things out of popsicles sticks i.e. toys, levels, etc , but the glue has always stopped me since I don't want them to eat it and get sick.
    I would imagine if it is safe for the guineas it should be safe for any other rodent or animal.

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    I was just talking to my husband today about wanting to build my pigs things from Popsicle sticks but didn't know what glue would be safe....you have came up with that solution! THANKS!

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by CavyFamily View Post
    I was just talking to my husband today about wanting to build my pigs things from Popsicle sticks but didn't know what glue would be safe....you have came up with that solution! THANKS!
    yay! more inspiration!
    Cannot wait to see the photos.

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Can I get this thread moved to the "hot tips" section?

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    What a great idea!!

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Just wondering, you said that your piggy runs up and down the ramp all the time, but I didn't see you mention how long has it been glued like that. Its a super awesome idea, and if it works great I'll definitely try it! Thanks oodles!!

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by PopePopsicleIV View Post
    Just wondering, you said that your piggy runs up and down the ramp all the time, but I didn't see you mention how long has it been glued like that. Its a super awesome idea, and if it works great I'll definitely try it! Thanks oodles!!
    I glued the pieces onto his ramp approx 2 months ago.

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWhistles View Post
    I glued the pieces onto his ramp approx 2 months ago.
    Well Crack-Spiders! Its holding up great then! Way to go! What made you think of this combination to make glue?

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    MrWhistles,

    Do you have any pix of the ramp in place? I hadn't thought about building a second story but am thinking about it now. Of course setting up a ramp that one is happy with is an issue and you seem to be onto something there.

    thx

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by PopePopsicleIV View Post
    Well Crack-Spiders! Its holding up great then! Way to go! What made you think of this combination to make glue?
    As part of a project in one of my classes we created this/seeing the ingredients I was suddenly hit with the idea of traction for Whistles ramp. From there it was just a matter of seeing how well it held up. And so far, it's doing pretty darn great.

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    Re: Animal Safe/Non Toxic Glue

    Quote Originally Posted by karwask View Post
    MrWhistles,

    Do you have any pix of the ramp in place? I hadn't thought about building a second story but am thinking about it now. Of course setting up a ramp that one is happy with is an issue and you seem to be onto something there.

    thx
    I have his ramp set up on the backside of the cage. I've often toyed with the idea to center it with his loft.
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