OT Seed Blocks

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:08
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Does anyone know what is used to stick sunflower seeds together to make a seed block for parrots.
thanks,
Ron.
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:21

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:21
Normal white water based PVA glue..

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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:38

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:38
What Signman said. I regularly make them.
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Reply By: DIO - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 13:22

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 13:22
PVA Glue

Poly Vinyl Acetate (PVA) Glue is the most common white glue available in the market. It is a popular glue used in the method of mosaic making. It is water based glue and does not contain any solvent. IT IS TOXIC WHEN TAKEN INSIDE. However, it is not dangerous to touch. It will not emit harmful gases either. Therefore, inhaling it will not cause any serious problem.

I have checked with the Poison Information Centre (P.I.C.) 131126 as I am concerned that PVA Glue would not be something that I would feed my pets. P.I.C. advised that the substance is classified as an irritant and therefore they refer to it as being toxic.

Why not try a alternate way using egg whites as the binder. No other ingredients (except for seed/fruit etc) are required. Check the accompanying LINK Seed Bells for a complete recipe, instructions and step by step pictures. Couldn't be easier.
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Follow Up By: Ron - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:30

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:30
After refrigerating to bind the egg white, will it soften too much if the seed block is hung outside in the sun?
Ron.
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Follow Up By: DIO - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11:21

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11:21
If you had read the accompanying link you would have seen that the mixture was slow baked in an oven. No chance of it going soggy.
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Reply By: SA Bob - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 17:24

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 17:24
Ron
My wife the kindy teacher tells me, mix it with copha and peanut past. Mix in a plastic cup with string in it then cut cup

Bob
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 19:05

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 19:05
What if the parrots have an adverse reaction to peanuts??

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Follow Up By: Angler - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:47

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 21:47
They swell up and become eagles. !!!
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Follow Up By: Ron - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:32

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 09:32
Will copha also start softening in the sun?
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Follow Up By: SA Bob - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 19:06

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 19:06
Ron
No it should be OK

Signman
If that happens use your Epi pen and pray.

Bob
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