View Full Version : Anyone know of a safe adhesive?

08-29-2010, 09:00 AM
I am making some toys etc from plywood and was wondering if anyone knows of a good non toxic adhesive I could use? DOn't want my hammies to chew anything bad for them!

08-29-2010, 09:40 AM
does adhesive mean like glue? sorry i'm not terribly bright :mad:
But if it does, non toxic glue sticks used in a hot glue gun are good :)

08-29-2010, 09:48 AM
yes fm it does.....and to think your goin into gcse's..lord help us all hehe jk

i use superglue and chisle any run off, well. off lol

my hams have been ok so far but not sure its that ok lol x

08-29-2010, 09:50 AM
Just be glad i'm not doing design technology ;)

08-29-2010, 09:55 AM
Lol. Thanks - I was wondering if I could use glue and just make sure it doesn't run out of the joins but I will look for non toxic glue sticks. I'll have a look at craft stores.

08-30-2010, 04:03 AM
I used epoxy, you just have to be sure not to give them there toys for 24 hours because it is toxic until it's completely set and then it's fine :)

08-30-2010, 04:50 AM
Ummm. I havent really used glue for anything to do with my Hamsters before. But im guessing a non-toxic,safe for children glue would be ok?:p;):-Dx

08-30-2010, 05:00 AM
Sorry I am only familiar with german products but the german hamsterscene is build with Ponal
Ponal - Do-it-yourself - Henkel (http://www.henkel.com/cps/rde/xchg/henkel_com/hs.xsl/do-it-yourself-1845.htm?iname=Ponal&countryCode=com&BU=cons_crafts&parentredDotUID=000000022V&redDotUID=0000000238&brand=0000000258&noCrawl=true)

...is it available in the UK? Non toxic and truly fun to work with.

08-30-2010, 06:06 AM
Thanks for the ideas. I haven't seen Ponal here Tammy but I will have a look around on the web. I will make sure whatever I use I let it set completely before I let them near it and wipe any excess off. I think I may go to Hobbycraft and see if I can buy a glue gun and non toxic sticks.

08-30-2010, 06:21 AM
to get you an idea what is possible with the ponal look here:

no screws, only that wood glue....

10-11-2010, 09:17 AM
I just used non toxic elmer's glue for my popsicle stick creation. lol.

10-11-2010, 09:59 AM
Plywood is made of thin layers of wood glued together, I don't know if the glue used in the manufacturing process is safe for hamsters. Maybe it'd be a better idea not to use it just in case, unless anyone else can let you know if it is safe?

02-14-2013, 06:31 PM
I found a 20 gallon fish tank (garbage day) and was wondering if 'flexible plastic adhesive' is ok to use?? I am wanting to put it in the bottom of the tank where itsbroken a bit with a good layer of cardboard on top so my ham cant chew threw it.