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Old 09-04-2017, 11:27 PM   #1
Rickythehammy
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Talking coloring hamster hides + accessories ??

Would it be possible to color a plastic igloo hide with nail polish
or acrylic paint and put a few layers of non-toxic glue (cause it dries transparent) ??
If not, please give me suggestions on re-coloring accessories/hides :valentine:
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: coloring hamster hides + accessories ??

Definitely not nail polish.No nail polish is even completely safe for humans,even if they claim to be non-toxic Acrylic paint is a bad idea as well since the ingredients are unknown and likely artificial(even if it claims to be non-toxic it might not actually be non-toxic).Use Elmer's glue or a DIY flour glue,but I'd avoid other glues.

As far as dyes go,make your own berry based or otherwise hamster safe food based dye.I wouldn't ever use anything artificial,but this way you can be sure that the dye is 100% safe and natural,so it will not be harmful in any way even over time
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: coloring hamster hides + accessories ??

You can't paint plastic items like igloos, just about anything you put on would peel off without using a primer of some sort & that would most likely be toxic if chewed.
If you want to paint anything it would have to be wood painted with a non toxic paint.
Covering something with a layer of non toxic glue isn't going to reduce the risks from chewing or ingesting anything that might flake off.
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