View Full Version : Coloured Lollipop sticks

05-27-2011, 06:37 AM
Quick question, are kids craft coloured lollipop sticks ok to use to make stuff for my hamsters out of or would they be toxic?

05-27-2011, 06:43 AM
Usally on the package it says non tocic oracid free :) but it takes some searching usally ;)

05-27-2011, 06:45 AM
Thanks, none of my hamsters chew wood (fussy things) I just wanted to check in case they decided to chew my creations XD

05-27-2011, 06:48 AM
Hahaha, yea i use popsticks (no color) and they jojo likes it :mad:

05-27-2011, 06:48 AM
I wouldn't use coloured ones. I had a pack and I made some ham toys but used them for outside the cage because the dye rubbed off onto things very easily and it might of been toxic.

05-27-2011, 06:49 AM
I will probably stick to plain, it probably looks better in the cage

05-27-2011, 06:56 AM
Probably a good idea, just to be on the safe side :) cos sods law says they'll develop a chewing habit as soon as you put the in the cage hehe.

05-27-2011, 07:07 AM
Last time I used them in art, any time they got wet with glue or something, the colour would run. Maybe best to use plain sticks to save the risk of coming home to a rainbow coloured hamster. :mad:

05-27-2011, 07:26 AM
haha, I can just imagine Marley getting covered in coloured paint

05-27-2011, 08:10 AM
There are some DIY creations with a water-based paint used to give some color:
Not sure what type it is, but you might want to ask Pravandi. Maybe it's food coloring.

05-27-2011, 12:01 PM
I've got the feeling that she used childrens non toxic paint - I've red the whole thread few days ago...