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Re: DIY Bird Toys?

Postby Wolf » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:04 am

I really prefer to use heat as I know that it will kill anything that could harm your bird. Also it is easier to get several different sized and shaped perches and branches off of the main branch by putting them together myself. But then I have the means to drill holes in the larger pieces to fit the smaller pieces in and so forth.
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Re: DIY Bird Toys?

Postby Toggsy » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:07 pm

milk bottle and soft drinks bottle tops threaded on a old shoe lace non toxic and best of all free
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Re: DIY Bird Toys?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:44 am

I would not recommend using plastic items. They chew them and, if they ingest any of the pieces (and it would not be the first or last time this happens), the bird can end up with crop impaction or intestinal occlusion which means death unless surgery is performed opportunely.
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Re: DIY Bird Toys?

Postby seagoatdeb » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:26 pm

Hard plastic is non toxic for birds and yes I agree that for some big birds that can chew them they could be injested. But for smaller and medium birds they can be great toys.
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Re: DIY Bird Toys?

Postby seagoatdeb » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:30 pm

My birds both love puzzle toys and foraging toys and will work away for a long time to get the reward. I make most of them myself but will buy a foraging toy that I think is great too. I often put a new foraging toy in their cages if i have to be out for most of the day and they have "won" their reward when I get back home.
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