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Ping Pong Balls?

Postby clyde612 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:47 pm

I was wondering if ping pong balls would be a good lightweight ball for my beardie. He is still little so no concern about him trying to eat it.

Are they safe (non-toxic)? Should I be worried about chemicals on the plastic?

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Re: Ping Pong Balls?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:45 am

I doubt they would cause any harm. They may not be interested in them though. I've pushed around one of the cat toys with a small bell in it and get limited attention from my dragon directed at it. The advantage of using the cat toy is it has slots in it that I can put some worm treats in which offer good enrichment.
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Re: Ping Pong Balls?

Postby clyde612 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:56 pm

lol! I was also considering getting a clear ball that you can put a treat in, but I'm worried this will be entertaining to watch but only frustrating for him. Opinions?

I also thought about getting a shinny silver ball because I heard they like shinny (especially silver) things, and I catch my beardie always staring at my belt which has a silver buckle. It's hard to find shinny silver balls that aren't solid metal (too heavy) or ornaments (have hooks).
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Re: Ping Pong Balls?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:21 pm

As long as the holes are large enough they can eventually get the treat it's OK. I've found that using superworms works but they wiggle a lot and try to escape, making them fairly easy for a dragon to catch.
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Re: Ping Pong Balls?

Postby cliffjackie369 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:46 am

Most often, these balls are made from celluloid material. This material is non-toxic and is often added to toys, jewelry, etc.
However, celluloid is an extremely flammable substance so that it should be kept away from heat sources. This means really hot sources of heat!
You can read more information here :)

https://sportlifez.com/are-ping-pong-balls-toxic/
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Re: Ping Pong Balls?

Postby clyde612 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:27 am

woah! expert knowledge thank you!!
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