Is black rubber toxic?

Do you think that the natural rubber dog toys shaped like a car tire are safe for birds? sure would make a cute tire swing, but smells "rubbery"

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Nov 05, 2010
Black rubber dog tire toy
by: The Avian Vet

I think that it is probably safe for your bird. Monitor your bird from sneezing, scratching around the nares, face, or ears, and for any changes on the feet. If you see any of this, then take away the tire.

Dr B

Nov 03, 2010
When in doubt...
by: Anonymous

Do not do it ,til you ask your avian vet if its ok. Me personally I would'nt,just because I too know that smell an since I love my bird I am very cautious as to what she plays with she gets toys that are specifically made for her breed. Birds are very chemichal sensitive my saying is better safe than sorry. I hope this helps.

Nov 03, 2010
Rubber dog toys and birds
by: Tracie

Dr B will eventually answer this, please do NOT give this to your bird until he answers. If it smells bad, it probably has petroleum in it and it is bad for your dogs too.

So many toys come from China and they have no concern if it is safe for your birds. (Not all toys from China are dangerous though.) If we sell it on this website, then it has been approved by an avian vet for birds.

Parrot Supply Store

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