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Question:

July 8, 2022

Bird safe “glue”?


Hi Labeber,
I was wondering what binding agent is used to keep the nutriberries and cakes together. I want to attach one inside a cardboard tube as a foraging toy and would like to know what glue would be safe to use as well.


Answer:

Hi Dan,

For the Nutri-Berries & Avi-Cakes, we use a proprietary blend of nutrients combined to make a nutritious binder. For foraging, I would not try to make anything to get it to stick. There are a lot of great ways to make foraging activities without using any additional substance. And the point of foraging is for them to get the food as a reward. If it is stuck to something, that is going to discourage the bird. We have an entire webinar playlist with fun foraging ideas, including using cardboard tubes, so I would recommend viewing it. The first video on the list is a webinar presented by Dr. Stephanie Lamb demonstrating foraging ideas.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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