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Spinner just ate an orange candle originally destined for use in a jack o lantern. He spit out the little metal part from the bottom. How dangerous is the rest of it?

 

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Oh dear--I can't remember if it was a taller ( 4") thin one or a votive. There were several sitting there of both sizes. I'm such a dope--I should have KNOWN he'd do this. I don't see a wick lying around....

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Flashy ate a VERY large candle. He kept getting into the pinecombs on the fireplace hearth so I threw them away but left a huge pinecomb candle and I'll be darned if he didn't eat that! :rolleyes: Called Dr. Beth and she told me to watch him...he did have some diarrhea the next day first morning but he was fine. He ate the wick too. :rolleyes:

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Guest MrsDooLittle

I don't have any words of wisdom but I just wanted to say I'm relieved to read it is not just my Mr. Green Jeans that eats

bizarre things!! I feel like I have an 85 pound toddler I have to watch because he seems to want to put everything in his mouth!

 

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I'm a chandler (candlemaker). My first question is whether it was a SCENTED candle. I think the fragrance oil would be far more dangerous than the wax or the dye. The wick could be an issue, but will probably pass naturally.

 

Lois

 

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Guest sweetpea

We had an Irish Wolfhound when I was growing up who always got into our crayon bucket, made for very decorative poo, but she never seemed the worse for wear... but the scented oil question is a good point (no scented oils in our crayons!)

 

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A taper candle is long and thin, no metal "sustainer tab" on the bottom; has to be burned in a candle holder.

 

A tealight is about 3/4" tall and 1.5" across, in an aluminum or plastic container; might or might not have a sustainer tab; about 1 oz. of wax.

 

A votive is about 2" tall, chunky, no container but intended strictly for burning only in a tight-fitting container; think of it as a container refill; should have a sustainer tab; two or three oz. of wax; votives are NOT miniature pillars.

 

A pillar is a tall (2" or more), usually wide, freestanding candle meant to be burned without a container or holder (though I'd recommend a plate underneath to protect your furniture from melted wax); pillars usually have sustainer tabs, but not always, especially with imports; you need to "hug" pillars as they burn to prevent wax blow-outs where the pool of melted wax goes through the outer shell and pours onto the surface below.

 

HTH.

 

Lois

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Been there, done that too. Honey ate a white (long type) unscented candle. It passed without problems, but did make for some unusual desposits the next morning. I could sort of understand the first bite, but I've never figured out what possessed her to eat the whole thing.

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