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Where do you get your parrot trick props?

Postby Kathleen » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:17 pm

Do you buy your trick props? Do you make any of them?
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Re: Where do you get your parrot trick props?

Postby Mona » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:01 pm

My friend Tani would go to garage sales and look for props. She found the coolest toilet that flushes at Bed Bath and Beyond.

I bought a lot of my props at a bird fair years ago from a vendor called "Cheap tricks". These props are pretty cheap but they work.

I inherited a lot of Tani's props when I got Kiri. The skates are my favorite. Kiri is the cutest skater. She also has a small shopping cart (I have no idea where that was found) and small cans that she stacks on a shelf.

Tani used to modify a lot of things to make the props work. You have to have a lot of vision and patience. Tani really enjoyed finding and making the props.
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Re: Where do you get your parrot trick props?

Postby Michael » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:51 pm

I built my own slide because I wanted to customize the size and incline toward my birds:

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Re: Where do you get your parrot trick props?

Postby greatgriffin » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:50 am

Most pet shops sell some basic toys and on occasion you can stumble upon quite special ones - that's how I got some of them. I have also crafted some, for example the rings on peg props are a self-made peg made of a twig from a tree from my backyard and some wooden curtain rings.

But you may find items at quite unexpected places - one day I was walking about in a toy store with my kids to find something for them, and what I ended up with was a nice big hoop that I am now training Crackie to fly through.

Garage sales and flea markets sure are a treasure trove. You want to minimize your expenses on things that are likely to be chewed and ruined in a matter of weeks or even days...
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Re: Where do you get your parrot trick props?

Postby Natacha » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:13 pm

I got a skate board on sale on a website ($10 versus $25) figuring that Joey might like it..
Right now, I have on display somewhere so they (all birds) get used to seeing it.
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